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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:52 pm

QUERY:
What milestones did your car(s) reach in 2010?



For the 2nd straight year ... just the 2nd time since I've owned all 5 Monte Carlos ... I drove EACH of them ~1,000 miles, over half of that in September, October & November!

To the statistics and pictures....



_1979 CC_

MILEAGE:
12/15/2009 ... 134,505
11/28/2010 ... 143,853
1,000 miles x 2 11282010mileage_CC

MILES DRIVEN:
12/15/09 - 11/28/10 = 9,348
since I purchased (2009) = 9,348



_1972 MC_

MILEAGE:
11/28/2008 ... 144,986
11/22/2009 ... 146,054
11/28/2010 ... 147,123
1,000 miles x 2 11282010mileage_MC72

MILES DRIVEN:
12/11/04 - 11/19/05 = 563
11/19/05 - 11/24/06 = 497
11/24/06 - 11/18/07 = 489
11/18/07 - 11/28/08 = 957
11/28/08 - 11/22/09 = 1,068
11/22/09 - 11/28/10 = 1,069
since I purchased (2002) = 11,131



_1976 MC_

MILEAGE:
11/28/2008 ... 60,140
11/22/2009 ... 61,215
11/28/2010 ... 62,260
1,000 miles x 2 11282010mileage_MC76

MILES DRIVEN:
12/11/04 - 11/19/05 = 624
11/19/05 - 11/24/06 = 527
11/24/06 - 11/18/07 = 506
11/18/07 - 11/28/08 = 930
11/28/08 - 11/22/09 = 1,075
11/22/09 - 11/28/10 = 1,045
since I purchased (1998) = 19,758



_1979 MC_

MILEAGE:
11/28/2008 ... 143,261
11/22/2009 ... 144,333
11/28/2010 ... 145,383
1,000 miles x 2 11282010mileage_MC79

MILES DRIVEN:
12/11/04 - 11/19/05 = 586
11/19/05 - 11/24/06 = 500
11/24/06 - 11/18/07 = 483
11/18/07 - 11/28/08 = 959
11/28/08 - 11/22/09 = 1.072
11/22/09 - 11/28/10 = 1,050
since I purchased (1992) = 39,321 (30,065 on the engine installed September 1996)



_1981 MC_

MILEAGE:
11/28/2008 ... 191,486
11/22/2009 ... 192,574
11/28/2010 ... 193,637
1,000 miles x 2 11282010mileage_MC81

MILES DRIVEN:
12/11/04 - 11/19/05 = 645
11/19/05 - 11/24/06 = 476
11/24/06 - 11/18/07 = 482
11/18/07 - 11/28/08 = 944
11/28/08 - 11/22/09 = 1,088
11/22/09 - 11/28/10 = 1,063
since I purchased (1999) = 10,824



_1987 MC_

MILEAGE:
11/28/2008 ... 163,980
11/22/2009 ... 172,900
11/28/2010 ... 174,124
1,000 miles x 2 11282010mileage_MC87

MILES DRIVEN:
12/11/04 - 11/19/05 = 8,739
11/19/05 - 11/24/06 = 8,831
11/24/06 - 11/18/07 = 9,510
11/18/07 - 11/28/08 = 9,780
11/28/08 - 11/22/09 = 8,920
11/22/09 - 11/28/10 = 1,224
since I purchased (2003) = 68,404



The last time I gassed up all 6 cars on the same day was in November. The results were typical....

1979 CC
...195.1 miles
...12.379 gallons
~15.76 mpg

1972 MC
...196.8 miles
...12.505 gallons
~15.74 mpg

1976 MC
...192.7 miles
...11.376 gallons
~16.94 mpg

1979 MC
...193.5 miles
...10.287 gallons
~18.81 mpg

1981 MC
...194.8 miles
...9.268 gallons
~21.02 mpg

1987 MC
...162.2 miles
...9.050 gallons
~17.92 mpg




Taken mid-summer 2010...

...1979 CC, 1972 MC, 1976 MC:
1,000 miles x 2 Dirty_Caprice7276Clean

...1979 MC, 1981 MC, 1987 MC:
1,000 miles x 2 Dirty_798187Clean



Taken winter 2010...

...1980sCC, 1970 MC, 1975 MC:
1,000 miles x 2 MODELS_80sCC7570

...1980 MC, 1986 MCSS, 1987 MC SS Aerocoupe:
1,000 miles x 2 MODELS_878680




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Post by texan01 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:41 pm

My '77 hit 150,000 miles. Since purchase nearly 2 years ago, I've put 14,000 miles on it since June 2009.

It's currently sitting at 154,000. I've kind of been using it as my daily driver, especially so since the front suspension's been overhauled.

Pulling commuter duty it's been averaging 14mpg out of the box-stock 2 barrel 305. It's getting 20mpg on the highway on the few road trips I've taken it on to burn a complete tank.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:56 pm

I've had my 74 Monte since July 07...put about 10,000 on it since then. Too much for me Embarassed

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Post by IndyG3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:20 am

Last year, my car finally broke the 25,000 mile mark on the odometer. Luckily, it got there with no problems that weren't owner-related malfunctions. I love that car. Very Happy
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Post by pila on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:32 am

I've had my '74 Malibu since 1990, and have only about 32,000 miles on it since then, but it's a summer-only car.
Did ya ever wonder why we keep these cars we hardly drive? Buying insurance for two cars and two trucks plus the Malibu is getting expensive. When my Elco project is finished (daily driver), some of these rides will have to go I think.

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:39 am

I am building whatever I end up to drive and enjoy if it has to be a AkA trailer queen to avoid mileage it should be sold IMHO

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Post by IndyG3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:15 am

Limey wrote:I am building whatever I end up to drive and enjoy if it has to be a AkA trailer queen to avoid mileage it should be sold IMHO

I agree. When I said mine had passed the 25,000 mile mark it was big for me because it came to me with about 24,000 miles. That meant that I've put over 2,500 miles on it since the beginning of last year. I'm not too worried about mileage since I'm trying to keep it as long as possible GoFast
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Post by The Dude on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:53 am

Indy, your math doesn't add up. 25,000 - 24,000 = 1,000 not 2,500. Seems like a REALLY low mileage car BTW.

I have to agree with Limey & Pila. Why own something that doesn't get driven? I understand project cars not getting driven, but who want's to own a trailer queen or garage trinket? Piss on that! Cars were made to enjoy. Putting miles on a car isn't shameful, especially if you don't plan to sell it. It should be celebrated! Guys that brag about owning a low mileage car just because they don't want to drive it are like virgins bragging about their manhood. It don't make sense.

Go take your classic on a road trip & open it's legs a little on unexplored highways. You'll be glad you did..... I was.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:15 am

I agree about trailer/garage queens. I still like mine to be on the low end though.

The Monte has close to 70,000 and the 48 Plymouth has 32,000(heavily documented to prove it). Haven't done the math to see how many miles I put on each last summer though.

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Post by IndyG3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:30 am

Rago wrote:Indy, your math doesn't add up. 25,000 - 24,000 = 1,000 not 2,500. Seems like a REALLY low mileage car BTW.

I have to agree with Limey & Pila. Why own something that doesn't get driven? I understand project cars not getting driven, but who want's to own a trailer queen or garage trinket? Piss on that! Cars were made to enjoy. Putting miles on a car isn't shameful, especially if you don't plan to sell it. It should be celebrated! Guys that brag about owning a low mileage car just because they don't want to drive it are like virgins bragging about their manhood. It don't make sense.

Go take your classic on a road trip & open it's legs a little on unexplored highways. You'll be glad you did..... I was.

It PASSED the 25,000 mile mark. It has about 26,500 miles or so on it. I just used 25,000 cause it sounds better and seems like a good mark for a car.
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Post by The Dude on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:34 am

Holy crap! So your car only has 25,000 on it? I thought that was a typo. Now we are gonna need to see some more pics. Laughing
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:46 am

no rago it has around 26500 dont you pay attn LOL

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:49 am

Since I got the Monte Carlo(7/07), I have put exactly 9,198 miles on it.
Put 1,585 on it over the Summer.
Bought with 60,341.
Now has 69,539.

Since my grandpa bought the Plymouth(6/06) it has been driven 4,185 miles.
I put 1,297 on it over the Summer.
Bought with 28,518.
Now has 32,676.

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Post by IndyG3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:27 pm

Rago wrote:Holy crap! So your car only has 25,000 on it? I thought that was a typo. Now we are gonna need to see some more pics. Laughing

From what I can tell, the original owner bought it new, then had a minor front-end impact because the passenger side front bumper shock is pressed all the way in and the bumper's spaced out with shims (that will be fixed eventually). When I talked to him, he said he parked it for a loooong time, then he restored it and tried to sell it. It's only got a couple of problem spots, but they're all in the engine bay and are gonna get fixed soon.

I definitely wasn't going out in search of such a fresh car, but this one was just too damn good to pass up.

I'll post some more pictures as soon as Indiana warms up and I get it out for a drive. I also wanna do an engine swap SOON, so that'll be a good time for pics.

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Post by The Dude on Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:42 pm

Definitely a beautiful car from what I've seen so far. Might as well suck in the other shock & call it an improvement though. Very Happy
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Post by pila on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:15 pm

More mileage wouldn't hurt my Malibu for sure. Not much mileage since I rebuilt the front end suspension and steering, with a quick-ratio box. And the the engine, a built 408, & trans likely have around 3000 miles on them.
Spent a lot of money on it, with new interior, wheels & tires, and base coat-clear coat paint etc. It sure adds up in a hurry when we get started on fixing them up. Haven't had the guts to add up the receipts Very Happy

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Post by Pdawgie on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:10 pm

I would love to drive my 4 cars all the time, but being one person that's not quite feasable. Simply.. I split them up for different driving experiences, Highway = Monte, Everyday = Laguna, Summertime/fast = Camaros. It seems to work out to where all of them get driven (which they need) but none of them really rack up quite all the miles.
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Post by pila on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:44 pm

You are right about the fact that they need to be driven some, even if not a lot of miles. Cars seem to deteriorate some when just being stored and not driven.

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Post by texan01 on Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:49 am

My 77 when I got it was barely running. The more I drove it, the better it ran and behaved.

These cars are great driving cars, and I enjoy driving mine.

My 76 i got with 120,000 miles on it, in 1992. By the time I junked it in 2001 it had 199,558 (still have the speedo from it)

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Post by pila on Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:06 pm

I just got a quote from Northeast Classic Auto Insurance for my Malibu. $238.00 a year for up to 3000 miles. $125 bucks of that is for Michigan's uninsured driver (the other guy!) coverage. I set the agreed value of $6000.00 which is likely around half of what I have into it, but at least a fender-bender would be covered etc.

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Post by knightfan26917 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:20 pm

Rago wrote:I have to agree with Limey & Pila. Why own something that doesn't get driven? I understand project cars not getting driven, but who want's to own a trailer queen or garage trinket? Piss on that! Cars were made to enjoy. Putting miles on a car isn't shameful, especially if you don't plan to sell it. It should be celebrated!

*grins*

That's why I post this type of thread near the end of every year ... I love to see how many miles I've put ON my cars ... though, granted, it isn't much individually.....

*sighs*



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Post by pila on Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:13 am

When you own more than one rarely driven car, it's tough to get a few miles on each one, even though they need to be driven some.

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Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:15 pm

*nods*

Very true, pila. I've been amazed I've been able to put 1,000 miles on each the last 2 years..... I never thought I'd be able to do that...LOL!



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