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Irvin Gordon drives his Volvo P1800S in Babylon. (Credit: AP)

Irvin Gordon drives his Volvo P1800S in Babylon. Gordon only has 34,000 more miles to drive before reaching the 3 million-mile mark. (July 2, 2012)

LIer nears 3 million miles in Volvo

Irvin Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800S has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 119 times across the globe. The retired schoolteacher hopes to reach the 3 million mile mark by next year. He only has 34,000 miles to go. --AP

Irvin Gordon bought his Volvo P1800S on June
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Irvin Gordon bought his Volvo P1800S on June 30, 1966, for $4,150 at the age of 25. (July 2, 2012)

Irvin Gordon shows a recent service statement for
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Irvin Gordon shows a recent service statement for his Volvo P1800S. (July 2, 2012)

A miniature car rests on the dashboard of
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A miniature car rests on the dashboard of Irvin Gordon's Volvo P1800S in Babylon. The Volvo has more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 119 times across the globe. (July 2, 2012)

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Irvin Gordon averages 85,000 to 100,000 miles per
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Irvin Gordon averages 85,000 to 100,000 miles per year in his '66 Volvo. (July 2, 2012)

It took Irvin Gordon 21 years to reach
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It took Irvin Gordon 21 years to reach the first million miles in his '66 Volvo and 15 more years to reach 2 million. He only has 34,000 miles to go before reaching the 3-million mark. (July 2, 2012)

A two-million mile badge adorns Irvin Gordon's Volvo
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A two-million mile badge adorns Irvin Gordon's Volvo P1800S. (July 2, 2012)

Irvin Gordon drives his Volvo P1800S in Babylon.
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Irvin Gordon drives his Volvo P1800S in Babylon. He has held the Guinness World Records mark for high mileage vehicle since 2002 and was the first person to hold that record. (July 2, 2012)

Irvin Gordon believes in taking care of his
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Irvin Gordon believes in taking care of his car, and he doesn't let anyone else drive it. (July 2, 2012)

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As it nears 3 million miles, Irvin Gordon's
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As it nears 3 million miles, Irvin Gordon's '66 Volvo still has the original engine, thought it was rebuilt twice in the car's lifetime. (July 2, 2012)

Irvin Gordon's license plate says “MILNMILER.
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Irvin Gordon's license plate says “MILNMILER." (July 2, 2012)

Irvin Gordon drives his Volvo P1800S in Babylon.
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Irvin Gordon drives his Volvo P1800S in Babylon. Gordon only has 34,000 more miles to drive before reaching the 3 million-mile mark. (July 2, 2012)

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