Thursday, December 23, 2010

How Long Have You Owned a Car?

Can you imagine having the same car for 82 years!
I guess it was no longer under warranty...
Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield , MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928.

He drove it up until his death last the age of 102 !!!
He was the oldest living owner of a car from new.  Just thought you'd like to see it.
He donated it to a Springfield museum after his death.
It has 170,000 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 2000 miles per year... 
Just thought you would find this of interest.


Blogger Susan said...

Yes, I actually could imagine that owning a car that long. That is a beautiful car. I think I'll donate "Big Red" to the Henry Ford Museum!!!

February 5, 2011 at 10:43 PM 

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Ed Noble has been a car enthusiast his entire life. From the 1950s' on Woodward Avenue to writing automotive reviews for The Oakland Press Wheels page, car cruising is a summertime event he looks forward to each year. Ed will write new vehicle reviews for The Oakland Press and also provide some cruise news and other related information.

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