Vette(s): 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!!
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!!!!
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
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.
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. 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)
Vette(s): 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.
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
Vette(s): 2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe
----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS
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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