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Some Things are Built to Last

Driving the same car for 77 years wouldn’t be too bad if it was this car. Allen Swift of Springfield, Massachusetts, completed college in 1928. His father bought him a Rolls Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster as a graduation gift. Swift took good care of his car, and drove it until his death in 2005. 

Swift was a legend among Rolls-Royce collectors for owning his green Phantom I, S273 FP Rolls longer than anyone in the world had ever owned an individual Rolls-Royce. In recognition of that fact, Rolls-Royce Motors presented him with a crystal Spirit of Ecstasy award at the Rolls-Royce Annual Meeting in 1994.

In fact, Swift Swift also set a record for being the oldest living person to have owned a car from new.

Swift bequeathed his vehicle and a million dollars to the Springfield Museums. The car is now on display at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. -via reddit


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