Meet the 80-Year-Old C7 Corvette Stingray Owner

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It is an American icon, this Chevrolet Corvette and the latest C7 Stingray just got the approval of a veteran Corvette fan. Mat Juechter is 80 years old and has seen this icon evolve into what it is now. Recently, this Corvette connoisseur took delivery of his very own 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray .

Mat Juechter is not only a huge fan of the Corvette, but he is also the father of Tadge Juechter who was the Chief Engineer on the 2014 C7 Corvette project. His father, Juechter Sr. is nothing short of a gearlhead, and he had been driving the previous-generation C6 Corvette up until now. When he saw the new Vette, he simply knew it was time for an upgrade.

Another interesting fact about the Laguna Blue C7 ’Vette Stingray that Juechter Sr. just bought is its license plate, which reads, "MYSNSCR" — an adaptation of "My Son’s Car." Mat picked-up his C7 Stingray from the National Corvette Museum recently.

Mat has also owned a couple of Porsches during his life and used his C6 Corvette for the past five years as a daily driver.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Driven

The 2014 C7 Corvette has been a huge success for General Motors, partly because it is a major improvement over the old C6 and, to some extent, for its quintessential American-ness.

The latest Corvette Stingray, builds upon the legacy of the original. GM has been successful at creating a proper 21st century Corvette; a ’Vette that could rival modern, European sports cars. Gone are the days, when American cars were crude, gas-guzzling behemoths, as it is time for a mix some sophistication with brute force.


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