View Full Version : Salesman donates million-mile car to museum

12-23-2006, 12:08 AM
As a traveling salesman, Peter Gilbert has put a few miles on his car -- 1,001,385 miles, to be precise.:eek:

It took the Glendale man 17 years to cross the million-mile mark with his 1989 Saab 900 SPG. He recently donated the durable vehicle to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum after Saab verified the mileage.

The transmission was rebuilt at 200,000 miles and the hood and a few other parts replaced after eight deer collisions, but otherwise it has original equipment.

Gilbert bought the Saab for $29,000. It was his treat after a divorce, and he took meticulous care of it. He used premium, synthetic oil in oil changes, changed the tires every 45,000 miles and strictly followed the maintenance schedule.

He drove the car seven days a week, racking up the miles as his work took him through rural Wisconsin.

"When I hit 600,000 miles, the car still wasn't burning oil," Gilbert said. "That's when I thought it could go a million miles."


12-23-2006, 12:30 AM
Saab is giving him a new car and also promised a new Saab to any other owner whose Saab goes over 1,000,000 miles. I think they are going to make more money than give it away with that promotion :D

12-23-2006, 01:09 AM

12-23-2006, 01:29 AM
My uncle got his honda over 1,000,000 and they gave him a REALLY nice deal on a trade-in. What makes THIS so amazing is that it happened in Wisconsin, where they have snow and in turn salted roads.