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10/8/12 2:17pm - Original Message: 'How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Roanoke, VA - USA

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Former--1979 L-48 auto, dark blue, oyster cloth Current--1979 L-82

Joined: 10/20/2011
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I'm averaging about 1,200 miles a year. Mostly cruise-ins or dry weather excuses for errand-running. You? Using it every 2 or 3 weeks has so far been enough to keep it healthy and starting without any external aids.
 
 


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10/8/12 2:48pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I've had my '74 since '97. It had 43,000 on it when I bought it. It turned over 50,000 on the way the Mid America for C3 Fest last year....
Lessee heah...that's looks like it averages out to...one...carry the 4...  Wowzers.....lil over 466 miles per year. I'm wearing it out quick!! LOL


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10/8/12 3:21pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

Joined: 9/8/2003
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My '69 had 48k miles on it when I bought it nearly ten years ago.  Now it's got about 52k miles...so not that many miles per year.  Most of that was in the first few years...when you get 6mpg you pick and choose your drives carefully.

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10/8/12 3:25pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Greer, SC - USA

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1978 Black with Viking mural painted under hood AM/FM/CB radio, T-top and a 2013 Cyber Gray Grand Sport Coupe, 2LT for my daily driver

Joined: 3/13/2012
Posts: 264
I bought my 1978 15 years ago and it had around 58,000 miles on it.  It was my daily driver for 4 years.  (Caution, do not take a C3 Christmas shopping.....bought something that was in a box too big for car.  I had to call my daughter to come help me.  I sat on the box in the parking lot for over an hour waiting for her to arrive.  After that, a lot of presents were bought at a jewerly store).  Odometer quit at 100,099.9.  It rolled to all zero's (so do I have a NO mileage car?).  I put a lot of miles on it for the first 4 years, then after that, just to car shows/cruise-ins, C3 gathering in Charleston, nashville for Corvettes 50th birthday party.  So to answer your question, if you take out the big trips.....about 400-500 miles per year.

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10/8/12 4:35pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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I got my car with 84K miles on it, it now has 150K miles, comes out to about 7K miles a year.
I bought it to drive and enjoy it and I do!
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10/10/12 7:16am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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, - Canada

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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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I bought my '75 in June of this year. It had 71,000 miles on it. Just checked and we're at 74,128. We've taken it to lots of cruise nights/shows and on a few long drives. Will soon be putting it away for the winter; there was snow a couple of hundred miles north of us this weekend and temp was 36F this morning! It's supposed to be nice this week so hopefully a few more drives. I expect to put about 3000 miles on a year. Wife and I are debating joining the Corvette Caravan from Ontario that's going to Bowling Green in 2014; I'd like to do some supension/steering work before that.

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10/8/12 5:55pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

Joined: 10/15/2007
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ZERO !!!!!

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10/8/12 6:22pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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1973 Red coupe

Joined: 9/13/2002
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Lots, I drive 70 miles round trip when I drive it to work which is about three days a week during the summer. Then I do the NCM trip for labor Day which adds about 1200 miles. 

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10/8/12 6:25pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

Joined: 2/15/2007
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Next weekends morning coffee run will break 2k on the Silver Ann for this year.
Pace Car had 20,200 when I picked it up in June '09. Added just over 1,000 since then.


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10/8/12 7:25pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Franklin, IN - USA

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1978 pace car replica

Joined: 5/3/2008
Posts: 117
Bought our '78 Pace Car in March of 2006.  It had 161k on it.  Now it has 168k.  Think it averages out to 750 to 1000 mi per year.  We're about done running around for this season.

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10/8/12 8:45pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Lakeside, AZ - USA

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1975 C3 Stingray

Joined: 7/23/2012
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2 from the seller to my house... I havent got to drive it yet Unhappy still in the garage......

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10/8/12 9:41pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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ceastham1 said: ZERO !!!!!


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL


Not everyone will get the humor of that....but I'm lmao!!! LOL 

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10/8/12 10:15pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
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Ditto...!!!  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL
 
For a variety of reasons "The Toy" hasn't left the garage for a couple years.  The odometer quit working on the way home from the 50th back in '03 so I have no clue how many miles are on it now.  Prior to "The Beast" and "BIGBRRD" arriving I was driving "The Toy" as much as I could between late March and early December.  But if smiles could be converted to miles I'd have to estimate somewhere around a million miles a year...!!!


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10/9/12 7:13am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

Joined: 10/31/2007
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Ermm 1200-1500. But only if it ain't rainin.
 
         Clint,  what about the 2nd one?   It seemed to work well in Hot Springs.


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10/9/12 11:49am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
Posts: 2530
Maybe Joel & I are the only ones who got Clint when he says Zero. The question is how many miles on your C3, Clint does not own a C3! Pinch
Dave


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10/9/12 1:06pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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Big smile DAVE, I caught it, but was being suttle when I mentioned the "2"nd one.

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10/9/12 6:08pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

Joined: 9/3/2006
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The car had 8900 (not a typo) miles on it when I bought it back in 2006.  It's almost to 41,000 now, so that puts it at just over 5K per year during my ownership.
 
If you look at the other owners, that works out to about 280 miles a year. 
 
For the life of the car, it's just under 1100 mi/yr
 
I briefly considered trying to keep the mileage really low, but
 
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10/9/12 6:12pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

Joined: 10/7/2007
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We put about 1K miles on both the C3's per year. Most of the miles is weekly Cruise-in's and car shows. OH the Sunday evening trip to Ritter's for Ice Cream. Approve 
 


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10/9/12 6:12pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Clint - how many miles is 6-5+2?

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10/9/12 6:55pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Linesville, PA - USA

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1977 red coupe/T tops red int. 1999 magnetic red convertible 6 spd manual

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being from northwest PA. it all depends on how early spring or winter arrive. This year I'm at 1051 miles and counting hopefully I get some more rides in and then I will put it in garage for the winter where I can work on the list I've made for winter fix up and being retired I enjoy that part of it too and it keeps me out of the wife's way.

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