1966 Volvo Clocks Up Its Three Millionth Mile

1966 Volvo Clocks Up Its Three Millionth Mile

The owner of a 1966 Volvo has clocked up three million miles to claim a place with Guinness World Records.

Irv Gordon bought the red P1800 47 years ago on June 30, 1966 - and has been driving it ever since.

"The day I first bought the car I picked it up on a Friday night and started driving around town and showing it off to all of my friends and local pubs and wherever else," Mr Gordon said.

"Before I knew it, I was up in New Jersey and up in Connecticut and went back to my college in Massachusetts."

He said the qualifications he was looking for in a car were simple: reliability and dependability.

"I was very happy when I figured I got a car that's going to be reliable and dependable, and well, I am still driving it today," Mr Gordon said.

On March 27, 2002, he was awarded the world record for the greatest ever recorded mileage by a single owner of a vehicle when he hit two million miles.

In just over 11 years, Mr Gordon was able to add another million to his odometer.

He reached three million miles while driving in Alaska.