Do you really drive your car?

dwright406

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Jul 26, 2004
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Lake Jackson Tx
I bet I haven't put 100 miles on my '70 in the past 12 months.
It has been stored inside all the while, I was actually thinking of going over there and pouring a few gallons of fresh gas in her tomorrow and taking it out, if the weather cooperates.
 

twozs

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Aug 5, 1999
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hopewell jct ny
any time i want . its insured and inspected and licensed . the worst part of it is i have to park the wifes Nissan under the blue spruce while the camaro is out of the bat cave . i take it to the hardware store , the grocery store .. it runs and drives as normal ( for 73 ) .
 
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tmv36830

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I just dropped the insurance on all three of my cars. Z28, T/A and S2000. Between the three I put less than 200 miles per year on them. I like the the op to this thread feel as though I am getting tired of being in the classic car business.

I am afraid to drive them thinking someone may hit me, I cannot put them up dirty because I am OCD about them after having put so much time and money into them.

It is a sickness though. Not sure I can ever completely get away from it.
 

dale68z

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May 14, 2009
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Peoria Arizona
I swap between the 68 and the 71. The 68 is the better road car, and has been the daily driver and family car for the past 12 years. I have put over 130,000 miles on it during that time.

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The 71 gets driven about 4-5k a year, but I break the engine or something often. Hopefully with the upgraded engine and trans we will no longer have those problems and it will clock more miles.

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I don't worry about someone else running into me. I'm 48 years old and have been accident free all those years. If it happens, I did the body and paint on both cars, so I can do it again. If either is destroyed, there should be some good parts left to salvage and build another.
 
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Tphil413

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San Francisco, CA
Mine sat in pieces for 2 years until my son turned 17. He talked me into fixing it and now its running fine, letting him drive it a few days a week to school (when it doesn't rain). Reminds me of when I first got into cars, he's learning to work on it and washes it for me every week. Great to take her for a spin to the store, but hardly a daily driver at 6 MPG when premium is $4.15/gal.
 

K5JMP

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mgoad1971 said:
Betcha Drive it now!! The weather here has been so nice, I wish mine wasn't on jack stands!!!!!!!

Got the windows open in the house and everything!!!!!!



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I'm in northern va and it has been around freezing the last few mornings while hunting. My car will be put away for the winter soon
 

Todd80Z28

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Tphil413 said:
Mine sat in pieces for 2 years until my son turned 17. He talked me into fixing it and now its running fine, letting him drive it a few days a week to school (when it doesn't rain). Reminds me of when I first got into cars, he's learning to work on it and washes it for me every week. Great to take her for a spin to the store, but hardly a daily driver at 6 MPG when premium is $4.15/gal.
Tune that thing. You ought to be getting 14-15mpg easy with the ZZ4. My engine is a ZZ4 clone, and I get 15mpg in short-trip, around town driving.

Mikey- high 60s today! A good day for one last spin.:bowtie:
 

Aceshigh

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No....mine saw 1 tank refill this year and less then 100 miles

I didn't even ride my Hayabusa but once either.
 




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