I think you are missing the point of these cars. Jewelry, maybe. But they are now part of the human experience. Some of us grew up with these cars and they recall a simpler time. A time when they were the alpha cars. By today’s performance and safety standards they of course all fall short. Sometimes they burped up through the carburetors or farted back through the tailpipes, unlike today’s computer controlled fuel management. We loved the way they sounded, looked and even smelled. They bring back memories of a time we will never have again, and that is what endears them to us. Don’t think of them as having to compete with today’s vehicles, because they stand on their own historical merit. Remember there are less expensive examples of most of these available for most of us drive and enjoy.