Saturday, July 2, 2011

Man dies at 102 - owned his car for 82 years

Can you imagine having the same car for 82 years?!!!
Since this is a Rolls, is it likely it was still under warranty for the original owner?
"How Long Have You Owned a Car?" 
 
Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield , MA.) 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 last year.....at the age of 102 !!!
He was the oldest living owner of a car from new.  Just thought you'd like to see it.
He donated it to a Springfield museum. It has 170,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years)
That's approximately 2000 miles per year.
In 2006, Mr. Allen Swift donated $1 million and his Rolls-Royce to the Springfield museum (press release). It became the founding stock of the Museum of Springfield History.
 
This is an old story but still interesting. It was checked out here and appears to be true.

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