People are being priced out the 71/72 B body market, and are priced out of 68 to 70 B body market for a few years now. The 68 to 70 Charger market is insane! Even the 72 to 74 E body market is going through the roof.
And honestly I thought mid 20s was realistic.
Never in my dreams felt 40k was possible on this era car.
I know a few people interested in buying a classic car.
And most have been priced out of the market.
They simply cant spend 40 or 50k or more for a toy.
Problem is decent projects are in high teens or into the 20s or more .
Unless you can live with a clone you take a slant six body or similar and build your own. The problem with such method you are most likely above value before you're halfway thru.
Its a double edge sword so to speak.