He's owned it for 30 years, puts about 16,000 miles a year on it, so it's coming up on half a million.
I was down at his farm shop the other day, he had it up on the lift, was cutting out a rusted body panel and welding in a new one. I asked him "How long do you think the truck will keep going for you?"
He said "Well, I'm 50 years old and have had it for 30 years; if I drive it until I'm 80, it should have close to a million miles on it when I give it up."
"Think it'll last that long?" I queried. He said "There's NOTHING on this truck that can't be fixed or replaced. I've got no reason to ever sell it. A new one costs $40,000; I don't spend $400 a year buying parts for this one, and I do all the work myself. If the engine block cracks, I can get a good engine out of a junkyard for $300. If the frame breaks, I can just weld in a new section. I like it, I like the way it drives, it doesn't burn much gas compared to a new one, and I'm just going to keep it ...."
I like his philosophy!