102-year-old man drove the same Rolls-Royce for 82 years

  • This is the story of Mr. Swift and his Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster
  • He had driven this same car for 82 years
  • The car has driven 170,000 miles

Published on Jun 23, 2024 at 11:36 AM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Jun 24, 2024 at 1:57 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Siddharth Dudeja

This is the story of a man named Allen Swift and his Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster, which he drove for the better part of a century.

He had driven this same car since the time he owned it, and that’s for a whopping 82 years.

Well, most people would cycle through a series of cars during that time, but Swift stuck to it.

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The story of Mr. Swift and his Rolls-Royce

The story takes us back to 1928 when a young man named Swift received a Rolls-Royce Piccadilly as a graduation gift from his father.

This vintage Rolls-Royce was built in Springfield, Massachusetts, where Rolls-Royce had a factory from 1920 to 1931.

It was definitely a present worth remembering — but driving the same car for the rest of his life — that’s what makes Mr. Swift’s story so special.

His passion for this green-over-green soft-top convertible was unmatched to the point that he went beyond regular maintenance.

In 1988, he completely restored the car, changing its body parts and even restoring its engine, keeping this iconic piece in perfect condition.

After all, owning a classic car is easy, but maintaining and preserving such classic cars requires much effort.

Getting recognition for his possession

With 82 years of drive in the same car, can you guess the miles this classic Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster had covered?

That’s an impressive 170,000 miles.

His long ownership of the car even earned him a title of the oldest living person to have owned the car from the time it was new.

Car stories can be truly amazing, such as Mr. Swift’s lifelong bond with his Rolls-Royce or Richard Harris forgetting he even owned one.

Sadly, Mr. Swift passed away in 2005, the same year he earned the title.

He may be gone, but his inspiring story and love for his car remain eternal, inspiring car enthusiasts for years to come.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.