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1966 Volvo P1800 Named 'Highest Car Mileage' Record Holder

24 November 1998

Guinness Book Of Records Names 1966 Volvo P1800 'Highest Car Mileage' Record Holder
    ROCKLEIGH, N.J., Nov. 23 -- The Guinness Book of Records has
officially named a 1966 Volvo P1800 as the vehicle holding the record for the
'Highest Car Mileage.'
    The car currently has over 1,671,000 miles and is driven every day by
its original owner, Irv Gordon of East Patchogue, New York who purchased
the car brand new in 1966 from Volvoville in Massapequa, New York.
    The car has collected miles on many trips throughout the United States
and Canada, as well as an overseas tour through England, Sweden,
Denmark, Holland and Germany.  Next, Mr. Gordon will drive it to Dallas
for the International Autobody Congress and Exposition trade show taking
place December 4-6.  Both man and car will be on hand at the Volvo booth
and welcome visitors.
    How does Mr. Gordon explain the durability and longevity of his vehicle?
"I treat my car with love -- I maintain and clean it regularly, and I
always use Genuine Volvo Parts during servicing."