Maybe you've seen or heard about the Porsche 356 with almost one-million miles (though it doesn't look like it), but Petrolicious finally has produced a video to show us what it's like to drive the 982,000-mile car. Guy Newmark's beautiful, dark-blue 1964 356C looks great in motion - much better than in photos - and serves to remind us not only what meticulous car care can do for old classics, but that old Porsches were built to last.

So how fastidious is Newmark about maintaining it? He takes the car to his mechanic of 40 years every 3,000 miles for an oil change and to fix anything that needs attention.

Newmark says his 356 "is everything you could want," and that he finds errands to do just to go drive it. We would, too. The next-best thing is to watch the inspiring video below of the well-traveled Porsche.


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      Austin Holloman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't wait to hit a million miles in my w123 300D turbo. It's refreshing to see someone care so much for such a fine automobile.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool car: cool guy. You can't deny the better quality of those older Germans. I much prefer vintage to new.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great story
      mahalo5000
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's more to this story. A few days ago, this car was stolen out of its garage. Perhaps because of the publicity it was getting....who knows. But then.....as luck would have it....the car was found and returned to Guy Newmark. A bunch of wires were ripped out of the dash, but that seems to be the extent of the damage.
      Hampton
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank You Autoblog for running that.Just a nice story after a tough day.
        Carlus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hampton
        Hampton, well said !! Well said, indeed !!
      JaredN
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's cool.
      Carlus
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a charming story and a charming man. You can literally see the love between man and machine.........why doesn't Porsche make cars like that anymore? They'd capture an entirely new generation of young men. Porsche should dust off the blueprints for that 356 and produce it again, for $25k or so. Give it an air-cooled 150hp 4cyl. Limit its options (no autotranny). Give it a nostalgic yet modern interior. Make it reliable...........I mean, look at current Porsches. Insane prices, decent reliability but stratospheric prices for parts and repairs.
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      FHH
      • 1 Year Ago
      lucky. my dad left me a 1984 buick skylark 4 cylinder, thanks dad
      ilikedags
      • 1 Year Ago
      porsches are really well made. there are loads of people with hundreds of thousands of miles on their 911's. 250,000 to 300,00o miles without rebuilding the engine is common. you need special tools to rebuild to spec though. this is remarkable when you consider that these are highly strung performance machines. even the new ones appear to be very well made, i know a couple of guys with almost 200,000 miles on their cayenne's with no major problems. saying that, speaking as a shade tree mechanic, the mercedes w123 and w124 are the best engineered cars of all time. the 4 cylinder toyota pickups are pretty bullet proof too.
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      eye.surgeon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I agree with your sentiment but there is no way you could produce this car in 2013 and sell it in the US...the number of safety and emissions requirements it fails to meet is too long to list here, and altering it to meet those requirements would completely change the appearance and performance of the car.
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