Many of us are lucky to see a car crack 100,000 miles if we’re in it for the long haul, heck, even 200,000 miles isn’t terribly uncommon. 773,000 miles? That’s significant, but Mark Blackwell of Jacksonville, Florida, achieved the figure in his 2000 C5 Corvette.
The car’s 773,338-mile run came to an end after Blackwell donated the car to the National Corvette Museum. The owner drove the car since it was brand new on his daily commute from Florida to Georgio for work. Even more impressive? It retains the original 5.7-liter V8 engine. The most notable piece of work required to the engine was a headgasket replacement around 750,000 miles. Now that’s quality.
Blackwell officially handed the car over to the NCM earlier this month and said the Corvette has been “a fabulous car, no complaints here.” We wonder if another Corvette is in his future and if it will make similarly long journies.