Last year we told you about a fifth-generation Chevy Corvette that had accumulated over 700,000 miles on its original engine. Now, at 773,338 miles, the owner, Mark Blackwell, has decided to donate the red C5 hatch to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Blackwell, who lives near Jacksonville, Florida, bought the 2000 Corvette brand new in 1999. He commutes frequently to Georgia and southern Florida for work, which explains the massively impressive odometer reading. Doing the math, that’s over 100 miles per day over an 18-year span.
As Corvette Museum curator Derek Moore explains in the video below, perhaps the most impressive part about this car is that it’s running on the original 5.7-liter V8 engine. It was only 20,000 miles ago that the car needed its original head gaskets replaced.
This isn’t the only Corvette Blackwell’s put hundreds of thousands of miles on. He mentions his last Corvette made it to 342,000 miles before being replaced. Can’t beat that GM build quality, I guess.
via Corvette Blogger