I do love the discourse here ! 😁 My name is John. Sorry I didn't mention that earlier. I think that a few cars are so cool that they are just cool in any form. Real or replica. A 356 Speedster or Coupe. A Porsche 550, a Shelby Cobra. These cars are just beautiful and cool. Anyone who doesn't admire or like them isn't really a car person in my opinion.
Stan has me laughing here reading his latest reply. Sadly it drips of both truth and cynicism. I've heard guys older than myself speak of the muscle cars much the same way. They rusted when they were new and you couldn't give them away for a few decades. Only the true diehards loved and wanted them. Now the rest of us have been priced out of the market for all intents and purposes.
My poor wife though, haha. Friends of mine look at me like I'm insane. I just said at a 4th of July party... "big houses are nice, but I'd rather buy a smaller house a little further away and have a dream car or two in my garage. You can't drive a house."
It's a shame in some ways that some cars are so expensive. At least we have replicas for the situation at hand, to assuage our insanity.