Poll

How much do your drive your 1st generation Camaro each year?

Show Car, Only rides on a trailer
3 (1.5%)
Show Car, but 500 miles or less...
33 (16.8%)
Occasional driver, 500 to 3000 miles
95 (48.5%)
Regular driver, 3000 to 10,000 miles
13 (6.6%)
Daily Driver, more than 10,000 miles
1 (0.5%)
Still restoring, but I'll drive it soon!
33 (16.8%)
Sitting in boxes....
17 (8.7%)
No car... no cash... no fun...
1 (0.5%)

Total Members Voted: 180

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77thor

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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2009, 11:14:53 AM »
I don't drive it as much as I would like to.
There are a couple of reasons; I have not been able to get the engine to run properly(occasional backfire thru carb, stumbling, occasional dieseling, etc) and because of that my MPG is around 9.
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2009, 10:24:14 PM »
Well lets see,bought 69 SS in 1976 drove it for 7 months  then 3 or 4 times after that!So about 5500 miles! Havent driven the car since 1979. Started restoration in Nov. 2002,not done yet!So to answer your ? "NOT MUCH" :(
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2009, 10:33:05 PM »
Thanks  for posting and voting...
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2009, 11:09:52 PM »
I'll play and try to squeak in Philip. 20K miles in 4 years after a frame off. I run it.

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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2009, 03:01:17 AM »
Only had my car about 6 months but i plan to do about 1500 - 2000 a year
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2009, 06:02:05 AM »
I've had my 67 rs since 77 and it used to be a daily driver, over the years it has gained value and looks so now only driving about 500-800 miles a year, always garaged and never driven in the rain or winter. I wonder if there could be a poll regarding length of ownership? I would wager that there are not too many folks that have owned their Camaro more than 10 years...

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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2009, 04:56:08 PM »
Got mine in 94
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2009, 11:30:36 PM »
this is a good subject , I drive my 67 RS 327 every weekend that it is not raining , don't know about any of you but I can't get my car to start when it's raining ? anyway the price of gas is a problem but think of it like this ,
#1 think about what you paid for the car I gave $1600.00 for my 67
#2 add up all the expense's for the car for one year , with mine it's gas insurance $125 per year / and tune up item's
#3 I do occasionally buy dress up item's for the camaro nowaday's at car swap meet's but that is more of a mental therapy for me than a need

TOTAL for my 1967 camaro owning it cost's me $125 per year for insurance / say $100 per year for maintenance oil and filter's / point's and condensor  every 4 or 5 year's / then gas and I average $30 buck's per weekend when its not raining , so I drive it april thru october (CRUZ NIGHTS STOP AFTER OCTOBER) that's 28 possible weekend's ad it up come's to $840 worth of gas per year if it was pretty every weekend , so !!!!!!
GAS = $840
INSURANCE = $125
MAINTENANCE = $100 TOTAL = $1065 per year to own and enjoy a 1967 camaro RS = $88.75 per month to own it
GAS IS THE BIGGEST EXPENSE but it is still worth it .
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2009, 01:15:26 PM »
Brad,

Saw your thread about "How Long Have You Had Your Car".  Good idea, as well.

I saw you paid $1600 originally and now you says you put around 1100 a year into it.  But let me ask you this:  How much have you put into it to bring it up to its present condition?

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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2009, 02:01:16 AM »
I've only put about 4,000 miles on my 69 in the last  10 years sad to say. it had cracked tires so I was afraid to do much driving. Just got me a new set of BFG T/A radials about a week ago so plan on putting lots of miles on it this coming summer with the club.    Jim

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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2011, 02:32:18 AM »
I have always been a daily driver of some sort of classic. I have only bought 1 new car in my life and it was a truck. Since I went on the road 8 years ago I have an airport truck I drive but kept something tagged and insured until the last year or so and it is killing me. We are currently building my son a CJ while his 69 is on hold, so he lets me drive it occasionally, it's pretty fun. These cars are meant to be driven.

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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2011, 01:14:58 PM »
Unfortunately or fortunately depending how you look at it, I opt for modern technology as a daily driver versus my older car. That being said, the old stuff by far is still my favourite.
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2011, 03:28:40 PM »
I traded my '68 Z28 for my 69 Z28 in 1976, and drove it regularly for 4 yrs (after rebuilding the engine)... but it was last driven in 1980 - when it went to the garage -(due to 12:1 pistons and poor gas!), after which I drove a '70 Z28 for a couple of years.. I have other 'classic cars' which I've always driven regularly mostly on weekends and to car shows, cruises, etc... For the past 2 or 3 yrs (after getting on this site) I've been gradually working towards getting the 69 Z28 back on the road again.. pointed towards getting it judged in the 'unrestored orgiinal' class.. 
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2011, 11:51:36 PM »
Actually, I guess I ought to vote again from when I started this poll in 2006, when I was driving about 3000 miles a year and gas was less than $3.00  Now, I'm down to around 2000 miles a year.   :(

Several folks drove to Atlanta last week in our club --around 500 round trip.  I drove an SUV... But I did get to see two classic car collections!  ;D
Oh well! Guess we're driving smarter, not more!  ::)
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2011, 01:37:37 AM »
I can't believe I missed this thread Phillip. Even though you're getting smarter, its nice to know your still enjoying the '68.

I had 73k on mine when I bought it 4yrs ago and now it has 78K... around a K/yrs. Hate to say it but me thinks I'm getting burnt out (31 shows in 3yrs. Sat out the first year). I don't think I'll make near as many shows next year so the miles will be less. Who knows, long winter's has a way of changing things though.

 

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