The last mile

Remember the guy with the Volvo with more than three million miles on it? The car has now officially outlasted him:

Irv Gordon, who bought a new Volvo P1800S in 1966 and drove it to a Guinness World Record 3.2 million miles, has died. He was 77.

Gordon didn’t set out to become a Guinness world record holder. As he told Wired back in 2010 — when his Volvo showed just 2.8 million miles — he simply wanted a reliable ride after having bad luck with a brand-new Corvair. “I liked the way the car looked and the way it rode, but it broke down four blocks from the showroom the night I bought it,” he said of the Chevy.

Last time he posted to Facebook, he’d hit 3,250,257.

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