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« on: Tue 4 January, 2011 - 04:10 pm »

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26464862@N00/4611759942/

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. See the story on page 76 here .

The Rolls is said to still run smoothly, and as you can see from the picture, was kept up beautifully.
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« Reply #1 on: Tue 4 January, 2011 - 05:31 pm »

Tis beautiful ... but shame about the colour. That's a revolting early-hospital palette
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 4 January, 2011 - 05:44 pm »

The interesting story for me is the one not told....What did his father do  that was so successful during the 1928 recession that he could afford to gift a roller to his teenage kid?
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 4 January, 2011 - 06:48 pm »

The interesting story for me is the one not told....What did his father do  that was so successful during the 1928 recession that he could afford to gift a roller to his teenage kid?

my thoughts exactly!   eek
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 4 January, 2011 - 09:05 pm »

Fricken Mafia!!
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