I'm on travel this week, so my thanks to Kurt for providing some high-level guidance to this thread to keep this topic from going high order. I appreciate that emotions can run high when a favorite subject is discussed, but we need to 1) focus on facts, 2) avoid personal attacks, and 3) if attacked - take the high road in your reply (or don't reply at all) - believe me, those that do this are noticed and respected.
CRG has no wish to have to tightly moderate these various boards, but we also will not tolerate uncivil on-forum behavior. When needed we will censure posts, and we have in extreme cases revoked forum rights (only once in our history).
As to the technical content that was - in part - being discussed, I have a few opinions, but I also believe there is a shortage of facts, and while several pronouncements and assessments could be made, I think the primary question asked does not yet have a clean answer, requires more research, and - may not ever have a clean answer.
All three of these cars have a unique and respected history, and should be enjoyed for what they each bring to the hobby.