This is one lucky guy. Irv Gordon hasn't had a car payment since 1969. I'm guessing at that because his car is a 1966 Volvo P-1800, so with a 36 month auto loan, that would mean 44 years payment free. WooHoo!
And it gets better....he's a celebrity, or at least his car is, because it will very shortly surpass the 3,000,000 mile mark. I wonder if he can pull in to a Volvo dealer and get a free oil change, and maybe a latte? Considering all the free publicity he's getting for Volvo, I should think they'd at least comp him an oil change.
And it's actually a pretty cool car. Not that it was ever a hot rod, but as sports cars are usually rather fragile, this one was built like a tank. And it has a silver screen....actually a "small screen"....pedigree, too.
It was the mount (don't go there 007 fans!) of TV's The Saint.
Vic seems to think his 3,000,000 mile record will stand forever. Can you imagine a car today, ANY car made today with all it's electronics and super-sophisticated bits, still going strong after 3,000,000 miles? Forty seven years, yes, if it's a Garage Queen. But what's the fun of having a cool car if you can't drive it?
So lemme think....my 'lil car has 107K miles on it in 6 1/2 years....that's about 16,500 miles per year....3,000,000 miles would take me....another 181 years.
Vic...I agree. I think your record is safe. ;)