American clocks nearly 5 million km with 1966 Volvo P1800S
You may have heard of Irv Gordon and the world-record mileage on his faithful 1966 Volvo P1800. The car is set to cross yet another milestone.
The American made it into the newspapers back in 2007 when he cruised past the 4.2 million km figure, and once again in 2011 when he added another 482,000 km to the odometer.
It is only a matter of time before he clocks 5 million km, a feat of biblical proportions. As of today, the total distance he has travelled in his P1800S hovers around 4,827,000 km roughly.
Irv bought the coupe back in 1966, straight off the dealers and in the 46 years of ownership he has rebuilt the engine twice, albeit the majority of the original parts supposedly remain.
The retired tutor has been the sole driver to the car since 1966 and on average he clocks nearly 160,000 km per year, traveling to auto shows across the country.