Money is not enough, anyone can have money to increase their perceived social standing .... Anyone can buy a Ferrari .... But only TWO person can buy the Ferrari cars from say the film 'Ferris Buellers' day off', which are not even a Ferrari but a Ford based kit car; a 1985 Modena GT Spyder California.
However, there was only three made for the film and only two survive.
Which is why the last time one was listed for auction it was valued at between $325,000 & $380,000. Not at Ferrari 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder which sell for around $11 million each ... But still a lot of money for a fibreglass kit car.
Why so much? Well, boomers like me remember the film and many of us have a great deal of money these days ... Now personally I like to be very private, hence I collect things like watches ... But some people want to say "Look at me! I have attained what you cannot!"
It is human nature in the competitive types.
Of course it is possible that if you are of the correct age group that you grew up under communism ..... Maybe your father or grandfather coveted a Trabant or a 'Torino Fiat' but couldn't even get on the waiting lists .... But now you can buy one or more if you wished ... It is called nostalgia.
In my garage I have a near perfect original Mercedes coupé of the same age, colour and specification as the new one that my father bought when I was a young child ... It reminds me of him when I drive it, of that time in my life. The vehicle cost me a great deal more than a new Mercedes. It is called nostalgia.