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Chicago Volvo Dealer Congratulates Record-Holding Volvo Owner
Volvo of Lisle shares the latest news on Irv Gordon, the record-holding Volvo owner who visited its Chicago Volvo dealership in 1996.
By: PCG Digital Marketing
Gordon, a retired science teacher from East Patchogue, N.Y., drives the highest mileage vehicle on the road – a 1966 Volvo P1800. And, at age 70, Irv is still driving, with the 3 million mile mark just a few years away.
After the two-seat coupe debuted at the auto show in Brussels in 1960, production began a year later, making 2011 the 50th anniversary for the P1800.
Gordon purchased his P1800 in 1966 and drove it 1,500 miles within the first 48 hours. Between a 125-mile round-trip daily commute and an obvious passion for driving, his P1800 reached 500,000 miles within 10 years.
When Gordon pulled onto the lot of Volvo of Lisle, a leading Chicago Volvo dealer, twenty years later in 1996, his Volvo had traveled nearly 1.5 million miles.
Just two years later, with his odometer at 1.69 million miles, he made the Guinness Book of World Records for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle.
Chicago Volvo Dealer Congratulates Record Holder
Now with more than 2.8 million miles on his sporty red Volvo, Gordon confirmed his goal on his birthday last month of reaching 3 million miles before turning 73.
"Three million miles by my 73rd birthday sounds right," Gordon said. "But, whether I reach that mark is more up to me than it is the car. The car's parts have long proven they can take it, but I'm not so sure about my own. Either way, it will be a fantastic testament to the engineering genius of Volvo as well as to the resiliency of folks my age."
Volvo of Lisle would like to congratulate Gordon on his amazing journey this far, and welcomes him to return to its Chicago Volvo dealership on his road to 3 million miles.
Synonymous with safety and, clearly from Gordon’s story, reliability, Volvo vehicles are a perfect choice for consumers in Chicago.
About Volvo of Lisle:
Conveniently located on Route 53 a block south of I-88 in Lisle, Volvo of Lisle has served Chicago, Lisle, Naperville, Aurora and the surrounding area with first-class customer service and a tremendous selection of Volvo vehicles for years. The Chicago Volvo dealer also offers a service center with trained technicians and a wide array of Volvo accessories and parts.
Volvo Of Lisle
4375 Lincoln Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
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