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NY man nears 3-million mile mark in '66 Volvo

GasBuddy Blog -- Irv Gordon is a retired schoolteacher living on Long Island in East Patchogue. If you ever want to have a conversation with someone who can advise you on the best way to take care of your car...he's an expert. But you probably won't find him very easily.

Mr. Gordon is 72 and he drives his red 1966 Volvo P1800S coupe everywhere. Apparently, he's been doing that for a long time because he anticipates that his odometer will pass the 3-million milestone some time soon, maybe within the next six months.

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 says.

He bought it new in 1966, and according...


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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2012 2:58:07 PM

The Long Island School District must pay him a pretty good retirement to be able to "fuel" his unending wanderings.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:08:13 PM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 4:30:32 PM

That's pretty amazing. Personally I get tired of my vehicles when they start to break more frequently and the reliability becomes an inconvenience or a problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 3:59:56 PM

Just change the oil.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 12:29:45 PM

It's amazing what can happen with the proper care
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 12:27:58 PM

A 125-mile daily commute? Hell, I'd move!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 12:00:20 PM

Just a minute..... What ? I'm playing Pong with Space Invaders on the side. No time to drive or do the upkeep for the '55 Mercury Monterey.
Way to go Merv, uuuuuh! Irv! Almost three million miles in a '66 Volvo! When do you have time to do other things? Keep racking up the miles though!
I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept or anything else.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 10:40:42 AM

lucky for him
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 10:20:53 AM

Shows what good maintenance will doD!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 10:17:12 AM

ROLL ON!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 10:16:58 AM

Now that's cool...
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:56:42 AM

I doubt Volvo can do as good as earlier version any more ...
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:52:36 AM

BlueVanGroup, LOL
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:48:19 AM

With a paid-for vehicle, his gas costs are a small cost to his total trans-bill...way to go!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:46:04 AM

That's pretty cool.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:42:16 AM

great
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:39:07 AM

Yesterdays news, same comment...
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:38:49 AM

Interesting
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Lol BlueVan
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Very good outlook on life.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:36:55 AM


Slightly more miles than yesterday. :-)
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Wow
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Cool!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:35:29 AM

Today's cars won't last that long.
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They used to build bricks and put wheels on 'em
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:33:24 AM

great
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:32:12 AM

says alot for the older cars..
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:32:11 AM

saw it on the news too
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:31:16 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:31:07 AM

This is a repeat article... old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:29:42 AM

So...at ~260 miles a day...he doesn't really live in E. Patchogue. I would like to see his mileage logs. I don't believe it...in a Volvo? They still have a hard time staying on the road!

The funny part is, he thinks the value has gone UP with a reported 3 mil miles! I wouldn't give $5 for it because I couldn't afford to fix it!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:29:37 AM

ok
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old
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:29:22 AM

That could be the car in "The Saint" with Roger Moore.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:29:15 AM

OK
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Too unbelievable!
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Amazing, when does he sleep?
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:26:34 AM

Let's go Volvo!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:26:33 AM

Please nudge the intern. Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:25:56 AM

It was in yahoo already.
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AC-302. obviously you hadn't read the FULL ARTICLE, as it does say it is the same engine and it hadn't been rebuilt.

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:25:31 AM

:)
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:23:06 AM

The owner probably thinks nothing of driving coast to coast.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:21:58 AM

Highway miles I bet.
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Wow!
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Vehicles can last if they are well built and well taken cared of.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:20:35 AM

this will make a good add for Volvo's dependability.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:19:32 AM

This guy has spent much of his life behind the wheel of this car!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:19:23 AM

I have a ways to go to have 3 million miles on my 2004 300M, but I do have 300k on it.
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Should go on tour with Volvo.
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