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Loose rivets
16th Jan 2013, 20:48
This man owned & drove the same car for 82 YEARS.

Can you imagine even having the same car for 82 years?

Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield, MA) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928.

He drove it up until his death last year ... at the age of 102!!!

He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new.

Just thought you'd like to see it.

It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death.

It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years). That's approximately 13,048 miles per year (1087 per month)...


Good picture at the bottom of the news item:




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P6 Driver
16th Jan 2013, 22:04
A nice story but I've seen better parking - even I can park parallel to the kerb!

racedo
16th Jan 2013, 22:32
Daddy must have been a little bit rich...................

No way are my littlies getting a RR for graduating.

GLuis103
16th Jan 2013, 22:50
Daaaamn you got to love your car sooo much lol

500N
16th Jan 2013, 22:58
"but a bit draughty in the lay-by http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/badteeth.gif"


I'd put up with it :O

AlpineSkier
17th Jan 2013, 09:39
But the important point is that car has been built in Springfied

Disagree. As focussed on by most articles, I would say the most interesting part is that it was owned and driven from new by one man for all of his very long life.