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Who here was over 60 when they got their 1st C5?

Old 11-12-2018, 09:09 AM
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Default Who here was over 60 when they got their 1st C5?

I'll be 62 when I get mine. Just wondering if any of you regretted getting one at an age that's on the downhill side...
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:28 AM
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Got mine at 68 after my wife passed. A car she always wanted me too have but she came first. No regrets except wish she was here to enjoy it with me. She loved vette too. My gf at 59 runs a 2016 Harley Ultra Glide trike all tricked out and same color as the vette.


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I'm guessing a lot of us are over 60. I traded in my C4, that I bought new in 1986, a few months ago for my 2,000 C5 FRC. I'm really enjoying my FRC. I'm still trying to go uphill though. I still ride my CBR1000rr like I stole it..... LOL Oh, I'll bee 69 in May.

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Old 11-12-2018, 09:49 AM
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Can't speak for myself, but I've got a friend who's a long time Vette owner, has 2, a C3 and a C7, has had every generation, and tracks his C7 for what he estimates is 5% of the mileage on the car. (28kmi this past month). He's 83...

At his house a few weeks ago, we laughed about a $500 speeding ticket he got up in NY.




With any luck, the car will make you younger.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:58 AM
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I was 61 when I bought a new 2003 Z06 and was posted in Berlin with the American Embassy. Needless to say I had a lot of fun on the autobahn, one time got it up to 160 but the car started to lift so I kept it around 150.

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:02 AM
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Bought my 1st and current Vette at 61. Only regret is I didn't buy one years ago.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:08 AM
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Age 48 when I bought my C4.
Age 68 when I bought my C5.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:24 AM
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Never mind 60. got my first at 17 and enjoyed the **** out of them all my life. 72 now.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:50 AM
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had three by 21 have added a few over the years, was 63 when I bought my 99, now 67 and married into a couple more !!!!! Wife and I AutoX two of them, 570 rwh C 6Z and a stock C 5Z !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




BTY met and married my wife from this Forum !!!!!!
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58, after heart attack

67, replacement
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:52 AM
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Got the first Vette, a 1993, at 52. Got the second one , an 02 Z06, at 63.
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I think there are two things everyman should own once in his lifetime : 1 is a Harley-Davidson --- and for my 50th birthday present to me I bought a black and chrome 1200 Custom Sportster that I kept until last year and sold it due to my wife not being able to ride anymore plus the fact that inattentive drivers are running rampant out there so a motorcycle is a lot less safe these days. 2 is a Corvette ---and for my 60th birthday to me I bought a 2002 Speedway White w/gray leather auto coupe w/87000 miles on her. This was 5 years ago and there are no regrets at all. I think being a little older(and wiser) makes you appreciate all the hard work it took to obtain one and also the wisdom to properly operate one.
I've owned a 64-1/2 Mustang that was pushing 400 HP, a '69 GTO , '75 Trans-Am and a 1994 Mitzu 3000GT and I'm having more fun with my Vette than all the others combined.
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Congrats to the young at heart !!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:23 PM
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Got my C5 at 73. Had to sell my C4 so I had garage space.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:28 PM
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Bought my 99 C5 convertible at 70. My 2000 Jaguar XK8 had been totaled the month before. The Corvette rides better and gets better mileage! I bought a 66 coupe with A/C during the oil embargo with 45000 miles. Ex wife totaled it. Used the insurance money for down payment on our first house!
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79 for me.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:16 PM
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Bought my 99 at 66 yrs young just after I retired. Been lovin it for 5 years now.
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Got my 02 Vert at 65 - Still have it - Still love it!
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:34 PM
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Told you there was a lot of us over 60.....Geeez, I wonder if there's anybody under 60????
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:24 PM
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Mine at 62. And I'm just getting started.
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