- Irvin Gordon
- 3,039,122 mile(s)
- United States (Girdwood)
At 4 p.m. on 18 September 2013, Irvin "Irv" Gordon (USA) clocked up his three-millionth mile in his 1966 Volvo 1800S while driving near the village of Girdwood, south of Anchorage in Alaska, USA. By 1 May 2014, he had driven 3,039,122 miles.
Irv drives his car on a daily basis and covers an estimated 140,000–160,000 km (85,000–100,000 miles) per year, thanks in part to being driven to numerous car shows and events in the USA and occasionally overseas. The farthest he has driven in one go is from New York to Vancouver, although in total, he's driven the equivalent of nearly 120 complete circumnavigations of the planet.
Irv bought his P-1800S on 30 June 1966 for $4,150 (the equivalent of a whole year's salary) at the age of 25, and has said we would sell it if he can get a dollar per mile!
Irv states: "Now that I have a brand new XC-60R AWD as a present from VCNA....I plan to spend a great deal of time in it this year and give my 1800 a bit of a break. No intention of trying for 4 million at this time as I will be on the road in air conditioned comfort for a change."