200,000-mile Corvette: Reader's Car of the Week


How far would you travel to collect your dream next car? 50 miles? 250 miles? How about 5,450 miles? Because that’s exactly what PHer Fishy Dave did when he travelled to Los Angeles to pick up a ‘stick shift’ Chevrolet Corvette C6.

Dave wasn’t embarking on a cross continental voyage to collect some delivery mileage collector’s dream either. No, he and his other half, Beth, were collecting a 190,000+-mile-old 2007 C6 in, as the advert describes it, “base” spec.


Of course, there was good reason why Dave was so eager to cross The Pond and the entire width of the US. This ‘vette was up for $9995, which is about £7755 - and roughly £17,200 less than the next cheapest C6 on the classifieds.

“Ok, it cost me quite a bit more than that by the time I shipped it back to England,” concedes Dave in his thread, “but a bargain none the less”.


You might be thinking that this is a high-risk purchase, so there will surely be some very big bills to follow. And yes, while the seller was clearly a ‘vette enthusiast who cared about his cars, there’s no getting away from the fact that this C6 has almost matched Apollo 11’s outbound mileage.

But this hasn't stopped Dave from completing an epic American road trip, the details of which we’ll leave to the man himself to explain. If all goes well, he might just have bagged himself the steal of the year. Whatever route the car’s future takes, it’s already making for an excellent story…

Read the full thread here.

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