Which got me to thinking - so off I went to the InterWeb to search for what I consider the classic car, the 1966 Ford Mustang:
Turns out, you can get one of these beauties, moderately restored with a 289 or even a 302, starting at $19,000. Now, that rather seems like a lot (to me) for a car, but when an average truck is starting around $30,000 with much less of a life span and not nearly the value or a commuter car around $15,000 which has no intrinsic desirability beyond getting you from one place to the other, suddenly this does not seem like such a bad deal.
Here is the odd thing that struck me. I can see a scenario where I would spend the money to purchase a Mustang. I cannot see the scenario where I spend money to buy a new car.
Call me a fool. Call me impractical. Such a car brings back happy memories (two of my cars were straight six 1966 Mustangs, one red and one yellow). And they are fun to drive and fun to look at in a way that an aerodynamic box is not.
Realistically of course, none of this will never happen.
But then again, you never know.