Leno talks high mile classics
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Talk show host and classic car enthusiast, Jay Leno, has written about his interest in vehicles which have accrued very high mileages during their time on the roads, in an article for Octane magazine.
While many classic car fans will keep their vehicles under lock and key, only taking them out a few times a year and covering as little distance behind the wheel as possible, Leno is of the opinion that autos still have value if they have been used extensively.
He gave the example of a guest he had on his show once, who owned a 1964 Mercury Comet which had covered well over half a million miles, largely because she had used it every day and not kept it under a dust sheet.
He said that the Mercury Comet had required plenty of care and attention over the years, with replacement parts sought out, to keep it in good working order, but that neither this fact nor the high mileage made it any less of a classic.
This is certainly food for thought for anyone who values classic cars, but worries about using them too regularly. It seems that care and love will keep a car running for longer than you think.