Thank you for the Bufori link, Mike.
Sadly, I suspect that it'll be just a little bit beyond my reach... but were it not, it might make a great deal of sense: non-rusting construction and down-handable for generations! (Just like a Rolex, but keep that quiet!) In the end, a good accountant could convince one's wife that it is a great buy that'll pay for itself over time. Not necessarily the buyer's time, but with inflation considered, certainly within grandchild time.
The shape of the rear reminded me at once of early-fifties Studebaker, the first time I noticed a going-both-ways-at-once styling, where the front and the rear looked equally aerodynamic: you looked able to go in reverse as rapidly as forward. They didn't last, though, Stoodies. Oddly, the Bufori trunk looks unnaturally small as it lies within those broad hips. Hmmm... But to be realistic, how bulky do your credit card wallets need to be?
Not that I can think of any car company that did this sort of brave thing, but I wonder if Cadillac could put out the '59 again and make a profit from it? Obviously, I mean within the same skin but with fresh engineering 'solutions' (engaging use of terminology, 'solutions', used nowadays for everthing, from shopping trolleys, through photographer's ads to bank loans) designed to make the most of disc brakes etc. Perhaps even Jauguar could consider the E-Type a suitable candidate for fresh release. Might screw the used-car market, but that market doesn't help the makers very much: can't bank reputation/faded glories!