John, unfortunately I live in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t rule out anything as far as me goes, many here (including Wolfgang my friend) will testify to my car buying history. But, I am getting ahead of myself and don’t want you to get your hopes up for me. Currently, my cup runneth over with autos including my latest project of restp-modding a ‘71 Karmann-Ghia.
I just came across this today and couldn’t resist commenting. As many others have mentioned, there is a buyer out there for this creation. Bring a Trailer only charges the seller $99 I believe. A well documented and photographed presentation does a lot for their auctions. Having some friend or professional do some videos would go a long ways toward selling this. They do offer reserve and no reserve options. I have never sold, but have purchased through them. As I understand it, BaT come to an agreement with the seller and suggests a reserve that you can agree on before the car is put up for their one week only auction. They get some crazy prices on some of their auctions for some unusual cars. I think yours fits that criteria. If nothing else, an e-mail to them could strike up an interesting offering. You have the engineer credentials to back up your design, so I’d say to check them out. The venue also allows you to communicate directly with genuinely interested parties through their private message option. If you would be content with a $20k sale, I would think they might agree with that number and the worst you would be out is the $99 cost to the seller.
You can also research their past sales via their archives, see and read all the comments and answers to past sales to get a feel for how their auctions go. It’s a great time of the year to be selling toys, the economy is up and people are spending again. Go for it, they might want to put your car up quickly.
BTW, my current stable is an ‘08 911, ‘92 NSX, ‘69 Beetle and the Karmann Ghia.
Good luck, if you want to talk directly, I could get you mu phone #.