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1966 Volvo P1800 reaches 2.8 million miles driven, sets new world record


After seeing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport set a new world record for the fastest production car, we now get see a new type of record being broken by a very different car.

The 1966 Volvo P1800 you see above, owned by Irv Gordon, has reached a whopping 2.8 million miles (4.5 million km) driven, owning the new world record for the biggest distance traveled by a non-commercial vehicle.

According to 70-year old Gordon, the secret to the longevity of the Volvo’s life is partly due to the tough Swedish engineering, but also to regular maintenance. This means an oil change every 3,000 miles and a new transmission fluid every 25,000 miles.

Besides that, the only large problem the Volvo ever had was at the 680,000 mile mark, when the engine had to be rebuilt. After that, it was smooth sailing.

Gordon also says that he hopes to take the car over 3 million mark in the next few years, hopefully just in time for his 73rd birthday. We wish him the best of luck and plenty of safe miles driven in the old Volvo.

Source: Autoevolution via RideLust


2 Responses to 1966 Volvo P1800 reaches 2.8 million miles driven, sets new world record

  1. intensive driving says:

    A much more impressive achievement than the Bugatti nonsense.

  2. Anonymous says:

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