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(AOL)   Long Island man's 1966 Volvo reaches the three million mile mark. Take that, Ford   ( divider line
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1230 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Sep 2013 at 8:40 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-24 09:44:43 AM  
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"A common long lasting car is the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car based on the Ford Panther platform. These vehicles are used as limos, police interceptors and taxi services in North America and often have 500,000 miles before requiring engine or transmission rebuilds. The highest recorded mileage is a 1983 Lincoln Town car with 1.3 million miles, the power train was rebuilt after 1 million miles."

As someone who has a 1997 Grand Marquis with 304,000+ miles as a beater that I use to keep miles off my other cars, I see no issue with this thing easily getting to 500,000mi.

Am I going to keep that thing long enough to try and get to 500,000mi? Not a chance in hell. It's a Marquis, they are a dime a dozen.

A Volvo P1800 is not a dime a dozen car.

However, I'm pretty sure Mr. Gordon is retired and he just drove to Alaska if I'm not mistaken. I'm pretty sure if you had nothing but time to drive around the country and rack up miles, it would certainly help. Not to mention I'm certain Volvo has provided some "backing" to his quest, considering that he and his car are now appearing in commercials for new Volvos.
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