Originally Posted by Mr.Orange
What actual harm is caused to the factory by the production of replicas? All it does is bring attention to the brand.
Mercedes, Lamborgini et al, are not going to be producing the old models anytime soon, and the original cars won't lose any value.
Personally, I'd be slightly flattered that one of my 50+ year old designs was considered worthy of copying.
I'd be flattered too. Though it makes you wonder if Mercedes is thinking of doing what Jag and Aston are currently doing. Making their own replicas!