I received this in an email and checked in out on Snopes. It seems it’s legitimate, and if so, it’s pretty amazing that anyone could keep a car this long.
“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. He was the oldest living owner (ever) of a car purhased new. It was 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.
You know, I have to say that if my father had given me a Rolls Royce when I graduated from college, I’d probably still be driving it too.