We already know that older vehicles were made not only better but were also more reliable because they were simpler – but to achieve one million miles in a Porsche 356 is still a significant milestone any way you look at it.
Guy Newmark’s Porsche 356 has been driven daily for the past four decades – which is how the legendary model has managed to hit one million miles (1.6 million km) on the odometer. It now joins a very select club – especially considering the fact that we’re dealing with one of Porsche’s iconic classics. Guy Newmark of California, who lovingly named his 356 “Blu” has had the car in the family – originally bought by his father in Stuttgart, Germany. He received the car as a graduation present – and has been driving it daily ever since.
“When I think of the future with Blu, I can only think of the past,” says Guy. “Because everything is going to be the same. Blue is my everyday car – I drive it to the gym, I drive it to work, I drive it wherever I’m going whatever the occasion is.” The car gets a regular service at every 3,000 miles, because it has the original engine and components – even the interior has been well maintained. It also wears the original Azure Blue paint job and the original chrome details – and we hope to see Blu reach its next million miles.