Irv Gordon holds a very special record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Gordon, who turned 70 yesterday, holds the record for the highest mileage vehicle on the road. Gordon’s red 1966 Volvo P1800 has 2.8 miles on it and he says that he wants to hit 3 million miles by his 73rd birthday.
“Three million miles is an iron clad number that I’d like to think sits right up there with DiMaggio’s consecutive game hitting streak,” Gordon said. “Who’s going to beat that? No one.”
In 1966, Gordon , aretired as a science teacher from East Patchogue, N.Y., drove 1,500 miles in the first 48 hours of ownership. He made the Guinness Book of World Records in 1998 when he hit 1.69 million miles.
“I used to think I’d park it in a museum where people will get to enjoy seeing the car that beat the odds – all with the same engine, same radio, same axles, same transmission and of course the same driver,” Gordon said. “Now I think, ‘no way.’ I’ll either keep driving it or sell it for $3 million.”
– By: Stephen Calogera