Drivers who think about trading in their cars as they approach 100,000 miles on the odometer should speak with Irv Gordon. The 74-year-old retired school teacher from New York’s Long Island just logged 3 million miles on his red 1966 Volvo P1800. Gordon, who already holds a Guinness World Record for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle, was driving on Alaska’s Highway 1 when he hit the 3-million mark. Gordon bought the car new and has been driving it ever since.
... He had a daily round-trip commute of 125 miles that formed a good foundation for extreme mileage. But Gordon also spent much of his spare time at the wheel, driving all over the U.S. He logged 1,500 miles in his first weekend after buying the car on a Friday and ran up 500,000 in 10 years. Gordon reached 1 million miles in 1987, got the Guinness record for 1.69 million in 1998 and passed 2 million in 2002. He said he loves driving the car because it is a way to explore interesting places and meet people.