Originally Posted by dretceterini
This was 40 years ago, when you could find really nice "club concours" quality Giuliettas for under $1000, and sometimes even for $500. You could find Bugattis and Ferraris for around $3000. Pre-war Alfas were as little as $1000.
There's an interesting book called the bugatti hunter - that seems to capture the way now significant cars were forgotten by a lot of people. A lot of interesting barn finds and so on. I think at one point the author was running several T57s.