It’s been almost three years since we reported that Irv Gordon wanted to hit three-million miles in his 1966 Volvo P1800, and the Guinness Book of Records holder will achieve that milestone this year.
The 73-year-old retired science teacher from Patchogue, New York currently holds the record of most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle, and has driven over 2.99-million miles in his P1800. Gordon has been bringing his P1800 to the same certified Volvo technician for more than 15 years, helping make sure the vehicle lasts as long as it has.
Gordon plans on hitting the three-million mile mark in Alaska this September. It is one of two U.S. states Gordon has never visited.
“I’m realizing this will be a record that no one will surpass,” said Irv Gordon. “So, these next few thousands of miles will be special and sentimental for me. I’m looking forward to visiting my favorite places in big, beautiful America – from national parks to roadside cafes, from the Pacific Coast Highway to small roads that are miles from the Interstate.”
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