MY LONGEST-RUNNING car was a 1981 BMW 320is that served me just beyond 348,000 miles in California, South Carolina, Virginia, and Germany over a 12 year period. That's millions of miles less than Irv Gordon has clocked on his Volvo P1800 during the past 40 years.
Some stats from his Long Island driving experience:
He has changed its oil 710 times. Irv recommends changing your oil every 3,500 miles (5,632 km).
He has driven more than 100,000 miles (160,934 km) per year since retiring in 1996.
Absolutely no false starts. It has started every morning.
That's the original engine under the bonnet, rebuilt at around 675,000 miles (1,086,307 km).
One new starter.
He bought the car for $4,150 in 1966. "The best $4,150 I've ever spent."
He has tuned it up 99 times--every 25,000 miles, or 40,233 km.
He has logged 8,285 tanks of gas. Teachers log things. The Volvo gets 25 miles, or 40.23 km, per gallon.
Yahoo -- "Record-Breaking Volvo Driver Irv Gordon Clocks Four Million Kilometers in His Trusty P1800"