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Old 08-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield, MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last year.....at the age of 102 !!! He was the oldest living owner of a car from new. Just thought you'd like to see it. He donated it to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 170,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years)
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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Now that is neat. I wonder if it was built in Springfield. There used to be a Rolls assembly plant there about that time.
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Amazing !!!
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Now that is neat. I wonder if it was built in Springfield. There used to be a Rolls assembly plant there about that time.
Yes it was built in Springfield. It's displayed in the Springfield Museum, I saw it there in the Spring. Very nice museum I might add, including many early Indian motorcycles that were also built in the Springfield area.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:44 PM   #5
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I guess I'll have to live to 143, to beat that record. Something to look forward to I guess...
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I had the great privilege to meet Mr. Swift's son-in-law ( brother of a local friend) about 15 years ago, and take a ride in son-in-law's 1928 Rolls Phantom I touring car, built at Springfield, Mass, for one of the Baldwin boys of the Baldwin Locomtive Works (Philadelphia).

Ernie told me about his father-in-law, the Graduation Rolls, etc.

Glad to see Mr Swift's car is in a good place !
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That's absolutly amazing

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Old 08-17-2010, 04:55 PM   #8
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"SUPER " Story ,,, you can keep the car ,, i'll take the million dollars that went along with the car.
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