And one thing about it is that if you bought the '65 Thunderbird shown above and drove it to a local car show or cruise night, there would still be lots of people who would be impressed by it. Those T-Birds had LOTS of glitz and flash!!
Will it impress the gearheads and the true car experts? No. But not everybody fits in that category. And it will start a ton of conversations about cars other people remember or had in the past. And that's worth a million dollars right there.
Speaking of the 4th-gen Thunderbirds, I love the Square 'Birds as well as the Rocket 'Birds, particularly the '60 and '63. I've just never understood why they aren't more in demand. I have quite a few car friends and not a single one of them cares anything about either gen of those Thunderbirds. So, naturally in this world of supply and demand, that means their supply is high and their demand is low.
I live in western North Carolina and the cars which have always lived in this area are either totally rust-free or mighty close to it. A vintage T-Bird from this area would be a great find.