Any time someone puts more money into a car than it’s worth, I happily cheer them on. Putting $6K into a Milan doesn’t sound unusual to me. Seven years ago, I bought a one owner 3.8 liter '92 Taurus LX with 25 thousand miles for $5K. I put a few thousand more into it, along with quite a few hours to replace the struts, suspension bushings, all of the old rubber parts and to fully service the car. 25 thousand miles later, it’s worth about $850. I’m the only person I know who likes the car, except for the original owner. But I don’t care.
I recently restored a 1988 Mercedes 300CE. I’ve got over 200 hours and $20K invested in it. The car is now fully restored. One a lot like it sold on Bring A Trailer for $7K. But once again, I don’t care.
I used to feel apologetic for all of the stupid money that I spent on worthless cars…but no more.
Go for it Jack. Don’t apologize to anyone.