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[C2] Just curious, how many C2 drivers under the age of 50??

 
Old 02-08-2019, 03:33 PM
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I'm barely over (52) bought my first midyear at 29 (67) after having the starter C3 and C4's. have had at least 1 of every variation of 63-67 since, except a split window....
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Good to see quite a few under the 50 mark!! I was when I bought mine but I'm currently 2 years over the half century number now!! The C2 is certainly a car that will always be sitting in my garage!
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I was 20, the car was 10 when I bought my 64 in the summer of 1974. She's now in 2 pieces getting refinished.
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If I take a page from the stock market and split 2 for 1, can I count as 35?
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I’m 26 and dyslexic.

Wait...that’s in my mind. I look in the mirror and wonder who the old guy is staring back. I’m just happy to finally be older than my cars, so that must mean 62. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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I was 17 when I bought my Ď58; 18 when I bought my Ď57.

70 going on 19.

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:28 PM
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I was 19 when I bought my '66. The question is what has taken you younger guys so long to fall in love with these great cars
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I was 19 when I bought my '66. The question is what has taken you younger guys so long to fall in love with these great cars
a salary to keep up with my wants in life. but to be be fair I was 20 when I bought my Chevelle and 22 when I bought my 94 vette. but right now a old Corvette is not a good idea. at least dad has four mid years for me to tinker with
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I'm 49. Bought my 65 at age 37.
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Love this! Iím 29 but havenít had a mid year in over 5 years. And even then, they werenít fully mine. Shared between my dad and I. My dad has always shared his cars with me no matter how old I was. I plan to do it with my kids as well.

We we had a beautiful 64 saddle tan and a nice 63 swc.

For now, I still have my c5 z06. Was my dream car at 11 when it came out. He has his first car again a 1955 Belair and his dream a c4 zr-1. Were always looking but enjoying the ride.

I would love a solid axle next. But funds are the limiting factor
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Originally Posted by provette67 View Post
I was 19 when I bought my '66. The question is what has taken you younger guys so long to fall in love with these great cars
I have loved my car since I was 10. Actively tried to buy it since I was 24 but finally got her when I was 49 last year, though not the way I wanted.
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44, just purchased mine in December. Was the first corvette I ever rode in when I was 12 years old. Owner was finally willing to sell it
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Itís fun to hear but not quite the same if you bought the car before you were 50 - but it was many years ago. Lots of todayís 70 year olds bought theirs in the 70ís and 80ís, but also remembered them new and as common used cars.

The real interest is in what kind of percentage of owners here are buying them even though we are too young to remember them as used cars or emerging classics.

Greg? Yes?
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I’m 42, bought my 65 when I was 24.
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I’ve said for years that new vette’s should come with flip up handicap parking permit, bifocal side mirrors, 7 day pill organizer in place of the ash tray, oxygen bottle compartment, air bags to raise lower for easy entry and egress, coupon holder in visor for those early bird speacials and an air freshener that smells like Geritol and mothballs.
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48, 65 365HP convertible
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Originally Posted by provette67 View Post
I was 19 when I bought my '66. The question is what has taken you younger guys so long to fall in love with these great cars
Simply couldnít afford it until I was nearing 40. I had to work a lot of overtime. Better late than never.
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Originally Posted by ghostrider20 View Post
Iíve said for years that new vetteís should come with flip up handicap parking permit, bifocal side mirrors, 7 day pill organizer in place of the ash tray, oxygen bottle compartment, air bags to raise lower for easy entry and egress, coupon holder in visor for those early bird speacials and an air freshener that smells like Geritol and mothballs.
truth. Maybe I could join my local Corvette club and eat at Applebeeís once a month and discuss line dancing.

I will say at all ages this forum attracts a certain certain subset of c1/2 drivers who either use their cars a lot, or run them hard, or both.
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaJSB View Post
truth. Maybe I could join my local Corvette club and eat at Applebeeís once a month and discuss line dancing.

I will say at all ages this forum attracts a certain certain subset of c1/2 drivers who either use their cars a lot, or run them hard, or both.
only if you like to get the early bird special at 4
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaJSB View Post
Itís fun to hear but not quite the same if you bought the car before you were 50 - but it was many years ago. Lots of todayís 70 year olds bought theirs in the 70ís and 80ís, but also remembered them new and as common used cars.

The real interest is in what kind of percentage of owners here are buying them even though we are too young to remember them as used cars or emerging classics.

Greg? Yes?
Yea, I was mostly getting at who currently drives a C2 and is currently under 50. Again, not trying to create any kind of turf war, I was just trying to get a feel for how many "young guys" are into second generation Corvettes as opposed to some other makes/models.

Being a fan of all cars in general, I'm a little bit envious of the air cooled 911 scene these days. Seems like they have a really good mix of demographics and a lot of variety when it comes to build styles.
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