Originally Posted by willshoum
a friend of mine had a cherry red corvette from the 60's. it had a 427 under the hood....4 on the floor....Do dat count......??????/
That's when you start getting into the debate on muscle car, pony car, sports car.
most corvette owners I know and have run into, like to think of themselves as being in an elevated class above the rest of the automotive hobbyists. they do not think of themselves as blue collar, low buck, no frills, muscle car guys. they like to think of themselves as belonging to a sports car group that falls in line with euro-exotics. luxuary, handling, performance...refined and dignified. Muscle cars were low dollar, low option, big motor in a cheap car, that anybody could afford. you want to watch a corvette owner's blood boil? walk up to the guy who arrives at the local weekend cruise in with a showroom stock 03 corvette, look the car over, and say "meh, just another stock corvette, nothing special here, anyone can buy one of those"
and of course,then you get into issues on pony cars...potent small blocks built for all around fun driving, in smaller lighter packages, like the mustangs, camaros, etc. When you think of a Boss 302, or a Cuda AAR, with their high rpm small blocks, lighter agile chassis that could handle and perform on a road course....are those truely muscle cars?
that's the debate that will never be "won" haha.