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3,000,000 miles in a 1966 Volvo P1800

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We've told you here of Million Mile Joe, the Maine resident who kept his meticulously maintained 1990 Honda Accord running through a whopping 1,000,000 miles. And while Joe was getting plenty of media attention as he approached that milestone (and a brand new Accord from Honda once he passed it) a New York man was quietly racking up even more miles -- almost 3,000,000 -- in a beautiful red 1966 Volvo P1800.

Irv Gordon, of Long Island, bought the Volvo new in June of '66 for $4,150 (for some, a full year's salary at the time). Since then Gordon, who has stated a lifelong love of travel, has been racking up the miles: it took 21 years to reach the first million miles, and another 15 to reach the two-million mark, according to MSNBC. Now, 46 years after purchasing the Volvo and already having driven the car the equivalent of 1,200 trips around the globe at the equator, Gordon is less than 40,000 miles from clicking "3,000,000" on the odometer.

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I loved the P1800..they had a really nice shape to them and are classed as a classic now...great..thanks for that. :) .makes me want one more now..!

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A gorgeous car...

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