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Old 03-19-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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Who is the oldest member of the Forum who still owns and drives his Corvette? What year Corvette do you drive and how long have you been playing in the Corvette Hobby?? I will go first
I am 65 and drive the 54 Motorama Car and my 67 Coupe and a 64 Grand Sport Vert that is F/S and I have owned and played with Corvettes for about 25 years or darn close to it.
Don't be like a lady and afraid to tell your age.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:06 PM   #2
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im 70 and have had 7 corvettes over the years and am now getting a 65 coupe back on the road i had back in the 70s and just bought back last year

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75 this year

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Next month I will be 73 years old. I am the original owner of my '63 Vette so it has been 54 years. It is the only one that I have ever owned. I never had the desire to get a different one. Since 2007 we have averaged 14,000 miles per year.

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75 also for me.
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I was 70 this month. I had originally planned on buying a new Corvette in 1966 (at that time owned a 65 Chevelle SS) I was drafted so the Corvette was put off until 2003 when I bought a near driver quality 62. Made it into a show car that I drive 4,500 miles a year. Then ordered a 2010 Grand Sport that I may drive 1,200 a year.
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71 years old and have had my '66 since February 1966.
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82 here. I've had my '62 for 42 years and last year I bought a C5 to keep it company ! You're never too old to enjoy a Vet.

Not too many years ago I had a friend (not Forum guy) who drove his '59 well into his 90's.

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Next month I will be 73 years old. I am the original owner of my '63 Vette so it has been 54 years. It is the only one that I have ever owned. I never had the desire to get a different one. Since 2007 we have averaged 14,000 miles per year.

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I hope you keep driving it that much!

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I am 73 1/2 and have 3 Corvettes, a 57 Gasser, a 62 340 HP and a 65 coupe.
I drive them every chance I get.
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I am 73 1/2 and have 3 Corvettes, a 57 Gasser, a 62 340 HP and a 65 coupe.
I drive them every chance I get.
Bruce,
I thought an old fart like you would win this hands down, but you are still way young. Now go out and smoke the tires in that gasser!
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I'm 72 and until last spring drove my 76, purchased new with 216000 miles. I sold the 76 and now drive my 66 numbers matching couple that I restored about 10 yours ago. This is an every day driver. I trust I'll live to put 216000 miles on this car, as well.
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I turned 80 last month & will have owned my only Vette ('62) for 50 years next month.

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77 last month ,Drive a66 conv. I bougth in 67.
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My Dad celebrated his 80th birthday a few years ago by purchasing a new C6 Corvette, He then drove it to his high school reunion across country from SoCal to Michigan-bragging that he smoked some kids in a Camaro out in the desert somewhere. He's still going strong and still driving the Corvette(he has a 65 as well that he is the second owner of).
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I guess I'm a youngster in this group -- I'll be 70 in a couple of months. Had a '65 convertible that I kept for 24 years. Traded that for a '66 coupe that I've had for now for almost 20 years. A couple of years ago I bought a '96 Vette to keep the '66 company.
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I am 70 and have owned my 66 for 47 years and am still driving 10,000 plus miles a year. 48 years if you count the 1961 I blew up in 1969!
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I am 69 and have Corvettes thru the years I have a 63 now and enjoy it a lot.
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Congrats to all you guys, enjoy em while you can
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Wow.... I feel like a kid. I'm 53, have owned my 63 SWC for 20 years. Been in the hobby for a little over 25 years. Also own a 62, and a 2011 GS coupe, and love them all !!
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