I hear you. And I've fought that for the 4.5 years that I've owned the car. But in the 4.5 years, I've only driven it once. I never bothered to go get the bonded title for it so I can license it. It turns over but won't run anymore. The probably needs a rebuild (at a minimum, the carb does), and I guess I'm just not that excited to spend all that money on it.
On top of that, my wife got rid of her Mustang, so now we only have mine and she's really missing hers.. but she's like me.. she's gotta have the V8.
On the other hand, I found a 76 with a 5.0L that was rebuilt 4 years ago, has a high rise cam, aftermarket carb, full exhaust, 4.11 rear end, and slap shift tranny. It sounds amazing and I stole the entire car from the guy for $600 because he's being deployed.
If anyone were willing to pay me what I've got in it, I'd happily send it off to them and get a different toy. But between the $1500 I spent to buy it, and the few grand it cost to get it back home, nobody wants to make me the right offer for it. I'd love to see it preserved, too. But it's not any fun if it just sits.
AND, it's missing the buck tag, so there's no real way to tell it truly was a Cobra II, and that the college girl who owned it didn't just have her daddy buy the Cobra II stuff 'cuz she wanted her little 4 cylinder to look like the car from Charlie's Angels.