Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. goalgo

    goalgo said, almost 3 years ago

    Simon Templer was played by Rodger Moore on the english TV programe “The Saint” He did indeed drive a P1800

  2. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, almost 3 years ago

    Sometimes they just want to brag about the car still being driven with all those miles.

    Maybe they think they should get a prize or something.

  3. Blue Boy

    Blue Boy said, almost 3 years ago

    DOZENS of cars for ‘tens of thousands’??? What?! Other beaters that don’t look nearly as nice? Certainly not NEW cars…. and CERTAINLY not a new volvo!

  4. thehag

    thehag said, almost 3 years ago

    Good recycling in Laos.

  5. L71Maynard

    L71Maynard said, almost 3 years ago

    It depends on your priorities in life. I’d rather keep a car that I really like for 40 years then buy 10 mediocre cars during the same time.

  6. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, the title of this IS “Believe it Or Not.” The choice is yours. I only know that if I had a car I really liked, there’d be no need to replace it if I was able to keep it running.

  7. RootsInDM

    RootsInDM said, almost 3 years ago

    I still have the hammer that my great-great-grandfather bought new in 1846. The handle has been replaced 9 times and the head 3 times, however. ;)

  8. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I use my fathers razor. Just replace the blades. He wa born in 1886, but I don’t know how old the razor is. He had some old straight razors too.

  9. Minerva58

    Minerva58 said, almost 3 years ago

    I had a Volvo that I slammed into a wall going 45 and walked away with just a few sore spots and even though front end was smashed it still ran

  10. LogicalDuck

    LogicalDuck said, almost 3 years ago

    Do that just 30 more times, Irv, and you’ll have driven it as far as the sun.

  11. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    I understand that it’s the original powertrain. That’s a testament to Volvo quality and to the maxim that says that if you properly maintain a machine, it will last a long time.

  12. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    I own a ‘92 Jeep Cherokee which has 324,000 miles on its original powertrain. It still runs and drives. However, it will need some maintenance (steering work and a driver’s seat base) to allow it to pass a Pennsylvania state-mandated auto safety inspection. Parts DO wear out over the years!

  13. SMMAssociates

    SMMAssociates said, almost 3 years ago

    My ex-Brother-In-Law was sufficiently enamored of the Volvo sedan (no idea if it was the same model) that he conned his grandmother into buying him one as a Wedding Present.

    Eventually he realized that the Volvo (“best car in the world”, etc.) was spending more time in the shop than on the road, and that he had to buy a Chevy in order to have something to drive between repairs.

    OTOH, ‘bout 1973, a buddy of mine bought a new Chevy, and ended up owning a Mercedes/Volvo agency. He had to sell the Chevy, but couldn’t force himself to drive a Mercedes. Nice Volvo sedan….

    I once considered a Rolls Royce. I had enough money to pull off a down payment, and figured that 25 years years might be a nice way to play. Then I thought about it. Driving the same car for 25 years….

    (Just happened to think. I have two “luxury” cars now. The newest is a ’99…. Getting close to that 25 years….)

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