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 , Massachusetts) 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 in 2010. . . 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.
Think of it--82 years. 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 anymore.