The owner lives here near me. I don't know if it's the popularity or the rarity, but he said he had to go to somewhere in Florida to get it. He bought it the minute it showed up on inventory, I believe he said.
As for the competition against a brand new car--I don't mind coming in 3rd with a stock 1986 Fiero against it. Previously at a show near Atlanta, Tinton came in 1st against brand new G6's and 'Vettes.