No, I’m 65 and have seen these cars go from $5,000 as a teenager (when I drove one a few blocks)to the million dollar range they are now. My regret is that once a fun hobby has been transformed into hyped up auctions, investor types, show cars that are never driven and the barn find with original dirt! Sour grapes, perhaps! I have a few cars that are affordable classics myself. My point is there are many cars like the new Ford GT, Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Corvette, Camaro, Mustang, Nissan GTR, etc., that have the hallmarks of future classics but can be driven today, enjoyed, with more performance, safety, etc., than this MB. Some are still in a class that only the wealthy can afford, however, just like the old MB. But what I am saying, more than ever, it’s possible to have a well styled performance car within range of the average “Joe”. Sure, I love the old stuff, nostaglia, but when do you say it’s getting out of hand? I think we are starting to see some resistance and lower prices. The Japanese have competed in all the world’s important car events and have been incredibly successful, therefore, yes, I also consider vehicles from Japan as worthy of collection. I own a 1999 Lexus LS400 that I paid $1,250 which would embarrass many cars “off the line” and has 209,000 miles, which is a testament to it’s design, use of quality materials, etc.