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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr Haney, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Mr Haney
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    <DD>Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield , MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last year.....at the age of 102!</DD>

    <DD>He was the oldest living owner of a car from new. Just thought you'd like to see it. He donated it to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 170,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years) ...That's approximately 2000 miles per year...<DD><DD>[​IMG]<DD>

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  2. Since 1975 when I was in high school.

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    This photo is from the fall of 1976 when I started TNCC.
     
  3. That's nice another dead rich dude.
     
  4. revkev6
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    from ma


    holy crap! can't believe he parked that thing right there! not a very good part of springfield! probably died at 102 from some punk trying to carjack him :rolleyes:


    oh, and longest I've owned a car is my 32, bought the body and frame when I was 14 in 1994.
     

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  5. Mr Haney
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    You guys amaze me........the longest I ever kept a car was my 34 5-window. Kept it for 7 years and that is only because , bank was holding the title :D Humping and Dumping seems to be my thing.......hats of to ya.
     
  6. I think about 7 years is my record. Most generally 3 years is as long as I keep one. By then the new has wore off and all the bugs are worked out.

    I had a motor cycle that I kept from 77 to 85. But the last 6 months I had it it was in pieces. And that's the way it went.
     
  7. Thirty years...............
     

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  8. junk yard kid
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    a day and on up to 15 years
     
  9. choke
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    51 ford F-1 15 years. i still miss that truck!!!
     
  10. retiredblue
    Joined: Mar 1, 2010
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    from california

    I received this car in about 1973 when I was in High School. The car belonged to my big brother when he returned from Viet Nam in 1966. He bought the car in Long Beach Ca. I am the 3rd owner
     
  11. OldBuzzard
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    The '38 Chev pickup in the avatar. Since 1956. 54 years.
     
  12. Big Bad Dad
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    I have owned this one since Sept. '77. Uh, that would be 33 Years! Wow, getting old.......:(
     

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  13. Mr. Jean
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    One of my non Hamb type 4x4 trucks almost 14 years now.

    Also have a Tahoe 4x4 almost 12 years now.
     
  14. 1lowbuckrodder
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    owned this 47 for 17yrs it was a goodfamily car, just traded it,,
     

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  15. 32 Chevy since Feb. 1972
     
  16. ibcalaveras
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    I bought my wagon in March of 78 for 1K everyone thought I paid to much. Other than 7 motors, 5 trannys, 3 rear ends and four set of rims it is pretty much the same as when I bought it.
     

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  17. xix32
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    since 1975, 35 years so far.

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  18. olscrounger
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    wife's 55 Chevy since 1975--our daily driver for many years, 57 Fuely BelAir--bought 76-sold 86, bought back 2000--not leaving this time til I'm gone
     

  19. I bought my OT daily new back in 1984.
     
  20. wheels1950
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    from PA. USA

    since 1980
     

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  21. scrubba
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    Since April 1982, my 1953 Panel delivery :
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    scrubba
     
  22. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    I have a non HAMB friendly Corvette I've had for 13 years.
     
  23. '57 BelAir since July of '64
    '69 Nova since January of '69
    '70 Chevelle since June of '70

    :eek:
     
  24. I've only had my '54 Ford Customline since June of this year but I'm quite sure that I will have it for more than ten years for sure. I'm more of the get it and fix it then keep it forever kind of guy. It's my first Classic/Kustom and I'm sure that will be more than enough nostalgia for me to keep it forever.
     
  25. atch
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    i bought clarence in march of 1973. you do the math...
     
  26. theHIGHLANDER
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    O/T Bronco, "Nite" edition. Bought it used in 99. Still got it, can't seem to part with it or work on it. I cleaned it up to sell about 2-3yrs ago. I have a big black dog, Jesse, he's 1/2 Rott and 1/2 Shepard and he freaks out when I start it to move it around the yard. Mrs. Highlander gets a big kick out of how proud he sits in the pass seat. So as I was cleaning it up to sell he was in his spot hangin out as I worked and she came out nearly teary-eyed, "...oh hon, how can you sell it? Look at him..." "Ok babe, not for sale." 100 bonus points for how she feels about it now. Go ahead and guess...
     
  27. motorhead748
    Joined: Apr 23, 2007
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    69 mercury cyclone spoiler II Dan Gurney special I bought in march `77 and 69 Shelby GT 500 I bought in march 78,
    merc was a dailey driver till about `90, Close to 200K miles on it now. Shelby had 36K on it when I bought it and has 45K on it now.
     
  28. 68 Camaro, was given to me in 1973ish. Sold it 2005 and do not regret it.
     
  29. volksjunky
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    Ive had my 41 chev PU for twenty three years now,didnt realize it had been that long already...
     
  30. csclassics
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
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    Longest for me has only been 7 years, had a 58 Impala for 7 years and have had my 63 Corvair for 3 and a half now.
     

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