Irv Gordon was perhaps the world's most famous Volvo owner.
While we were seated at our desks like good worker bees yesterday, Irv Gordon was continuing his assault on the record books. Gordon, if you recall, is the original owner of a red 1966 Volvo P1800 (owner and car shown above), and yesterday, Volvo says the coupe's odometer clocked its three-millionth mile. The miracle mile occurred on the Seward Highway in Alaska, one of only two states that Gordon had never visited.
Although we haven't heard from Irv Gordon has his almost-three-million-mile 1966 Volvo P1800 in a while, we can't help but think of him for this story. Starting next month, Volvo will be launching the Volvo Heritage Club to distinguish owners celebrating long-term or high-mileage milestones with their car.
If you've been following these pages for a while, you may remember Irv Gordon and his 1966 Volvo P1800. The duo have found their way onto these pages twice before: first back in 2007 when the machine cruised past 2.6 million miles and then again in 2011 when the machine picked up an additional 300,000. Now Gordon has just 34,000 miles to go before rolling past the three million mile mark. He bought the coupe brand-new in 1966, and while the engine has been rebuilt twice in the intervening 46 yea