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02 June 2014
Mike Davies writes about a car and its driver

Mr. Allen Swift: Born:  1908 - Died 2010

Rolls Royce:  Born: 1928 - still going

 

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, MA ) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P 1 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 at 82 years of age. 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 from a bygone era.

Read more about the Springfield Car Museum:-

http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/springfield_history/exhibits/view/162-automobile_gallery

 




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