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I'll bite.

 

I'm currently driving a 1989 LeSabre with 236k.  

 

Not sure how many miles are on the '56.  It says 10K so 110k is probably a safe bet... except for the broken spedo cable.  Let's call it 120k.

 

My grandfather used to mile cars up pretty bad.  I think his 1st '56 Buick was somewhere in the 200k range (that'll happen when you commute from Lansing to Flint) when he sold it to his brother Marv in '61.  The second '56 he bought in the mid-60s for my uncles to share.  I get the impression that the younger of the 2 uncles treated it a lot like Tank treated his...

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My brother drove a 1987 Skylark for years.   It had a 3.3l v6 and was the only car he couldn't kill.  He drove it like a maniac going as fast as he could to take off then stopping as quickly as possible at the last minute.  One time he pulled up in the driveway and had stopped so hard the left front brake pads caught on fire.  The car had over 250k when he drove it to Florida where it died a couple years later.  Not sure how many miles it eventually accrued.

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I have my uncle's '71 LeSabre Custom sedan. He gave it to me in 2000 with 106,642 miles. It now has 112,700 on it, but she needs work in spite of a reasonably well cared for life. I drive it around town occasionally, but don't take it far from home. It was purchased new in October 1971 from Lindemann Buick in Westfield, NJ by some good friends of my uncles, so I have known it since it was new. When they bought a new Century in 1979, my uncle bought it from them for $600. It had 40,000 miles on it then. Unfortunately, it was used in winter salt, so it has had some body work / filler through the years. I need to have the heads and manifolds planed, the tranny is weak (no reverse until the car has warmed up), water leaks in the trunk around the base of the rear window so there is some rust through in the trunk, there is a vibration in the driveline over 50 mph (which started after I had the U joints replaced) and the sending unit for the gas gauge doesn't work - have had the gauge tested and it is ok. 

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146K on my 78 Estate wagon.  Picked it up in 2008 with around 99K. I did put some work into it, probably more than I should , but it still runs exceptionally well.  Too bad the rust worm is consuming it faster than I am. Next up is the 56 with 139K.  Fun, fun, fun!!!

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Over 237,000 miles on my 1991 Roadmaster Wagon.  I bought it in 2008 just before the Flint National event with 103,000 on it.  I have driven it to all of the BCA Nationals through 2012.  It's been through a few Texas hail storms but drives very well for its age and mileage.

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My 1999 Buick Century has 323,000 miles with the original engine and transmission. However, the paint is terrible and the clear coat is halfway off.  It is my work car.  It still runs good, but it has had several gaskets replaced through the years. I have driven it to Santa Monica Beach, California, Key West, Florida, Michigan, and through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Utah down to Las Vegas. 

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