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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 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.

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 9:46 AM

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That's amazing owning

it so long but what doesn't surprise me is that a 'roller' would still be running well at 170K.IMO they are the highest quality vehicles ever produced.

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 11:28 AM

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2000 miles per year!! Didn't go many places. That's probably part of why he lived so long. I think we are in a hurry and running around too much now a days. That's a cool story, somebody held on to something that long. Most of us today live in a throw away society and have to have the latest and greatest of what's out there. (myself included on some things)

6 years 9 weeks ago, 11:30 AM

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What the hell was my point?

6 years 9 weeks ago, 11:35 AM

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Stick with the gun's,

their more dependable....unless you are talking about a sig mosquito...lol!

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 12:04 PM

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1928 Rolls-Royce

Great story - and certainly a great automobile.

What can be said about the engine? Number of cylinders, displacement, HP, torque, top speed (estimated, perhaps)?

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6 years 9 weeks ago, 12:37 PM

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The RR Phantom 1 used

a 7.7L I6 engine with aluminium head begining in 1928.

Here is the Wiki link, they make no mention of the Picadilly roadster variant but with four coach builders involved, I am sure one of them was responsable for the roadster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Phantom_I#Bodywork

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Simply amazing!

Simply amazing!

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very cool

he looks like a mean little bastard,bet he's got a .32 webley in the glove box!

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