i apologize to all as I should have been more clear on the pricing situation.
the winning bidder @ 17k was a flake which was a complete blessing in disguise. i was obligated to sell on ebay @ no reserve so the final bid would have been honored. this is in the past.
currently, i have a handful of solid offers in excess of 18k. in my mind, this establishes a market (albeit limited and very specific) for this type of car within the scope of our asking price.
my wife and i have decided to take our time in selling the car to ensure a premium on the sale and that the car goes to the ‘correct’ buyer. the car deserves nothing less. we thought about the money and time (AND MONEY) we have into this project and it simply does not make sense to proceed in ‘fire sale’-like fashion.
i'm a realist though and everything is negotiable. since a little more time is on our side, we will hold out for as close to $24k as possible.
thanks everyone for the enormous amount of interest and we hope the car goes to as loving a home as it came.