289 K engine. That would be tough on any engine even today but a lot easier than daily driving to 100K over years. They say they maintained them according to the owners manual so I assume that includes the oil.
Well, my family's '66 Comet was a far better machine than the mid '70s Comets/Mavericks that sort of replaced it later. We sure didn't have a 289 in that first Comet, though, no question about that...felt like maybe an 89. ;^) But, I would guess most any car these days could pull this stunt off pretty easily as long as it got the same kind of maintenance.
2014 Forester XT, 90000 miles Last Change; M1 5W30 d1G2 Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
The advertising jingle....song.....100,000 miles at one hundred miles an hour.....was a constant in Ford ads for a year or more. Still burned into my head.
Need to do a little online research. There were 5 cars in the test, 4 were to run the 100 mph plan, one was to go somewhat faster. It failed to finish...although Ford said that it was an unrelated failure, do not remember what. I noticed the sign board at the end of movie #1 had 5 cars listed by car color, speed and miles...the top one (red) had no times or speeds but the words special event written in. Anyone got a link on this?