Alan, that really hurts man!
Your black car is built to handle and if it takes a 17" wheel to get a tire that suits your needs then go for it! The Minilite style wheels really look good on that car.
But your white car doesn't have 17" wheels. And that tells me that you respect the style of the original.
It would be boring if we all agreed on that kind of stuff.
How true. Diversity makes this all fun.
With 17" wheels all I see is lots of wheel and very little tire. And compare the shape of a late model Mustang's wheel opening to a vintage Mustang's wheel opening. Late model is an inverted U and vintage is more like a teardrop. And the large wheel/small tire just doesn't look right in the vintage wheel opening to me.