I’ll be the first to say that I am not surprised by the pricing and also don’t think there is anything wrong with it. Any shop that charges $75 per hour on a rotisserie restoration on any muscle car era car will take 1500 hours for labor then add parts and materials and you easily hit $169,000 or more. Who is commissioning cars built? Consider this. When a baby boomer that retires has to take a minimum distribution from their retirement fund of $15,000 a month and a couple only needs $3000 a month to live on, they are depositing $12,000/month in a savings account. Soon they have done their traveling, lavished the grand-kids, and remodeled the house and there is still a pile of money sitting in the savings account. Then they see an old car, it doesn’t matter what the car is, at a gas station or at the mall, they get an itch and want to relive being newlyweds again so they commission a shop to build them a car and the car cost $200,000 as a resto-mod like these 69-70 Mustangs. I’m sorry about what it costs but custom car shops are like any other business, they work to make a living and instead of roofing, excavating, construction, or concrete work, their labor is spent on cars. And if not for car builders, there would not be things in the aftermarket like brakes, suspension parts, and high end paint. Car builders are the ones to innovate with the manufacturing companies to solve their problems with building a car and they introduce the new products to the rest of us. Companies just don’t make parts and hope that someone buys them, it all starts with developing parts to fill a need a car builder presents to them. Good food for thought.