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Mr. Allen Swift died in 2005 at the impressive age of 102, but his automotive story is even more remarkable. Not only is the gentleman credited with owning a Rolls-Royce automobile longer than anyone else in the world, but he had the forethought and funds to ensure its future preservation after his death.

In 1928, while living in Springfield, Massachusetts, Swift's father gave him a 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster as a graduation present (Springfield and Rolls-Royce have a history

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Very cool. Springfield is relatively close to me. Maybe I'll take a trip up to that museum and see that car in person.
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One thing for sure, he really loved that car.

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[quote name='spacer' timestamp='1360072439' post='595502506']
Very cool. Springfield is relatively close to me. Maybe I'll take a trip up to that museum and see that car in person.
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You owe us some pics. ;)
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That car is more like a truck.

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The best of british :D, if I goon a plane it must be a roller for extra peice of mind

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I wonder how much that car is worth today?

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^ I can see it going for a $1 million at auction.

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Do you brits not drive much? I put 150k miles on a car in 5 years...

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[quote name='siah1214' timestamp='1360461089' post='595512724']
Do you brits not drive much? I put 150k miles on a car in 5 years...
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1. He was American, living and presumably driving in America. [Hint: READ THE ARTICLE]
2. Brits don't drive as much as Americans because they live nearer their destinations (smaller country...)
3. 150k miles in 5 years isn't exactly ground breaking, I've known Americans put that on the clock in 2 years. (All depends on what you're driving for, fun, work, etc)

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