Friday, December 13, 2013

Here's Longevity for You!

 Mr. Allen Swift:  Born:  1908—Died 2010


This man owned and 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 at 82 years of age. That's approximately 13,048 miles per year, 1,087 miles per month.



1,070,000! That's miles not kilometres! 


That's British engineering of a bygone era. 


I don't think they make them like this any more.




















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