You think racking up 100,000 miles on your clunker is impressive? One retired teacher is aiming for 3 million.
Irvin Gordon and his trusty 1966 Volvo P1800S only have 34,000 more miles to go to reach this milestone. So far, he’s driven the equivalent of about 1,176 times across the globe, the AP reports.
The 72-year-old was the first person to hold a Guinness World Record for High Mileage Vehicle, a distinction he’s had since 2002. So what’s so special about this vehicle?
“It’s just a car I enjoy driving,” he told the AP.
Back in 1966, the then-25-year-old Gordon, now a retired teacher from Long Island, bought the Volvo for $4,150, splurging an additional $10 for an AM/FM radio — about a whole year’s salary, he said.
Gordon, a fan of road trips, says he’s explore every state in this bad boy. “I am my own travel channel.”
Though his odometer doesn’t have enough digits to show the actual mileage, his tune-up records verify that he averages 85,000 to 100,000 miles a year. It took 21 years to hit 1 million miles and another 15 to hit another million.
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