There are some cars that you love desperately. You will do anything to keep them alive, completely ignoring social conventions, shame, and financial reasoning.
It also seems like the rarer the car, the more we fall for it. Hand in hand, the rarer the car, the more extreme means you have to reach to just to keep the thing running. Pearl62, for instance, learned this about maintaining a Series FB Vauxhall Victor (pictured above).