I just checked my old guys’s Honda Civic and it has run almost 300,000 miles. The car is 16 years old. But that’s nothing compared to the nearly 3 millions miles the Volvo P1800S ran.
Irv Gordon, a Long Island native, bought the Volvo in 1966. He’s had it ever since and loved it to bits. I cannot imagine where the car has taken him because the number is jaw-dropping. He believes “the best way to explore America is by car” and looks like he has travelled through the United States with his trusty old car. I admire him for not giving up on his ride.
Because of this, Volvo took on his story and used it for a campaign. This retired teacher wants others to go out and see what is out there.
“Find your own journey and reason to believe because you only have one life to live. No matter how many roads I’ve been on, there’s always one I haven’t taken. That’s what makes it exciting.”- said the 73-year old Irv
His technician Nino Gambino said the owner follows the car’s manual and loves his Volvo so much. Hitting 3 million exactly won’t be a challenge. In fact, Irv is excited to revisit his favorite destinations in America. He thinks he might be in Alaska when the clock hits 3 million.
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