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Close your eyes and try to envision the typical 2010 Chevrolet Camaro owner. We're guessing there weren't many of you imagined a cane-touting Centenarian, but that didn't stop Virgil Coffman from picking up a 400 horsepower Transformers Edition Camaro SS as his new joy ride. Coffman purchased his bright yellow pony car from Miles Chevrolet in Decatur, Illinois, but only after talking to dealer management. The dealership wanted to make sure Coffman was sharp enough to operate the modern muscle car, and management went away feeling that their elder was still "bright eyed and bushy tailed."

We're thinking that it would be pretty unlikely that any dealership is going to pass up on a $35,000 sale given the state of the industry, but after watching the video recreating his trip to the dealership, Virgil sure seems to be on top of things. Hit the jump to hear why Coffman purchased his hot new Camaro. We're thinking we need to eat what this guy is eating.



[Source: General Motors via YouTube]





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      janette
      • 5 Years Ago
      You go Virgil, I had 1 of the 10 first made 1967 Z28's in California. I couldn't wait for them to finally come back out with the Camaro's. How I wish I could afford one. Once bitten by the Camaro, you can't go back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would anyone buy stock or use one of the government motors product? They still have not reigned in the unions who have been one of the biggest problems that they have. What some people will do for votes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Always assume there is more to the story than what is presented. It makes for a cute human interest story to present it as is, but the reality could be a lot of other things including that ultimately his grandson/nephew/niece/grandaughter is going to be the real driver/owner. As for any single group of people being a menace on the road, it would definately be elderly and young drivers. I have lived in Florida and New York in the last ten years and cannot believe what I have witnessed from these two groups. Speeding, running red lights, talking on cell phones, aggessive driving, the list goes on. It really is an exercise in defensive driving to get behind the wheel today and obey all the laws. Where are the police? A lot of budget shortfalls could be lessened by towns and states if they would just enforce the laws. We have the technology to prevent people from texting/talking while driving. Penalties for offenses are not stiff enough, and periodic re training and recertification of everyone's driving skills should be the norm, especially as our population ages.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's fantastic to hear... but a Transformers edition?
        Shannon
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course he got a transformer edition...it's more than meets the eye!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Haha, good point. Unless they had sold him one with all of the ground effects/painted engine cover/aftermarket rims/etc.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There is nothing "top of the line" about the Transformers edition. It is just a couple of stickers and badges. It should have included a hood and bumper to match the movie car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well I'm half way there. I hope to live another 50 and have the health and spunck as this gentleman does. I think he's great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm only 78, but when I grow up, I want to be just like Mr. Coffman. He's my hero! LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excuse me for being absurd, but I read that "101-year-old Virgin"
        • 5 Years Ago
        At least I wasn't the only one.
      Robyn
      • 5 Years Ago
      Virgil looks like a 70year old, heck, he looks and sounds younger than most 60 years olds, including my hsuband. Go for it Virgil! 100 is the new 70!
      steve
      • 5 Years Ago
      Boycott Burt Watson G.M in freeland Michigan ,
      They use scam's to get people in there
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice. At 101? Go get 'em tiger!
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is still life after 100.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Congratulations Virgil,

      I hope to be like you one day and I hope you keep driving for another 20 years.

      P.S. Can you give me your diet and exercise regimen? Thanks
        • 5 Years Ago
        This was my thought too. I want to be 101 and in decent enough shape to be buying 400 HP sports cars too!
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