Car owned by a gentle old man who just drove it so carefully...
This person had a great start in life. Mr. Allen Swift: Born - 1908 - Died 2010 This man owned and drove the same car for 82 years.
Can you imagine even having the same car for 82 years? Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield MA) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last year at the age of 102. He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new. Just thought you'd like to see it.
|Rolls Royce Phantom 1928|
It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death.
It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition.
82 years - That's approximately 13,048 miles per year (1087 per month). 1,070,000 that's miles not kilometers.
That's British engineering of a bygone era. I don't think they make them like this anymore.
Charles van Lierre MPHS Jan 66
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