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100000 Pontiac Miles emblem


A fellow on Facebook posted this photo of this emblem on his dash celebrating 100000 miles. Anyone else ever see one? He has a 64 Custom Sport (which in one photo appears to be a 409). Perhaps this is a member?

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Wow, interesting. I never thought of one hundred thousand being a milestone. Lots of customers back in the early seventies had cars with well over 100,000.

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Prefectca wrote:

Wow, interesting. I never thought of one hundred thousand being a milestone. Lots of customers back in the early seventies had cars with well over 100,000.

Paul


I always figured back in the day if you got 100,000 miles out of a car you did quite well. 



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I spoke on facebook to this gentleman and he also has a 64 CS convertible that he's turning into a 409 425hp. He also has a 340hp 409 auto in black.
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seventy2plus2 wrote:
Prefectca wrote:

Wow, interesting. I never thought of one hundred thousand being a milestone. Lots of customers back in the early seventies had cars with well over 100,000.

Paul


I always figured back in the day if you got 100,000 miles out of a car you did quite well. 


 I worked on a customers Doge Dart with a 318, he was a salesman and had over 100,000 on a four year old car. I did the timing chain and pulled the intake to clean the heat rider passage so the choke would come all the way off. There was also a GM dealer that was well liked in our area because he could beat the prices of the local dealer. The parts salesman always drove a GMC rally van. The van would be ordered for September delivery and would have the rear interior stripped out. By the following September it would have about 8000 miles showing after the odometer rolled past 100,000. The interior was reinstalled and it was sold as a demonstrator with warranty. 

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That award emblem was to be proud of for sure, because generally at 100 thousand miles, it was a big deal. You wanted rid of the car at that point, and it probably showed it's age.

That is such a cool thing to have. Preserve it.



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 I worked on a customers Doge Dart with a 318, he was a salesman and had over 100,000 on a four year old car. I did the timing chain and pulled the intake to clean the heat rider passage so the choke would come all the way off. There was also a GM dealer that was well liked in our area because he could beat the prices of the local dealer. The parts salesman always drove a GMC rally van. The van would be ordered for September delivery and would have the rear interior stripped out. By the following September it would have about 8000 miles showing after the odometer rolled past 100,000. The interior was reinstalled and it was sold as a demonstrator with warranty. 

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 Wow that is a good one.  You think there would be a few other areas that would show those miles too!



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The parts guy driving the van was Wayne. He said the vans were well maintained and got new tires and brakes and whatever else that was needed before being sold. The mileage wasnt reported to GM so the warranty would start with the odometer reading when the van was sold. I think 1978 was the end of this, because when the speedometer went metric it also gained the extra digit. He also said that the dealer never had any of the vans come back with problems.

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Weights and Measures Canada would not have been happy to hear that one it the true mileage wasn't disclosed to the buyer. 



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I drove 1976 Grand Prix 400 motor 400, miles the sold the running motor


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jmont64 wrote:
Prefectca wrote

There was also a GM dealer that was well liked in our area because he could beat the prices of the local dealer. The parts salesman always drove a GMC rally van. The van would be ordered for September delivery and would have the rear interior stripped out. By the following September it would have about 8000 miles showing after the odometer rolled past 100,000. The interior was reinstalled and it was sold as a demonstrator with warranty. 

 


 Wow that is a good one.  You think there would be a few other areas that would show those miles too!


 Who bought the van,  Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder?       I'd say that's a pretty blatant act of fraud.



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Yes it would be fraud selling a vehicle as not represented. No car dealer has ever done that.

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