It’s too often that something that could be serviced for continued use gets tossed in favor of something totally new. That definitely applies to the car world, where the latest and greatest often gets shoved to the front, while everything else is shipped off to the junkyard. Luckily, not everyone has that sort of mentality, including the owner of this 1994 Chevy Corvette. As it turns out, this C4 Corvette is still running strong after an astounding 429,000 miles, as featured here in a segment we like to call GM Authority Readers’ Rides.
This C4 Chevy Corvette was sent to us from GM Authority reader Dan T., who serves as President at Corvettes of Auburn in Auburn, Washington. According to Dan, this C4 Corvette belongs to Corvettes of Auburn customer Carol F., who has been bringing her sports car to the shop for service for the last two decades.
Dan and Corvettes of Auburn have attended National Corvette Restores Society (NCRS) events, as well as Bloomington Gold events, so suffice to say, they’ve seen some pretty sweet rides in their time. Still, there’s something to be said about a C4 daily driver on its way to half a million miles on the clock.
According to Dan, Carol drives her 1994 Corvette every day, covering roughly 40 miles each way to work and back home again, and critically, the car is still equipped with its original LT1 V8 engine and automatic transmission. The engine has had about seven OPTI sparks, and many, many oil changes. The transmission has been rebuilt three times. As evidenced by the photos the paint is peeling a little bit, but remains original.
While not exactly in concours condition, we love seeing a Chevy Corvette that’s used and enjoyed on a daily basis. While there are certainly faster Corvettes out there, Carol’s C4 has a unique story all its own.
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