Fan of old cars still has first one he bought 800,000 miles ago


Fan of old cars still has first one he bought 800,000 miles ago

Bob Erickson knows how to make a car last.
Erickson has never had a new car in his life. He still owns the first one he bought when he was 19 years old – a 1934 Chevrolet Business Coupe, purchased used for $440 in 1948 while he was attending the Navy’s electronics school.
“He came courting in that one,” said Eileen Erickson, who would become his wife of 62 years.
After they got married in 1954 and he departed for the Navy, the Ericksons moved to Tacoma, where he opened Bob’s TV and Radio Service and purchased a 1940 Chevrolet delivery panel which he drove for 60 years and over 800,000 miles until he retired.

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