Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Very Old Rolls

I'm grateful to my brother-in-law Tony for sending me this interesting piece.

Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield , MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928.

He drove it up until his recent the age of 102.

He was the oldest  living owner of a car that was purchased new.

It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death.

It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years). That's approximately 13,048 miles per year (1087 per  month).

They don't make them like they used to!

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