Woman Retires Car With 576,000 Miles: How Many Miles Does Your Car Have?
News 2012/04/03 13:00:00
For many of us, getting a vehicle up to 100,000 miles is a pleasant milestone, but probably the last significant one it will see. Hitting 200,000 miles is a rarity. For 93-year-old Rachel Veitch, 200,000 miles is ancient history. Her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente has more than 576,000 miles, and she'd keep driving it if macular degeneration hadn't rendered her blind.
Veitch ran a red light in March, and officials decided she was no longer capable of driving, but she's just happy the thing lasted through three marriages. She told Fox News, "They don't have to take it away, I would not dream of driving that car again. I have taken it in stride. I don't have cancer, I don't have Lou Gehrig's disease. I am lucky ... I've never been a destructive person and I've just taken care of everything, except my husbands." She hopes Jay Leno will take the car off her hands, because her kids "couldn't take care of it like I did."
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