Have both a v12 97 S coupe and and a 92 VR6 Corrado (2 owners/one owner 24 years). Both amazing and sumblime cars in their respective ways. Have a 92 MK2 Jetta GLI, surprised to not see that beside the GTI. They’re even harder to find (mins is fully-documented, dry, with 2 owners/one also for 24 years). Agree on the 90s Caddys but still love em. I managed to find the right 89 Allante within driving distance after years of trying. Fully-documented, 2 owner (one owner for 26 years) with every last piece of paper from the day they bought it til the day they sold it. 46k miles, but took replacing the 30 year old alternator, water pump, AC compressor, and all 4 speaker amps - as well as the 23 year old tires - to get it perfect. There are Allante specialists but basically it takes their knowledge plus your independent domestic tech to make the rubber meet the road since they are scattered around the US. As far as the Devilles/Fleetwoods/Sevilles/Eldorados of that era, they’re not quite as complex but some are close, and there’s just no love for them, which is sad, because I’d about kill for a 92 blacked-out Deville Touring Sedan. The 4.5 and 4.9 are excellent motors, but the oddball Caddy-specific electronic pieces are a needle in a haystack.
To the “resident Corrado expert,” several VR6 Corrados in good condition with low miles have fetched $10-19k this year on BaT; I wonder where the pricing data is coming from. I'm not sure there is any such thing as a #3 Corrado. They're either 2s like mine, else they're 4s. Most of the guys who I know who work on these have parted out more than they're repaired due to needing many more stupid little repair than the cars are worth based on their condition. I think the values need to be revisited; I wouldn’t take a dime less than $12,500 for mine today and I think I can easily get $18-19 with the right buyer and timing. Only gonna go up!