One of the most commonly considered aspects when shopping for a car is mileage. Generally, the perceived value of a car drastically drops once it crosses 100,000 miles. Most of us don’t expect a car to make past the 200,000 mark, unless it’s a diesel. But what about Chevrolet Corvette? It was meant to be driven, and driven hard.
With a quick search, you may find that the Corvette with the highest mileage for sale is an overpriced 1992 C4 with 274K miles. Impressive, but it has nothing on Mark’s 2000 C5 Chevrolet Corvette, which has just under 710,000 (!!) miles. No, that is not a typographical error, the exact mileage last reported was 709,972. When Jalopnik first covered Mark’s C5 Corvette last year, it was sitting at 650,000 miles. The original 5.7L LS1 V8 is still under the hood, though the transmission was replaced.
Mark has always owned Corvettes, but realized it wasn’t efficient to continue to buy new cars and put a ton of miles on ’em. And we’re happy he did, because (as cheesy as it may sound) he’s reminded us that if you take care of your cars, they’ll take care of you.