There's nothing wrong with it; it's her vision that's failing her.
Rachel Veitch, a retired nurse from Orlando, bought the Mercury Comet Caliente she nicknamed "Chariot" in February 1964, for $3,289.
Since then the 93-year-old has driven it far enough for a trip to the moon and back, reports Fox News.
The Chariot has outlasted 18 batteries, eight mufflers, three sets of replacement shocks — and three marriages.
However, during her last drive in the car in early March, Veitch ran through a "bald-faced red light" – her sight has been gradually deteriorating due to age-related macular degeneration – and realized it was probably time she hung up her keys.
"I am legally blind, so I can no longer drive my lovely Chariot," she told Fox. "They don’t have to take it away, I would not dream of driving that car again."
Veitch credits the car's longevity to her near-obsessive maintenance schedule. "When I buy gas, I write down the mileage, the date and how many miles per gallon I got," she told Fox News in a 2009 story.
"I've never been a destructive person and I've just taken care of everything, except my husbands."