1-Million-Mile Volvo at the AACA Museum

After 1-Million-Miles, a New Adventure
at the AACA Museum


Hershey, PA (March 22, 2016) — The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is honored to have a vehicle who has seen more road than most others become a part our collection, The 1-Million-Mile Volvo.

Selden_Cooper_Million_Mile_Volvo-AACA_MuseumThis 1987 Volvo 240 sedan was owned by Selden Cooper of Baltimore, MD. His local dealership, Lehman Motors Volvo noted the impressive mileage while performing the vehicles 200th oil change. Lehman Motors Volvo had been this vehicles service center since day, and mile, one.

1987_Volvo_240-Million_Mile_Volvo_Decal-AACA_MuseumNot only did Cooper achieve the impressive 1-Million Mile distinction, but he achieved it in only 25 years! A combination of commutes from Maryland, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New Jersey, to multiple trips to the Florida Keys, and a 700,000 mile trek to Nova Scotia helped drive the mileage up. Cooper was also a volunteer firefighter for many years and his Volvo was his trusty form of transit.

1987_Volvo_240-Million_Mile_Volvo-Lobby-AACA_MuseumCooper says the secret to his car’s success was never straying from Volvo’s recommended service schedule. For 25 years he would return to the same Lehman Motors Volvo where he purchased the car for regular upkeep and repairs.

The AACA Museum is proud this million miler now rests its tires here, where Cooper and his car’s story can be shared with our visitors.

Adopt A Car Logo Final_110714Adopt this car! You can have your name displayed as the adopter of the 1-Million-Mile Volvo on the vehicle plaque and our website. Also you will receive a Museum Supporting Membership with perks like, unlimited Museum admission for the year, an Autoweek subscription, and the Smithsonian Affiliate upgrade. For more information, visit https://www.aacamuseum.org/get-involved/adopt-a-car-2/ or contact Abbie Shireman at ashireman@aacamuseum.org, 717-566-7100 x116.

News Coverage on this Volvo:
Motor Authority


Hemmings Motor news

Volvo Cars Press Release

New York Daily News

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KblBi_EaFmI

Guests can also enjoy other featured exhibits while visiting the Museum: “Mods Vs. Rockers” scooter & motorcycle exhibit through October 29 and “Pinstriping & Automotive Art by HotRodJen” through May 31. Upcoming summer exhibits include “Early Off-Roaders” celebrating 50 years of the Ford Bronco and 75 years of Jeep through October 15th along with a “Steampunk U” art exhibit through November 6th.