Irvin Gordon takes getting the use out of your vehicle to a whole new level. When most people hit around 100,000 miles they usually consider looking at new vehicles with new wheels like Helo rims. Not Irvin. He has a care that is 40,000 miles away from three million miles in his 1966 Volvo P1800S. No, that is not a misspelling. That is the word MILLION.
Irvin Gordon, 72, is a retiree from Bay Shore, N.Y. He had bout his Volvo brand new on June 30, 1966 for $4,150. Back in 1966 that was a full year’s salary. He did not get the optional A/C but did spend an extra $10 on the new AM/FM radio.
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Gordon does his tune-ups and oil changes regularly. The 66 Volvo P1800S still has the original motor in it but it has been rebuilt twice. “I have a feeling I’ll be dead long before the car,” he said. He also doesn’t let anyone else drive the car. Why doesn’t he get a new car? “It’s just a car I enjoy driving,” the 72-year-old former teacher told The Associated Press.
When Gordon was still working he would drive about 125 miles away for his job. When he was raising his family he would take his wife (now divorced) and his children on road trips all over the nation and to Canada. Even riding solo now, he still road trips a lot. Velocity wheels would look good on his Volvo visiting places across the nation.
“I have had coffee in every state,” said Gordon. “I am my own travel channel.”
Is Irvin Gordon ready to part ways any time soon with his 66 Volvo?
He is not looking to buy or leave his beloved Volvo anytime soon. In fact, Volvo has used Gordon at numerous car shows where they display Redbourne wheels, Dub rims, XD rims, and many more wheels along with Irvin’s Volvo. He is indeed the Guinness Book of World Records holder for most mileage on a car since 2002 when a ‘High Mileage Vehicle’ category was made for him after he passed the 1.6 million mile mark.