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    For sale: 1964 Mercury, one lady owner, 576,000 miles

    A 93-year-old Florida grandmother has parked her car for good after driving 576,000 miles (927,000km) over 48 years at the wheel of one trusty vehicle.

    Rachel Veitch bought her Mercury Comet Caliente for $3,289 in February 1964. It has outlasted three marriages and 18 battery changes, she says.

    On 9 March she had to give up driving as she has become legally blind.

    Mrs Veitch plans to sell the car instead of giving it to her family amid concerns they might not look after it. ()

    "They're not going to get it. They couldn't take care of it like I did," Mrs Veitch told Fox News. She has four children, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

    Mrs Veitch said the care and attention she paid to her car was one of the main reasons it had lasted so long.

    In 2009 she told Fox News: "When I buy gas, I write down the mileage, the date and how many miles per gallon I got. I've never been a destructive person and I've just taken care of everything, except my husbands." ()

    BBC News - For sale: 1964 Mercury, one lady owner, 576,000 miles

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    Wow an amazing women to care for a car like that all those years. I hope it finds a good home.

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    I'd be interested to know what motor it has, 260, 289 or the I6. I'd also like to know what maintenance she calls maintenance. You always have to redo brakes, tyres, freon, wiper blades, but none of that adds to a car's life. Usually people will keep a car as long as the motor and transmission are still good.

    They say the key is to constantly change the oil. I knew this old guy who happened to be a metallurgist. He had a Japanese car with 200,000 miles on it and never changed the oil .. filter yes, oil no. He told me regular oil changes is a myth and a scam. It sure seems to make a difference you can feel with motorcycles tho.

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    I would bet times to dollars that it was a straight six. I had a '67 Mustang that had a six and they run forever and super simple to work on.

    Regarding oil changes the old guy was full of shit. Changing oil makes all the difference in the world however the newer synthetic stuff does last much longer.
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    Well thats average mileage 12000 miles a year.
    It's gotta have had a new engine though, although i knew a paki taxi driver that had 300,000 miles out of an old mercedes 240 diesel

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    Most Sydney taxis will have 600,000 Km on them before they are canned after 10 years. Some have almost a million which is almost 3 times the distance to the moon or 30 times round the earth. My Kenyan girlie bought an ex-taxi for her 1st car and paid $3000 (it had 600,000km) - seen her comin a mile off.

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    This stupid fukkin tab

    Google Milwaukee salesman looper, he knocked up one million miles in a Saab in 17 years I think it was

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