56 Ford Thunderbird and a 59 Chevy Corvette – Classic Car Comparison
Brian Harper and Clayton Seams with Driving.ca have developed a potentially wining formula for a successful YouTube series: placing classic cars head-to-head in a looks/performance comparison.
Eschewing a lot of the modern twists and gadgets that take up all of the available space in modern sports cars, the ’55 Ford Thunderbird and ’59 Chevrolet Corvette were two beautiful examples of American engineering.
Starting with the Thunderbird, this car was decided to be the prettier of the two. The wide, rounded grille and headlights will seem familiar to Ferrari fans, and it just looks beautiful in Ford black. But for everything it holds in the looks category, the Thunderbird still drives like what you might expect from a 50’s Ford.
Next up is the eventual winner, the Corvette. The first-generation Corvette is one of the most iconic looking cars ever produced, with its signature four headlights. The interior to both these cars was beautiful, but the ‘vette had more fine details, which is to be expected considering its higher price tag. The Corvette was also much quicker and the handling felt more responsive.
Either of these cars would be a treasure to own, but if you only have the opportunity to get one, it might come down to speed or looks.
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