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Volvo highest mileage in history

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Volvo highest mileage in history

Post by Sveedy »

I'm sure all Volvophiles are aware of this little nugget, but I just saw an episode of " Chasing Classic Cars "
where the host checked out the worlds highest mileage car in history -
'66 P1800 with 3.2 million miles on it !
Quite the feather in the Volvo hat !
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Yep, Irv Gordon was a cool guy! He died a couple years ago. A Volvo legend!

PS. I see "N. Arizona" on your profile and that always gets my interest as an NAU alum!
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Yes he seemed like quite the character. The car had the original engine ( rebuilt twice ! ) and trans case. Just unbelievable. I'd be wondering about the stress on metal and welds after all of that road time. But the thing looked beautiful ! They mentioned it going to a Volvo museum that is planned for N. Carolina.
And yep - I've been spending a bit of time in Flagstaff for years now, though I live down toward the Prescott area.
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That are alot of miles... Even for a Volvo
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The last ten minutes of the show covers the P1800.
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The P1800 was originally designed with Weber carburetors, but,the engineers didn’t like getting grilled, and so the Volvo ended up getting SUed.
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I will be tempted to show this episode to a special someone who may say there are too many old car parts at our house.
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That might qualify for a 10 step program....or an interVolvtion
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Tragedy how commonplace the Odometer failure is in 850's..! I bet there's some real high numbers out there, but never got tallied down..
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