New York man and his 1966 red Volvo P1800 seek to reach 3 million miles sometime next year. Irvin Gordon, owner of the globetrotting classic, broke the Guinness World Record in 2002 for highest mileage on a vehicle, and he is currently just 34,000 miles away from his 3 million mile goal. Gordon has achieved most of the mileage going to car shows and events, but he has also taken trips to have coffee in every state just for the enjoyment of driving.
Gordon originally purchased his Volvo new in 1966 for $4,150. So what is his secret for his classic car’s longevity? Basic car maintenance and careful driving have kept his P1800 on the road. The original engine has been rebuilt twice, and Gordon has packed the trunk with car parts “just in case” a breakdown was to occur.
Whether you have had your classic car since before it could be called vintage or acquired it later, these collector cars need proper care and storage. Problems like tire rot, rust, and oil leaks are common with older vehicles, but can be prevented and repaired with regular maintenance and climate-controlled storage. A little precaution now can keep your classic on the road for years (and miles) to come.
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About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.