Back in 1963 my brother bought a used 1959 Speedster for $2,200 dollars - it hadn't sold in 1958 and was a left-over after they shut down the production line for Speedsters. It was 5 years old when he bought it from a local doctor and it needed some minor body work.
My dad about hit the roof.
What would that be in today's dollars, $30K? But he was in the service and had the money to spend so.... No big deal.
He left it at home when he re-deployed so my Dad got to drive it more than my brother did, just "keeping it limbered up", so to speak. That same car, a 1500 normal, today would clock in around $250K.
For all of the oldies in the New England 356 club, that becomes a serious chunk of their retirement income.