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Gordon’s car has brought him fame. Joe Brusack, a mechanic who worked on his car when it was on its millionth mile more than 20 years ago, said it’s come a long way.
"I think it was just amazing that he got this far," he said.
Gordon is surprised every time he gets into his car and edges closer to his 3 million-mile goal. But the miles have taken a toll on the car. Recently, some black tar got into the car’s carburetor. He has to get that fixed before he can hit the road again.
Volvo has sent Gordon to trips around the country and the world to represent Volvo in auto shows.
"I don’t think (just) any car could do it," said John Maloney, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. "It is a combination of a car beloved by his owner that has gotten Irv to this mileage."
Gordon thinks that his Volvo will last way longer than 3 million miles.
"I have a feeling I’ll be dead long before the car."
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