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Man drives car that's been in family since 1916

Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-10 19:19:03-04

An Iowa man is driving the same car his grandfather drove nearly a century ago.

Larry Beatty drives a Buick D-45 Touring, made in 1916. Beatty's grandparents and mother used it to drive from their home in Mount Verson, Iowa, to California. The car was eventually passed down from his mother to him.

It has 123,000 miles on the speedometer.

Next year, Beatty will have a 100th birthday party for Lizzie, the name of the Buick.