Scott's raining on my parade with the awful truth I don't want to hear.
I want to pretend with a later model engine swap it will have modern performance and reliability and with fresh rubbers and carpet etc it will be comfortable... I'm kidding myself
Maybe not, different strokes for different folks as they say.
I go through periods where I get all excited about OHOS
classics and then I go off them after a Tassie tour or something like that in a modern car. If the options for using a modern exotic became so limited that they were only good for cafe cruising, I would probably gravitate back towards the classics as a preference. The big plus with them is that you can have a lot of fun without exceeding speed limits. The modern exotics are so insanely fast and powerful that you need to be going at warp factor 10 before it gets interesting and challenging to drive them.
One older classic that I would love to own one day is a 5000 QV Countach. Forget all the stupid road tests and reviews that you may have read as they are actually great to drive and visibility etc isn't any worse than any mid engined V12 of the era. They are so much better than the Testarossa it's not funny, just a big go kart with outrageous looks and sounds to die for. I wouldn't buy one at todays inflated prices; but if the right fully sorted example came up down the road I could see myself adding one to the collection.
Apart from the Countach, everything else of interest is absolute moon money……… 250 GTO, 250 SWB, 330 P4, 250 SWB California etc, etc, etc. Never going to happen in other words.