3 Million Miles Volvo 1800S – 120 laps around the world!


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Irv Gordon bought this Volvo 1800S in 1966 and since then it had done 3 million miles.

Irv said that it was rather undramatic as he was just cruising on Seward Highway, at the village of Hope, south of Anchorage in the state of Alaska when it ticked over. Irv clocked 125 miles in his daily commute and logged 500,000 miles in 10 years.  In 1987, he celebrated his one-millionth mile driving a loop around the Tavern on the Green in Central Park and in 2002, he drove the car’s two-millionth mile down Times Square to international media attention.

He said, “it has really not been about just getting to the three million miles; it’s more about the trips that got me to the three million miles and what I have experienced getting there. I never had a goal to get to one million, to two million. I just enjoyed driving and experiencing life through my Volvo.” 

Here are more pictures of the 1800S and its proud owner!

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Source: Volvo Cars

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About Jack Lee

Jack Lee is an unqualified petrol head (some say, to be one, you have to own an Alfa Romeo) who is disappointed with cars which are getting more and more electronics and the lack of interest in cars shown by today's youths in general. He owns an almost 20 year car from Germany, which has almost 50:50 weight distribution, 3 pedals (manual, FTW!) and believes that everyone should spin at the last corner of Sepang circuit at least once in their life. He also holds the distinction in TCG as the person with the lightest right foot, of course, when compared with his colleagues' mutated cast iron right foot.

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