Bought a copy each of the vintage motorcycle and collector car price guide; Interesting reading. Noticed with amazement that “condition 1” (like new) 60s Mustangs are going for $30,000 and up… Heck, you can buy a new one that looks just like the classic but does everything better for several thousand dollars less.

Same with bikes- like new three and four decade old Guzzi V7s and Triumph twins are going for $10,000 or more. For a thousand or two less you can by a better in every way brand new one with a warranty that won’t leak oil for years, if ever. What’s wrong with people?

Then again, when new BMW boxer twins start at $15,000 and you can by a good ridable used one for $3000, the equation changes a bit…