• M. Allen Swift with his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster

    We've all heard the stories about people who hang onto their cars for decades. Irv Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800 is one; he's got more than 2.6 million miles on it now, after buying it new for $4,150. Then there's Rachel Veitch, who at 91 has logged 562,000 miles--and had no fewer than 18 batteries and seven mufflers under "lifetime warranty" programs--on her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. But M. Allen Swift of Massachusetts holds the Guinness World Record for longest-standing original owner. The length of time he drove his car may never be beaten: He was given his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I...

  • 1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype gas-mileage record-holder
    World-Record Gas-Mileage Champ For Sale, From 1959, For $425K. Ahem.

    It's the Friday before a long holiday, which means most of you aren't around to read this. But for those who are, here's our bit of green-car randomness to launch the Independence Day celebrations. How would you like to own a semi-derelict, half-century-old, very odd-looking German car that holds a...

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