Woman Retires Car With Huge Mileage Total

Woman Retires Car With Huge Mileage Total: These days, most people consider themselves lucky if a new car takes 5 to 10 years. Make it to 100,000 miles in your vehicle, and the car company could make a commercial about you. That makes 93 years old Rachel Veitch a notable exception. Veitch retire her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente after over 576,000 miles on the road.Woman Retires Car
“I am blind, so I can not ride my beautiful Chariot,” Veitch at FoxNews.com. “They do not take away, I would not dream of driving that car again.” The car itself is fine, but Veitch has macular degeneration, both in her eyes, making them blind. After running a red light in March, she decided to voluntarily relinquish the car she drives since Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House.
“I have taken the step,” she said. “I do not have cancer, I do not have Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lucky I am.”
But for all the miles she has on her vehicle, it does not come near the world record. The Truth About Cars blog wrote that the 1966 Volvo P1800 Irv Gordon is scheduled to reach 3 million miles this year. Gordon has held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for most miles on a non-commercial vehicle since 1998.
Even without the world, Vietch loves to note that the car survived three marriages. Mechanically, it is supported by three sets of shocks, 18 batteries and eight dampers. Veitch bought the car in February 1964 for only $ 3,289.
She credits the life of a “near-obsessive” approach to car maintenance. “I’ve never been a destructive person and I just thought of everything, except my husband,” she told FoxNews.
Veitch, with cars appeared on August 1, 2010 episode of the “Tonight Show” said that they would like to sell the vehicle to Jay Leno, a well known car afficionado host. She is not sure whether Leno would be interested, but her four children, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, are not consistent.
“It does not matter if they did, they are not going to get it. They could not care for it as I did,” she told FoxNews.