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11/25/12 3:06pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Brian. Took a look at your link. Very impressed by the work you've done.

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11/26/12 1:01pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Newark, DE - USA

Vette(s):
1968 Conv, 454HO,500HP-600TQ, TKO-600,3:70 HD rear,hotrod air, custom paint & suspension,1973 Ruby Red,T-top, 383 Stroker, TK)-500,frame off restro, 1977 Yellow (1 of 51 ) L-48 4 spd, 99% original.

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I drive the 68 the most then the 73. Probable 4-6K between those 2. The 77 get the least as it's 99% original...maybe 500 miles per yr on the 77

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11/26/12 10:18pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I got my 1981 Great White Shark in 2008.  It had 114,000 on the clock.  I now have about 149,5000.  Thats 35,500 miles in 4 years??  Thats about 875 miles per year.  I drive it every day durning the summer.  Its a driver but I still turn heads with her!!!!
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11/27/12 6:19am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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I guess mine is lesser than every one else here. It is just 700-800 mile in a year. I drive less.

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11/27/12 5:17pm - 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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What ever we put on them is not enough. Approve

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11/28/12 12:31am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

Joined: 12/2/2003
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My odometer is one of the things that I have not yet fixed.   According to that, nothing.Disapprove
 
According to my best guess  between 400 and 1500 miles depending on the year.
 
DANG, I need to get it out more!Wacko


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11/29/12 10:08pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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kstyer said: My odometer is one of the things that I have not yet fixed.   According to that, nothing.Disapprove
 
According to my best guess  between 400 and 1500 miles depending on the year.
 
DANG, I need to get it out more!Wacko
Who are you, and where have you been??? Glad to see you back (and hope all is well) .......ugh, I'm kinda, sorta, possibly a little tiny bit off topic...but no one will notice (I hope)Wink

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11/30/12 12:46pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Worthington, OH - USA

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1972 Black C3 automatic with red interior. Options include AC, PS, PB, Am/Fm Wonderbar stereo.

Joined: 8/4/2009
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I'm in the same ballpark as kstyer.  I only put on about 400 to 800 miles per year.

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12/1/12 9:52am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Elkridge, MD - USA

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1971 convertible

Joined: 5/25/2012
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About 750/year! Love every mile!

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12/1/12 11:10am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Rockland, MA - USA

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76, L48, 4spd & 09, LS3, 6spd

Joined: 1/30/2003
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C3 not nearly enough, maybe 500 - 700 locally; C6 goes around 7K+ a year - fun road car. Which one do you figure the wife likes better?

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12/1/12 5:38pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Badin Lake, NC - USA

Vette(s):
1979 Red L-48 Corvette with Doeskin interior, 3-speed automatic, 3.55 rear; 1986 L-98 Coupe, 4+3 Manual - Satin Black and Purple (SCCA TT/Hillclimb Car); 1993 White LT-1 Coupe, Black Interior, 6-speed

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Well. according to my Odo...second one mind you as the original 140MPH speedo died (still have it for future rebuilding). The car had 97,000 when my wife purchased it as a birthday gift for me.  the new odo says 74K...so lets see, I have been driving backwards for about 23K miles.....hmm....
 
In reality it has been about 2K per year on a good year. this last year wasn't so good and it only did about 500 - but it spent time getting new U joints, SS brakes, intake, 600CFM Holley, blueprinted distributor, chambered exhaust, KYB shocks....all of which really woke it up! the rest of my Corvette summer was running my 1986 Corvette in SCCA time trials and hillclimbs (3 events/3 wins).
 
Geez I love Corvettes.....any year, any type, any color....some are clearly more desirable than others, but the worst i have ever driven was magnificent.


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12/19/12 9:54am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Kimberling City, MO - USA

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1976 Stingray

Joined: 12/2/2012
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Purchased in 89 , 112K, put 50k on in 11 years...mostly with job moves! Paint and bumpers went while in storage..so sat for 12 years with  periods of starting engine. Ins. Co. became a pain, asking for milage every six mos. I reported zero and then had to tell how many I expected to drive...finally I just wrote "Twenty Five miles"!  I haven't heard back since.  Tongue  76 is in the middle for a major restore, just not a total frame off...but near it! So, I hope to drive it 7K per year when finished this spring! Kept really close to orginal, with a few minor upgrades. All #'s are still matching...and engine did not need to be bored...just old fashion hone work and new pistons..could have left it allow for another 50K..but while it was open....(G)


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12/19/12 10:53am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Under 500 a year.

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12/19/12 12:40pm - 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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Hey Dan, you missed a digit, yearly comes out to 8875 miles not 875 miles. I know we're all getting older so you are excused, LOL.
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12/20/12 12:44am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Ocala, FL - USA

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1975 coupe, Green, 4speed, T-top, 383 stroked, Hooker side pipes.

Joined: 9/14/2002
Posts: 71
I average about 1500 miles a year depends on weather :)


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12/21/12 11:50am - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

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Hey Larry,  like I said, I need to get out more
Work 2 jobs, 6 days a week, handicap wife, everything at the house.
 
I DO need to get out more!  Wacko   LOL
 
 


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1/21/13 6:09pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Waynesboro, GA - USA

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Bought to restore for re-sale, now finished 5/13~ALL new re-manufactured engine & trans, complete black interior new instrumentation AM/FM disk, brakes, steering, rear & front end gone through, fresh paint OEM red. Under fifty miles on it since restore.

Joined: 1/19/2013
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Well I havent been able to put any on the C3 I restored and wont be able to (*&^(%&^ motorcycle drag race accident wheel chaired me and blinded one eye so dont look like I will e able to put any on a total restoration with under twenty five test miles my mechanic put on it. Maybe I will get me a driver and ride around in it, store it or sell it.
 
After over two years restoring it, now caint drive it, but can sit and look at it Censored


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1/24/13 4:17pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Roanoke, VA - USA

Vette(s):
Former--1979 L-48 auto, dark blue, oyster cloth Current--1979 L-82

Joined: 10/20/2011
Posts: 36
Whoa, sorry to hear of your injury, John. I'd drive you around if I lived near you.

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1/31/13 10:33pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Brownstown, IN - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Red Convertible

Joined: 10/3/2007
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We bought ours to see the USA. Shooting for all lower 48 states. 39 down 9 to go. heading for Washington and Oregon this summer.    Drive Them!!!

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2/1/13 1:00pm - Reply: 'Re: How many miles a year do you put on your C3?'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

Joined: 11/10/2003
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I know of another trip you can make in your 69, Tom.  How about to Colorado Springs in June.  We are having our annual C3VR Gathering there from June 27-30 and it would be great if you join us there.  Would be a good opportunity to see all of your C3VR pals and for us to see your beautiful 69.  Hope to see you there.
 
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