Hughie Hughes, from Rhosneigr in Anglesey, paid £400 for a brand new blue Austin 35 van made in Longbridge on June 26 1964.
Mr Hughes has now used the same van for 47 years.
He said: “The van never let me down, I looked after it and it looked after me.
“I always drove it carefully and did not speed, and looked after the van at home with some self-taught skills.
“It has never broken down in all these years despite almost going round the clock twice.
“I am attached to it and have even been to the Longbridge car factory in the Midlands to see where it was made.”
You can see a photo of Mr Hughes and his Austin 35 here