I still think you can have that factory fresh original car for 15k, it may not be powered by a V8, or be highly optioned but they are out there…
Here is my example:
1962 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe
It was owned by 1 family for 40 years, comes with documentation, 63,000 miles, has been repainted (12,000 dollar paint job) and freshened up, but only has the straight 6 in it. But it is original, straight and clean and ready to show and roll.
Buy it now: 15K