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Old December 22nd   #1
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Man Dies at 102 Owns Same Car 82 Years!

From the NABMS email list.
But originally posted in July 2010 here:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ll.html?cat=37
from the original Museum Jan 2006 press release here:
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/ne...t_entrepreneur

In 1928, Allen Swift, Springfield, Massachusetts, received a new 1928 Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 Roadster from his father as a graduation gift. Over the years, he put 170,000 miles on it, and drove it until October, 2005, when he died at the age of 102. Mr. Swift set a record for being the oldest living person to have owned a car from new. The vehicle was left to one of the Springfield Museums, in addition to $1 million dollars to create a new history museum.

The Rolls is said to still run smoothly, and as you can see from the picture, was kept up beautifully. This story is making its way around the internet, and is listed on several websites. How great to know that Mr. Swift's father had many years to watch his son cherish and care for his gift. Sometimes the thought that you put into an expression of love and pride can last for a lifetime.

This picture from:
http://www.assaultweb.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=130425


This picture from:
http://www.triumphrat.net/biker-hang...-82-years.html


And more links to the same story on sites all over:
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=64040
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s....php?p=5997231
http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com...?topic=36234.0
http://monde.jigluhood.com/discussion/threads/2922037
http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/...r-for-82-years
http://activerain.com/blogsview/2023...u-owned-a-car-
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That's freaking crazy dude and an awesome story. That car looks huge next to him
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It does. I was thinking the turning radius on that must be like the old Batmobile, lol.
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