Corvette vs Mustang

antijam

CCCUK Member
Yes a nice collection - If I may ask; if you were going on a leisure drive of say 50 miles on a Sunday afternoon which would you choose first and then second?
If I'm honest my first choice would not actually be one of these three. For a relaxed top down 'B' road cruise I'd be in my M-B SLK320 - you can just make it out hiding behind the tree in this piccie....

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The ride is sublime, the V6 is turbine smooth, The 'Tip auto' is the best of manual and auto boxes combined - and if it rains I can put the (hard)top up on the move.
I guess next best would be the 'Stang. It's basically a boulevard cruiser and ideal for a long motorway trip. Taking the top off the Mustang Coupé has left the 'Vert a bit floppy - there's a fair degree of scuttle shake. The 19" wheels shod with rubber bands make the ride jiggly on anything other than a billiard table surface and the auto box is relatively slow. The 'Coyote' V8 being a modern DOHC engine, the 400+ HP really only comes into play around 3000 rpm but it's a very relaxed drive with plenty of shove in the back when the foot goes down.
For a wind in the hair blast the 'Vette is unequalled. The pushrod V8 gives plenty of progressive torque in almost any gear, although as I suspect others have found, it would benefit from an overdrive 5th above 70mph.
Back in the '70's and '80's the Daimler was my daily driver. These days I've grown used to greater creature comforts and I have to admit that now most of its trips are made to club meetings or Shows. Nevertheless, the sound from the little 'Hemi' V8 still makes my hair curl every time I start it up. The gearing is beautifully matched to the torque curve and I've recently fitted an overdrive to make cruising at motorway speeds more relaxed.

Each car has its time and place and I really wouldn't find it easy to part with any of them. :unsure::)
 

HJG

CCCUK Member
I'm still pretty set on it!
I'll look out for a new member "James Mustang"

A friend of mine imports Mustangs (mostly '65, '66, '67 cars). They arrive in all sorts of conditions, but generally don't seem as 'fragile' as Corvettes and sell much better over here than Corvettes do. I think it's because people yearn for a classic Mustang, whereas people appreciate and love a Corvette but generally are too afraid to own one!

The two cars drive totally differently. I would almost go as far as saying a Mustang could be a daily driver. I would not say the same for Corvette.
I prefer manual transmissions and the manual offered in the Corvette is far better than any manual found in a Mustang (in my opinion).
 

James Vette

Well-known user
I'll look out for a new member "James Mustang"

A friend of mine imports Mustangs (mostly '65, '66, '67 cars). They arrive in all sorts of conditions, but generally don't seem as 'fragile' as Corvettes and sell much better over here than Corvettes do. I think it's because people yearn for a classic Mustang, whereas people appreciate and love a Corvette but generally are too afraid to own one!

The two cars drive totally differently. I would almost go as far as saying a Mustang could be a daily driver. I would not say the same for Corvette.
I prefer manual transmissions and the manual offered in the Corvette is far better than any manual found in a Mustang (in my opinion).
That's awesome. I'm only looking for a weekend car though so a Corvette is fine but Mustangs are cheaper and hold 4 people. I guess it all depends on my test drive.
 

HJG

CCCUK Member
That's awesome. I'm only looking for a weekend car though so a Corvette is fine but Mustangs are cheaper and hold 4 people. I guess it all depends on my test drive.
My first 2 seat car was a MX5.
All I can say is that I didn't miss the back seat passengers! That being said, it is a laugh when 4 or 5 of us go out in my friend's Yank Tank, thinking we're cruising Detroit when really we're bumbling along Brighton seafront.
 

Daytona Vette

CCCUK regional rep
If I'm honest my first choice would not actually be one of these three. For a relaxed top down 'B' road cruise I'd be in my M-B SLK320 - you can just make it out hiding behind the tree in this piccie....

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The ride is sublime, the V6 is turbine smooth, The 'Tip auto' is the best of manual and auto boxes combined - and if it rains I can put the (hard)top up on the move.
I guess next best would be the 'Stang. It's basically a boulevard cruiser and ideal for a long motorway trip. Taking the top off the Mustang Coupé has left the 'Vert a bit floppy - there's a fair degree of scuttle shake. The 19" wheels shod with rubber bands make the ride jiggly on anything other than a billiard table surface and the auto box is relatively slow. The 'Coyote' V8 being a modern DOHC engine, the 400+ HP really only comes into play around 3000 rpm but it's a very relaxed drive with plenty of shove in the back when the foot goes down.
For a wind in the hair blast the 'Vette is unequalled. The pushrod V8 gives plenty of progressive torque in almost any gear, although as I suspect others have found, it would benefit from an overdrive 5th above 70mph.
Back in the '70's and '80's the Daimler was my daily driver. These days I've grown used to greater creature comforts and I have to admit that now most of its trips are made to club meetings or Shows. Nevertheless, the sound from the little 'Hemi' V8 still makes my hair curl every time I start it up. The gearing is beautifully matched to the torque curve and I've recently fitted an overdrive to make cruising at motorway speeds more relaxed.

Each car has its time and place and I really wouldn't find it easy to part with any of them. :unsure::)
Thank you for the reply, I did not expect that, I thought it would be between the Vette and the Dart / SP250, it is those two for me - agricultural Nostalgia
Nice Collection
 

antijam

CCCUK Member
Thank you for the reply, I did not expect that, I thought it would be between the Vette and the Dart / SP250, it is those two for me - agricultural Nostalgia
Nice Collection
A few decades ago DV, you'd have been right. I'm an old man now...... ;)
 

Nassau65

CCCUK Member
The Mustangs popularity has increased 10 fold in the last 10 years. It does have the main advantage of having 4/5 seats, allowing for a group of friends to travel with you. This has always been the downfall of the 2 seater “sports car” price wise mustangs are in the same league as Corvettes from the mid 60’s upwards, especially fastbacks. I could quite easily drive a 70’s corvette every day, and did so for many years . A mustang also provided it had power steering and brakes. The 71-73 fastbacks would prove a little scary now due to visibility issues for today’s traffic, but back in the day I did no problem.
 

James Vette

Well-known user
Followed this to work this morning, not your new one James? ;)
Wow. I recently saw a white on red convertible with the emblem Sally on the back which was very cool. That green I believe is called gunmetal green is the same as the Bullitt fastback I think.
 
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