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Old 07-18-2018, 02:13 PM
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Hello all, Iíve got kind of a funny question here that I am curious about. I know c6s even at the bargain price you can get them at today, are pretty expensive. The c7s especially are quite a pretty penny. Iím curious as to what you guys do for a living and if itís not too intrusive to ask, how old the majority of c6 owners in here are. I ask this because Iím 24 going on 25 and have only owned an 87 c4. Iím currently looking into a C6 Grand Sport to buy outright most likely from one of the members on here, but I know itís not easy to save upwards of 30-37 grand in cash nowadays. Just a curiosity kills the cat type of question in my head lol. 😁
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:34 PM
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I’m curious as to what you guys do for a living and if it’s not too intrusive to ask ....

Just a curiosity kills the cat type of question in my head lol. ��

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This was taken way before ... when I was then drinking, gambling, snorting cocaine, throwing away all my money, and hanging around with pimps and drug addicts ...


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Old 07-18-2018, 02:43 PM
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:07 PM
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I'll be 68 next month, self-employed toolmaker, still working full time because I enjoy it. I could retire if I wanted to but would rather work.

I've always been a one-man operation so I never made a lot of money, but I know how to live frugally -- so my '07 C6 is just a fair-weather toy now that I'm friggin' old, and having it helps with my attempts to not be the richest guy in the graveyard.

Spending less than you earn and investing the difference, over a lifetime (or even less) will serve you well.


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Old 07-18-2018, 03:09 PM
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Exercise Physiologist, college Professor & national Education Manager for a pretty iconic, global organization. Wife is a clinical territory rep for a top medical device company specializing in neurovascular interventions (stroke, brain tumor, etc.). She trains doctors on how to use equipment to save peopleís lives. I educate people on how to, hopefully, prevent many of those health issues that lead to chronic disease.

My wife bought me the Corvette 10 days before my 41st birthday & after I bought her her Jeep. The Jeep was quite a bit more than the Corvette so she upgraded my wheels/tires, hood & seats Weíre closer to even now.



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Healthcare finance - 37 - 07 Z06
I've had 4 C5s (3 of which were Z06s) before I was finally able to buy the C6Z a few weeks ago. I don't want to speak in general, but I think most of us have taken a significant hit on the wallet (and from the old lady) while purchasing these cars, but it's very rewarding.
You're young enough to make it happen. Consider a C5Z at half the price?
Good luck in your search!

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Building contractor and 57....this is my 3rd corvette..05 DSO with widebody kit and other upgrades...love the car so much that won't part with it for a GS or c7. Plus its paid for..
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30. Behavior analyst finishing graduate school. 1st Vette 3mo ago. C6 base. Definitely took out a loan for it though, since I couldn't wait any longer
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36, I work in Oil and Gas as a division order analyst. My wife, 38 is a business development manager for an airplane hydraulics manufacturer. The second income is key to having a nice house, toys and not have to worry about making bills every month. If your looking at paying $30K+ cash for a C6 at the age of 24, you're well ahead of me at that stage in life. I've always had bad *** toys, but always had a fat payment to go with them.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:51 PM
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Exercise Physiologist, college Professor & national Education Manager for a pretty iconic, global organization. Wife is a clinical territory rep for a top medical device company specializing in neurovascular interventions (stroke, brain tumor, etc.). She trains doctors on how to use equipment to save peopleís lives. I educate people on how to, hopefully, prevent many of those health issues that lead to chronic disease.

My wife bought me the Corvette 10 days before my 41st birthday & after I bought her her Jeep. The Jeep was quite a bit more than the Corvette so she upgraded my wheels/tires, hood & seats Weíre closer to even now.


Damn nice jeep you have there! I almost like it as much as the IOM GS. My wife mentioned the other day she might want a Wrangler. I'm definitely pushing her that way as all the other stuff she's come up with are MBs, BMWs of Range Rovers.... might as well just start fire and throw all our money in it between maintenance and depreciation. Plus if she goes for the Jeep, I have a Jeep!
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Self employed. Made OK money and lived beneath my means. While friends of mine were burying themselves in debt I did the opposite. Then I just wrote checks for my Corvettes. But we all spend our hard earned money differently. What I did worked for me. Payments or no payments...........one has to love their Corvettes, right?
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I have retired six times so far. I am pushing 72. I wrote a check for this one.



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Bought my first, new '72, when I received my Navy wings. Last month bought a C6 with some IRA money that was just sitting there, I consider it my 70th birthday present to myself. I've been a retired pilot for 5 years.

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Engineering Manager in a Specialty Chemical Plant. 44 years old and this is my 4th Corvette.

I've always been a frugal guy....only vices are cars and watches.

Also a little bit of a "Horse-Trader". I've been lucky enough to find 6-7 cars over the last 10 years where their was a divorce or some other financial change/difficulty occurring and able to pick the car up for next to nothing....sometimes doubling my money between selling or trading.

Also managed to do that with undeveloped property a few times.

Plus I keep a tight budget, still base it on what my salary was 12+ years ago even though I've had some pretty good pay raises on my way up the career ladder.

Have coworkers living in $400K+ houses while I still live in the same house I bought 15 years ago for less than $200K.
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This was taken way before ... when I was then drinking, gambling, snorting cocaine, throwing away all my money, and hanging around with pimps and drug addicts ...
Your pictures are backwards...
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Professional body man. I do all my own work...
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Wheels and tires looking good.
Prostitute Tester.......still working full time....Im 61 years old and have an 05 C6 6speed/conv. My 1st Vette was a 1966 C2 327 4sp/conv that I bought for 2500.00 in 1976 when I was 19 years old..

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Somewhat ashamed to say that I worked retail for 36 years....and no, not selling shoes...LOL. Served me/us well as it paid decent and had good bens. My wife made decent also so between us we did OK. Of course never having children was a big help i'm sure. Nothing fancy, just about average across the board. Got a decent inheritance when the parents passed so we bought a few toys with the C-6 being one of them. Had a few toys before, but just not as nice a ones as now.
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