Volvo gifts a new car to owner who completed 10 lakh miles in his 1991 sedan

Volvo gifts a new car to owner who completed 10 lakh miles in his 1991 sedan

Volvo has bestowed an unexpected gift on an owner of one of its 1991 sedans, who has driven a remarkable 10 lakh miles in the vehicle.

The owner of the sedan, Irv Gordon, received a brand new Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum SUV as a token of appreciation for his dedication to the brand. Gordon, a retired schoolteacher from Long Island, New York, first purchased the red Volvo P1800 in 1966 and has since driven it in 48 states and three Canadian provinces.

“It’s been part of my life for so long,” Gordon said. “It’s like a member of the family.”

Gordon’s rare feat of completing 10 lakh miles in the car caught the attention of Volvo, who decided to commemorate his accomplishment with the new vehicle. Volvo also donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society in Gordon’s name.

“It was a tremendous surprise and an honor,” Gordon commented. “I got the vehicle I wanted and I’m helping to support a great cause. It’s a win-win situation.”

The new SUV, which Gordon received at a ceremony in New York City, was presented to him by Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA. Kerssemakers, who was on hand to congratulate Gordon, said the gesture was a celebration of the brand’s commitment to safety and longevity.

“Irv’s story is truly inspirational,” said Kerssemakers. “He is a living testament to the quality and safety of Volvo cars.”

Gordon, who remains committed to his original car, has no plans to retire it anytime soon.

“I’m just going to keep driving it – and now, I’m going to have a Volvo SUV to drive, too,” he said.