The 2014 prices had a lot to do with a superheated market at the time for classics and the column inches, Monterey invites and general attention the Tigers got for their 50th anniversary. Tie into that a lot of the people familiar with the marque were in the 50-70 bracket and it was ripe for some Rosey eyed sales …. I suspect some dealers saw that and certainly helped shill the prices higher… Within 12 months most of the high over the top sales were gone and the mid level cars were heading back down to the more realistic prices we know.
I think the current market is slowing more as the demographic shifts on and the focus for collector cars is hitting up in the 80s- 90s cars.
Just the 50th anniversary coincided with the peak of that asset bubble run… And the speculators who jumped in late got a shock