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Username Post: How many miles do you average on your Tri-5 per year?        (Topic#347918)
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10-28-17 04:57 PM - Post#2712486    

Did some good driving this season, from May-October, getting the car out once a week on average to local shows in the area. I put about 700 miles on her this season, thought I would have put more on her. How many miles do you average per a 6-month season? ...
'55 Bel Air Sports Coupe
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10-28-17 05:17 PM - Post#2712489    
    In response to Duke

My 57 just turned 20,000 today since it was finished in 2011, so about 3300 miles a year. Last weekend I drove it on a 750 mile "Fall Foliage Tour" up to Oklahoma and Arkansas. Today I went on a 175 mile trip called the "Hot Rod Hundred".
I like to drive it more than attending shows, so I try to pick shows that are farther from the house.

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10-28-17 05:53 PM - Post#2712492    
    In response to acardon

I average, over 16 years, 1500 miles in about 7 months. I attend some local shows and Back to the 50's in St. Paul MN every year and just cruise with the better half.

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10-29-17 07:22 PM - Post#2712630    
    In response to acardon


I was on that fall foliage tour in Poteau, Ok. too.
I drove a hugger orange 56 210 2 door sedan and I wish I had known you were there because I would have liked to have met you since I've seen your posts here and on Chevytalk for years.


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10-29-17 11:26 PM - Post#2712656    
    In response to Duke

This year I put over 7000 miles on my '57 as we went on 4 Street Rodder Magazine Road Tours. I average around 3000 to 3500 miles per year.

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10-29-17 11:44 PM - Post#2712658    
    In response to 5Larry7

I wish I could claim anywhere near some of you have driven; my Delivery has't even been out of the garage in 3 years now due to "other" projects. Next year, the 4.88's are going to get thoroughly exercised, one way or another. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.

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10-30-17 04:53 AM - Post#2712667    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Before I had axle problems, (solved) I averaged about 3,000 an year. Added new spindles so hopefully...more trips!

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10-30-17 07:53 PM - Post#2712753    
    In response to 4dr 57

My Belair has been on the road since 2002, I just rolled the speedo over, some years 10k most around 7500k.

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10-31-17 06:33 PM - Post#2712876    
    In response to Duke

In 26 years we have driven 73,000 miles and enjoyed the car a lot.

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11-12-17 12:22 PM - Post#2714154    
    In response to Duke

I put 26 miles on my 55 this year, probably the same last year.


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12-03-17 03:42 PM - Post#2716764    
    In response to mike56

I generally average 2500 miles per year. Living in a small town in the middle of nowhere, we average 60-100 miles one way every time we head out to a show. But that doesn`t matter, the driving is the most fun part. role...

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12-14-17 02:14 PM - Post#2717916    
    In response to chevyman

Damn, I only get a couple hundred in a year..
2018 I'll have a 6 speed so let's hope I'll have more miles this coming summer.

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12-14-17 07:42 PM - Post#2717967    
    In response to Black57

My Delivery has't even been OUT of the garage in THREE years now, let alone put ANY miles on it. And, with my wife's recent "at fault accident", that cost our insurance company big time, and then resulted in them cancelling us, it'll probably sit another three years. The ONLY insurance I can get to cover it, is a broad form policy; and that does't cover MY car however, at all. My wife can't even drive a stick shift, so why should it make ANY difference as far as the Delivery goes, as it's a manual 4 speed? The real kicker is, she does't seem to even care one iota that I can't get it insured; she does't get it that I can't drive my car! Can't get "separate" insurance either. If I did't love her.............................I am Butch/56sedeandelivery.

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12-15-17 07:59 AM - Post#2718009    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

I love driving the vehicles I have now. I've had my 71 C-10 for over 30 years and it has become a Chevy Legend per Chevorlet. It has over 300,000 miles on it. I'm the second owner and have it documented.
That being said we bought our 56 a year ago. My dad & I drove it to Yazzo City Mississippi back in May for a week. I have been lucky to get to drive it much of the time. I guess we have put about 5000 miles on it this year at least. The odometer doesn't work! I'm hopeing to drive it on the 2018 HRPT this coming year. It will be my 4 time long hauling. It's about 2800 miles in 7 days.

1956 Bel Air - LT-1/4l60
1964 SS Impala -350 crate/powerglide
1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
1971 C 10 - 6.0 LS / 4l80e 4:10 gears 30 years owner
94 Elderado
2000 S-10
2008 LTZ Tahoe
2011 Treverse

Edited by Andy4639 on 12-15-17 08:02 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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01-22-18 03:53 PM - Post#2721787    
    In response to Duke

our season is basically 12 months in s.c. we average about 950 miles a year. but, between my wife and i we have nine cars, all chevys, so we have to spread the miles on all of them. we put more miles on our 67 chevelle convertible because it is our favorite vacation car.

56 bel air ((since 2002)
62 impala ss (since 1965)
65 el camino (since 1969)
66 nova (since 1987)
67 malibu convertible (since 1981)
72 el camino ss454 (since 1985)
83 gmc 4wd (since 1991)
95 impala (new)
14 camaro (new)


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