In their defense a lot of modern vehicles are just ugly as sin.
Not everyone can build a sexy car like Jag, Maserati, and AM.
Even the new Ferrari's are not what I would call good looking. Nice but not stop you in your tracks like a 250GTO will.
Fuel economy reg's and the fact that the internet generation has no taste outside of gadgets has killed it. Lexus sells a ton of new cars to people who are more interested in a hard drive than a cylinder head, or a nice looking vehicle.