578,000 Miles of Driving Throughout 48 Years

An elderly woman from the United States drove her automobile for one last time after motoring for over 48 years and driving more than 578,000 miles. The 93 year old woman parked her treasured “Chariot” for the last time which has held up by way of 18 new electric batteries and 3 marriage breakdowns.

Rachel Veitch purchased the Mercury Comet Caliente in 1966 for $3,295 and voluntarily made a decision to give up driving her car because she’s now registered blind. She asserted that she had no ideas of driving a car any more.

She had a lot of dedication to the Mercury Comet that each time she filled up with fuel that she wrote down the recorded miles and the date and determined how many miles per gallon she got. She boasts to not be a damaging woman and has always cared for anything she bought.

The woman has no promises to passing on the car to her family knowing that her four children, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grand children would not cherish the car like she did. As an alternative she wants to sell it off right after it appears in a vintage motor vehicle display later this year.

She does nevertheless consider selling to TV star Jay Leno who is a vintage vehicle fan. The woman has never spoken with the star but has questioned if he’d like to buy it.

Motorist Irv Gordon holds the world record for the most miles driven in a 1966 Volvo P1800 which by 1998 had travelled 1.69 million miles. Some believe now that he has journeyed approximately 2.8 million miles in the same car.

James Lyn School of Motoring provide driving lessons in Billingham and the surrounding areas.


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