Volvo owner with 2.8M miles on his car shares his secrets

Irv Gordon and his 1966 Volvo P1800

A little while back we brought you news about a man named Irv Gordon, a 70-year old man who holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest mileage vehicle on the road. Gordon”s red 1966 Volvo P1800 has 2.8 miles on it and he has promised to hit 3 million miles by his 73rd birthday.

Many have been wondering what Gordon’s secret it. He bought the car brand new for $4,150, which was almost his annual salary back in the day. How did he end up getting so much out of his $4,150 purchase?

When asked by Detroit News, Gordon replied: “There’s no secret formula for getting this many miles from a car.. As you would expect, much of it is common sense. Read the owner’s manual, and do what it says. It’s written by people who know what they are talking about.”

Makes sense. He says he’s never missed an oil or fluid change, a tire rotation, a lubrication or anything else specified in the manual. Gordon also prefers petroleum-based products over synthetic motor oil.

“Countless dinosaurs gave their lives millions of years ago to make petroleum oil and I salute them,” Gordon said. “Plus, obviously, it seems to work.”

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Detroit News