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.