Three million miles in one car - level 3

Three million miles in one car - level 3

03-10-2013 14:00

"It was the best buy I ever made."

Now, we all know boys love their toys, but this man has taken his love for his toy to a different level. Yeah, the owner of this 1966 Volvo has clocked up three million miles to claim a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

"When I first bought the car in 1966, I remembered I was just hoping to have an automobile that would get me to and from work every day without constantly breaking down, like the last two GM cars that I had purchased. I was very happy when I figured hmm, I finally got a quality car that's going to be reliable and dependable. Well, I'm still driving it today, so obviously it's been reliable and dependable!"

Retired teacher Irving Gordon from New York bough the car 47 years ago and has been driving it ever since.

"The day I first bought the car, I picked it up on a Friday night and started driving around town, showing it off to all my friends at the local pubs and wherever else and just kept expanding my ride and before I knew it, I was in New Jersey and up in Connecticut, went back to my college in Massachusetts. By the time I'd got through, I'd put 1,500 miles on it. I'd been driving all weekend and that was the beginning!"

Difficult words: clock up (reach), constantly (again and again), break down (stop working), purchase (buy), reliable (of good quality), dependable (reliable), obviously (clearly), retired (not working anymore), expand (make longer), ride (trip), get through (to finish).

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