Good question, Mark.
I have asked that of myself many times in the last three years. Initially I did look at some for sale cars thinking I would buy one to use until 2511 was repaired.
Probably my main driving concern was I did not want to be responsible for sending 2511 into the Salvaged for parts column.
I have spent far more than the value of the car but 2511 has never been an investment, it has been the fulfillment of a decades long dream.
In hindsight it is a good thing my ex decided to destroy our 30 year marriage shortly prior to the accident. Had she still been in the picture I never could have spent this much money on the repairs.