QOTD: 1975-1980 MGB and 1998-2002 Chevrolet Camaro – Dueling Dropheads

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Seen recently in the parking lot at work were this 1975-80 MGB and 1998-2002 Camaro staring each other down.

*The MGB debuted in 1962, and in 1975 (US market), weighed around 2,300 lb., and was powered by a 1.8l four-cylinder 62 HP petrol engine with four-speed transmission (five-speed overdrive available) and rear-wheel drive. Theoretical top speed was around 90 MPH, and it got around 22 MPG. The front bumper with inset badge would seem to indicate this is a 1975 or later car.

The fourth-gen Camaro debuted in 1993, weighed around 3,500 lb., and in base convertible trim, was powered by a 3.8l V6 making 200 HP with a five-speed manual and rear-wheel drive. Top speed was a governed 112 MPH and it got an EPA-reported 17/28 MPG. The grille pegs this one as a 1998 or later car.

So which one would you choose to drive to work, and why?

Related Reading:

1997 Chevrolet Camaro – Conspicuously Purple (Tom Klockau)

Storage Yard Classic: Rubber-Bumper MG-B Roadster (David Saunders)

*feel free to offer clarifications to these specs in the comments – I wasn’t about to try to guess the exact model year of either car!