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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
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney

    <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 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>

  2. Since 1975 when I was in high school.


    This photo is from the fall of 1976 when I started TNCC.
  3. That's nice another dead rich dude.
  4. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    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
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney

    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
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

    junk yard kid

    a day and on up to 15 years
  9. choke
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 323


    51 ford F-1 15 years. i still miss that truck!!!
  10. retiredblue
    Joined: Mar 1, 2010
    Posts: 272

    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
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 878


    The '38 Chev pickup in the avatar. Since 1956. 54 years.
  12. Big Bad Dad
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 317

    Big Bad Dad

    I have owned this one since Sept. '77. Uh, that would be 33 Years! Wow, getting old.......:(

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  13. Mr. Jean
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Mr. Jean

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

    Also have a Tahoe 4x4 almost 12 years now.
  14. 1lowbuckrodder
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 358


    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
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 599


    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
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 535


    since 1975, 35 years so far.

  18. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,407


    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
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 550

    from PA. USA

    since 1980

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  21. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    Since April 1982, my 1953 Panel delivery :

  22. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    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

  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
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,912


    i bought clarence in march of 1973. you do the math...
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,302


    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
    Posts: 70


    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
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 213


    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
    Posts: 169


    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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