Like all full-size truck manufacturers, Chevy claims there are the toughest. The commercials call the Silverado the “longest lasting, most durable trucks on the road.” If you look at the fine print, you’ll see the claim covers years 1988 to 2004. Still, many other owners are getting serious reliability out of their Silverados, like Frank Oresnik. His 1991 Silverado passed 1 million a few years back with no overhauls, just oil changes. Hugh and Tammy Pennington’s 2006 Silverado 3500 passed 1.2 million miles and is still going strong today.
The P1800 isn’t available in dealerships, and hasn’t been there for five decades. Still, this little coupe soldiers on. It’s Roger Moore’s favorite car, from his years working on The Saint tv series. More recently, Irv Gordon became the Guinness World Record holder for most miles driven on a vehicle, when he passed 3 million miles in 2013. While it’s needed a few engine rebuilds, the P1800 proves that if you put in the maintenance work, anything will get you there.