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This man owned & drove the same car for 82 YEARS
#1
This is what I call getting your money's worth.

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)...

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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#2
I cannot believe anything would function for that long nowadays..

kudos for the industry quality back then
#3
southbiochem Wrote:I cannot believe anything would function for that long nowadays..

kudos for the industry quality back then

You're quite right. Rolls Royces lose their value extraordinarily quickly and you can buy secondhand ones for a mere fraction of their original price.
"You can be young without money but you can't be old without money"
Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams
#4
I don't think that one will however...at the condition it's in, plus the fact that it's still running, it'll end up sold at auction for a fortune.

Oh, I just noticed the donated to a museum, well it could end up sold for a fortune at auction.
#5
ANY vehicle will last......IF you take care of it.

No, they "don't make them like they used too". but if you take care of your vehicle like you are supposed too, it will last you a long time.

Most people just drive their vehicles until they burn up the engine, wear it out without proper maintenance, or just abuse the hell out of it.
#6
Well in all honesty a Rolls is supposed to last for ever ,I would be hard set to get a new car if I owned a classic.
#7
In the early times when RollsRoyce was in it's hayday, they would fly a mechanic anywhere in the world to take care of your problem with any of their vehicles
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