Re: C 8 or 69 SS Convertible ?
This is MY opinion:
I don't care how fast, how well handling, or how fantastic a new Corvette or Camaro drives, I'd NEVER swap a classic car for one. In my opinion these new cars have no class, no style. Sure they're superior in performance, handling, and braking but they're WAY behind a classic car in cool factor.
I've got a decent sized group of Musclecar buddies. Between us we have a 70 Chevelle, 69 Chevelle, 71 Chevelle, my 67 Chevelle, a 67 Camaro, a 69 Camaro, a 71 Buick GS, a 55 Chevy, a 54 Chevy pick up, a 66 Nova, and believe it or not a nasty 72 Maverick. We mostly do the cruise night thing with an occasional show here and there. If I had a nickel for how many times we've been out at a cruise night with new cars and people walk right by the new Challengers, Mustangs, and Camaro's to check out our cars, I'd be rich.
I remember one Saturday last year we rolled into a Cars N Coffee at a local Porsche dealership. It was heavily advertised on Facebook so we decided to give it a shot....well there were about 100 cars there and only 5 Musclecars….ours. Well those Porsche guys were all over our cars. I was pleasantly surprised because our loud big block cars stuck out like a sore thumb with all those fancy Porsche's. The people were very polite, respectful, and welcoming.
My point in this is that American Muscle is just super popular these days and it seems to draw way more attention and feedback than a new performance car. Honestly, I love driving a big block, stick shift Musclecar. Sure it's a different experience and sure it's raw and rough, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
67 Chevelle SS 138 VIN
468 BB, AFR 265CC aluminum heads, Straub custom hydraulic roller cam, Performer RPM intake, Holley 950 carb, Legend LGT700 5 speed, 12 bolt rear with 3:73 gears, UMI suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes