"Back when I purchased the car … a guy rolled in with a 1961 [model]," Jim O’Shea told KTVI. "I don’t know the model number, but they flipped him the keys to a new car because he had a million miles. The light bulb went off in my head — if he can do it, I can do it. So, I did it!"
O’Shea had been driving a 1991 Volvo 740 GLE and passed the million-mile mark in November.
"The good thing about this car is, it can’t get me in any trouble because it goes about 75 miles per hour, tops," O’Shea said.
"My dad’s brother was running a Ford dealer, and he said you can only buy Fords. I brought this home, and he didn’t talk to me for a while. I said to him, ‘I guarantee you I will get a million miles out of this car,’" O’Shea said.
The car proved him right. He soon traveled to West County Volvo, where the dealership and Volvo Cars USA honored the milestone with a 2022 S-60 sedan.
"We’re just excited to be able to take care of Jim and get him into a new car," said West County Volvo general manager Stephen Lynch, who also sold O’Shea his other car in 1991.
Under the "Care by Volvo" all-inclusive car subscription, the new car is free to O’Shea for two years, with maintenance, tires, wheels, insurance and other issues covered, according to KTVI.
"He earned it, and we couldn’t be happier for him," Lynch said.