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[C2] How old are you?

 
Old 02-11-2019, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by 4 Speed Dave View Post
My how times have changed. This was written in 1978


Thats actually pretty interesting....thanks for posting!
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Why does owning a car matter. You should be asking if they like them or not and looking to own one someday when they can afford one.
becasue it skews the numbers - lots of people would say they’d like to own one someday, but when it comes time to spend discretionary income they buy a boat or a Hellcat or a take a trip to Australia via Amsterdam.

You always get people piling on with no skin in the game. Honestly Keith you are kind of the extreme outlier on the forum as you don’t own one, are young, and actually commit time and effort to them as if you did. (And probably you will some day)
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I'm 76

Purchase my 1st Vette Sept 1964 (5 months after getting out of USAF) AGE == 21 -- Black Coupe (1964) --

Here it is missing hub cap along side friends '64 Convert

BTW...Both were 327/300hp 4 Speed w/radio

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Drive a C1 and not a C2, so disqualified from voting.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:40 PM
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It still amuses me when I flip over the iHOP breakfast menu and see the 55+ prices and briefly think, "....man I wish I was old enough to get those deals"....then I realize I'm 12 years past being eligible!

I hope I keep doing that for a LONG time...
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Originally Posted by R66 View Post
I am interested in this 'age' thing due to my theory that I have about the popularity and value of cars being directly tied to the age the owner was when he first got his driver's license in relationship to the age of the cars. E.g. a boy that got his license at 16, generally likes the cars built in that year or within a plus or minus 10 year window of his driving birthdate.

Example: I got my license in 1964, and have owned now classic Chevys from 1955 to 1971 mostly as daily drivers but now classics. The other caveat is they were primarily all V8s or converted to a V8. It is a hot rodder's reward for scratching out a living.

However, I am also interested in the value of the cars of this era to age as I believe the decline in value of classic cars is tied to the age of the owners. It seems the tri-five cars are on a decline, as most hot rodders from that driver's birthdate era are gone or unable to enjoy the cars anymore and the 50+ year old cars are not really suitable for today's standards of safety, comfort, economy, or even horsepower per cu. in. Thus the rise of the restomods v.s. the value of the original cars. Of course there are exceptions to every rule.
I agree with EVERYTHING that you said .
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Originally Posted by bj1k View Post
I agree with EVERYTHING that you said .
And I agree with your agreement.....

I would ask folks going to the Florida NCRS meeting this month to do a spot check on the median age of attendees...

It'll be sobering...

I'd do it but my eyesight isn't what it used to be, I can't move around all that fast anymore and I would probably forget the count...

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If I go to one more web site that asks the year you were born and I have to scroll down four times in the drop-down menu I'll scream...
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:13 PM
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I forgot what this post was about?????
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by R66 View Post
I am interested in this 'age' thing due to my theory that I have about the popularity and value of cars being directly tied to the age the owner was when he first got his driver's license in relationship to the age of the cars. E.g. a boy that got his license at 16, generally likes the cars built in that year or within a plus or minus 10 year window of his driving birthdate.

Example: I got my license in 1964, and have owned now classic Chevys from 1955 to 1971 mostly as daily drivers but now classics. The other caveat is they were primarily all V8s or converted to a V8. It is a hot rodder's reward for scratching out a living.

However, I am also interested in the value of the cars of this era to age as I believe the decline in value of classic cars is tied to the age of the owners. It seems the tri-five cars are on a decline, as most hot rodders from that driver's birthdate era are gone or unable to enjoy the cars anymore and the 50+ year old cars are not really suitable for today's standards of safety, comfort, economy, or even horsepower per cu. in. Thus the rise of the restomods v.s. the value of the original cars. Of course there are exceptions to every rule.
Some truth here, but it depends what decade you were in at the time. I got my permit in 1976, and rode motorcycles. In 1977, I got my license, and still rode motorcycles, and only liked cars from 1970 and earlier. The cars of the day in 1976 were pretty much crap. All my contemporaries wanted 1960's or older cars. But we DID lust after the contemporary motorcycles at the time: Kawasaki triples, Z1-900's, Honda CB750's, Ducatis, BMW R90S, etc. I rode an RD350 Yamaha, which I traded straight across at a party right after high school graduation for a 4 speed Platinum Silver/Black '66 Pontiac GTO. NOBODY in my high school in the mid 70's wanted a new car except the rich Greek kids, who's parents bought them all brand new Trans Ams. Which were slower than my mom's '64 Galaxie with a 352 in it.....
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I rode the first Yamaha "Big Bear" a 2 cylinder bike which was two single cylinders bolted together - two sets of point and two ignition coils a "bear" to tune up but fast and nimble.. I spent more time fiddling with it than riding it (helmetless in Virginia back then and I enjoyed triple-digit sprints)..

I remember when the Honda 750 appeared and several sailors around Norfolk were killed on them because of the performance and their inexperience..

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Most of us reading this thread will be dead in 20 years. That's how old we are.
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Originally Posted by FLYNAVY30 View Post
Based on the shocking number of responses on my other thread about the age of C2 drivers, some of the guys were asking for a poll to capture the entire demographics of the C2 forum....so here it is.

77 soon to be 78. First SWC purchased Aug 63. Vandalized, stripped, destroyed, while I was stationed in the RoK from 66-68.

Current SWC given to me by a recently departed close friend.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MOXIE62 View Post
Most of us reading this thread will be dead in 20 years. That's how old we are.
You must be the life of the party
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You must be the life of the party
No kidding. Talk about dropping a turd into the punch bowl......
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaJSB View Post
becasue it skews the numbers - lots of people would say they’d like to own one someday, but when it comes time to spend discretionary income they buy a boat or a Hellcat or a take a trip to Australia via Amsterdam.

You always get people piling on with no skin in the game. Honestly Keith you are kind of the extreme outlier on the forum as you don’t own one, are young, and actually commit time and effort to them as if you did. (And probably you will some day)
I took the father son restoration to heart, and is having fun in the process. I had my chance to own on. after I finished my Chevelle I really had the idea of selling and buying a mid year coupe. but I couldn't bring my self to it. and right now my Chevelle is a better choice as I can take my whole family with me. while dads car are fun and I jokingly say they will be mine in the end its the time spent with dad restoring them is fair greater then the car it self
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I took the father son restoration to heart, and is having fun in the process. I had my chance to own on. after I finished my Chevelle I really had the idea of selling and buying a mid year coupe. but I couldn't bring my self to it. and right now my Chevelle is a better choice as I can take my whole family with me. while dads car are fun and I jokingly say they will be mine in the end its the time spent with dad restoring them is fair greater then the car it self
Truly if my dad (who died suddenly a few years ago) had them and we had the time you and your dad had building them and they were at my disposal... I wouldn’t buy one either. Why would you?

The Mustang hauls my young family around and is also a hoot to drive- and the Corvette sits more than I’d like as a result but a four-seat toy makes sense sometimes. Come to think of it, it always has.

There are also times it’s to your advantage to just seat two.
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AGE: a place in time.
YOUTH: a state of mind.

It's how I've tried to live my life.

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Hmmm just turned 50 15 days ago so taking the 35-50 bracket also, and bought my vette 3 years ago. I am the exception to owning cars from when I first could drive and of those that I did like then only a 84-87 911 would still work today, though my modern 911S I just traded in turned me off the brand for awhile. I love these cars for the design and same with my 60 Cadillac Eldorado. I am an architect so the form/function does it for me with cars. Love my 60 vette but still looking for the right C2 for me. I missed one by one day so far. Wasn't the split window I'm after but rather was a silver on silver interior convertible. I have only seen a couple of cars with the silver interior in person and love it for how unique it is. Otherwise out here waiting for my blue with red interior SWC.
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Interesting to me that 13% are under age 50; I didn't think it'd be that high
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