Perhaps I was being a bit flippant here but I'm not saying the car is not worthy of passing down to your kids to drive (sorry for the double negative here). I know several of you folks have the MN12 across multiple generations and theres nothing wrong with that. At the end of the day, it may be a car you personal like but it's still a depreciating asset. Is the MN12 a "store of value" like a Piaget watch, a ferrari, a 911, or even a 60's mustang? Nope.
Market prices have illustrated this as you can just see what a pretty sweet tuned MN12 will go for today. "****ty Hondas/Acuras" are the same way. There's the value inherent in the vehicle as a vehicle but it's not like they are climbing in value.
And this effects our ability to pass these down why? If being a collector asset was the only thing that determined that, all we'd be left from the muscle car era would be 65-68 Mustangs, 69/70 Boss/Mach 1s, 69 Camaros, 69 chargers, and 70-71 Challengers and Cudas.
Ford Torinos, Mercury Cyclones, Mercury Cougars, AMC Javelins/AMXs, Even Dodge Cornets/Superbees ect. ect. are all cars that rarely hit $20k at an auction, most stall under 10. So are the people who've kept cars like those those alive for 40 years somehow wrong in doing so when such small minority is interested in seeing them and even less are interested in buying?
I've been around those high dollar collector car crowds since my dad took me to car shows/museums as a toddler, one thing that is common with most owners of Ferraris, Porsches and the cars I first mentioned is they generally don't know the first thing about them except the factory statistics, what options it came with and primarily how much they're worth. They'll hang with the groups of other "collectors" and talk about their investments and the next car or cars that are ripe for it.
In contrast, You swing over to the groups where the uncommon/obscure cars are and the conversation amongst the owners is usually about... the cars they own!!! And when you butt in and ask them about their cars, do they give you factory statistics? No!!! they will discuss in great detail literally every conceivable nuance associated with them and how it's better/worse/rarer/ect.
Those of us who've held on and continue to hold on will fit the latter, No we're not going to get rich doing so but that's not what being an enthusiast
is about at all. It's about having a deep seeded appreciation of the automobile as a whole and the drive to continue preserving the piece of history, common, rare, stock, modified ect. you own.