So... I suppose this is my introduction.
When I was 6-7 yrs old, my uncle Terry took me to the movies - we saw "The Gumball Rally". I don't recall much about the movie, except a couple of details - the guys in the Mustang won the race, and I expressed great disappointed that the Ferrari driver did not; I was enamored with that car.
I still remember a quote, remarking on removal of the rear-view mirror: "Whatever is behind me, is of no concern."
Around age 10, I'd be sitting on the floor of his living room, reading Car & Driver, and Road & Track (he was a car enthusiast, and owned a Plum-colored 911)... the 308 became my dream, and at 46 years old - it still is.
About a year ago, finances were coming into place - and I knew I'd start shopping around now.
And then the market spiked. Suddenly, almost overnight, my dream of a 83-85 308 QV went from "I can almost write the check" to "my God, now I'll never have one".
In any case... though I may never own one, I do still love looking at images of your cars, reading about your maintenance routines, and dreaming that one day I'll finally own one.
Best to all.