I also thought the 61 Impala with the 12 cylinder BMW motor and drive line was a very well built car. I am stunned at how many people have 100k+ to throw at a car. What the hell do you do with it then? Drive it down to the local burger joint??
It's the 5, 50, 500 analogy, if I have $10 million, what is $100K? Or for Hendrick, if I have $1billion? Hendrick will buy a car at BJ and never drive it or look at it again, just has his people pick it up and throw it into his collection.
Honestly, what do you do with the car when it's done? We have very few shows here, and when it's 90+ degrees, I'm not hanging out in a parking lot for the day, I'm not a show guy. So my cars sit or go to autozone as parts runners. I think it's all the fun of the build..
I saw a few GTO's go across the block, they weren't huge money. With the super high end cars getting TV time, BJ figured out what the viewing audience wants to see, and it's not $20K GTOs, Chevelles, Camaro's or the like. They air high ticket items, which some still go cheap=not for me, but for people with money, lol.. It was cool to see Rick Hendrick pick up a few rides, all at $100K each.