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How old were you when you got your first Vette? I was 19 I bought a busted up red 1980 C3
 

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When I was 20, three friends and I purchased a clapped-out 1954 with no motor, transmission or interior and a "questionable" frame. Over a period of about 2 years we fixed it up, dropped in a Buick nailhead V8 and pretty much welded the bejesus out of everything underneath it. A used set of Cragar S/S wheels on some fat rubber, a do-it-ourselves reupholstering in red vinyl and a paint job (Polo White, of course) we were pretty proud of -Although our Auto Shop teacher said it looked like it was painted in the dark with a broom. We took turns driving it, and man, that crate would really go. Finally as either college or family life called us each away, we sold it. I have often wondered as I walk the fields at Carlisle and Bloomington if one of those pristine beauties is our old Corvette . . . Unfortunately, I can't find any record of the VIN . . . Such things were pretty unimportant to us then.
 

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I was 16 when I got my 77', 18 when I got my 84' and 26 when I got my 05' :partyon:
 

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26. It was 1976 and I bought a 2 year old '74 with 20k miles. Loved that car. Put 100k on it before wife's cousin totalled it. :thud:
 

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first Corvette

25 - brand new 1982; daily driver for 15 years and 115,000 miles
(no problems with Crossfire Injection, but brakes sucked until it got stainless steel sleeves for the calipers)
 

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24, in 1986, bought my 1st, a 79 L82 - totaled it within the first 6 months.
24, in 1986, bought my 2nd, an 80 with the 305, owned it until 09/2014 - it was hit and totaled, other driver's fault.
26, in 1988, bought my 3rd, a '59 - sold it 10 months later for triple my money
48, in 2011, bought my 4th, 2009 LS3 coupe (still own it).
52, in 2015, bought (on order), 2015 Z51 coupe.
 
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