93-Year-Old Turns In Keys After 567,000 Miles With Her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente
Rachel Veitch had quite a the journey with her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente after enough miles for a trip to the moon and back.
The car lasted her 567,000 miles and outlasted 18 batteries, 8 mufflers, and 3 husbands. Now though, the 93-year-old grandma is hanging up the keys.
When Rachel bought “Chariot” in February of 1964, gas cost 39 cents per gallon. And the car only cost her $3,289. Veitch says the car has been featured in several car shows and was renovated in 2002 after she got a speeding ticket for going 92 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The key to keeping it so immaculate? “When I buy gas, I write down the mileage, the date and how many miles per gallon I got,” she told. “I’ve never been a destructive person and I’ve just taken care of everything, except my husbands.”
Rachel, unfortunately, passed away on May 11, 2017, at the age of 98.