The bond between driver and car often falls into the “If I have to explain, you wouldn’t understand” category — however, it’s a very rare driver and vehicle that make it 82 years together without interruption. That’s just what Allen Swift did.
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.
Ok, so the old man gave him a Rolls for graduating? I think the traditional gift upon graduating is a nice pen or perhaps nowadays a laptop, but damn, a Rolls? Must be nice. Then Allen did just what we always say we’d do but never actually make happen: He drove it forever and never traded it away.
Just one thing jumps out at us, though: 82 years and it’s got less than 200,000 miles on it? Guess he just drove it to the club and right back.
Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 Roadster Still a Classic [Yahoo Associated Content]