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Unread 07-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default [KSL] Ny man drives 3 million miles... In a volvo.

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) - It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it's not a battery. It's Irvin Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800S.

Gordon's small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across the globe.

The retired schoolteacher from Long Island hopes to reach the 3 million mile mark by next year. He only has 34,000 miles to go.

The 72-year-old Gordon drives his Volvo everywhere. He has held the Guinness World Records mark for High Mileage Vehicle since 2002 and was the first person to hold that record.
"It's just a car I enjoy driving," he said.

And Queue the gloating from Ksimp....
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He may have ruined his cylinder walls and compression wings.
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Yeah. Should hold up fine, long as you don't drive like a primate.

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Unread 07-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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One of the only Volvos I would ever own, I think they are one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Too bad they are kind of slow.
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Unread 07-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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I'm surprised it isn't a turbo brick, lol
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This guy keeps resurfacing. Quite the accomplishment. I would love to see a retro remake of the 1800 series.
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Thats a lot of miles in a nice looking car.

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