Yeah, a bunch of people told me $5k+ easy because of all the parts when I first posted it for sale but that hasn't exactly panned out. For someone that's going to part it out and sell it I think that's a great price (hell the convertible top is still in perfect shape so that has some good value) but it's going to be tough to find that person on short notice. All things considered, the 2 sets of R58 wheels, 2000 Cobra R brakes, built rear, and headers/mid pipe/exhaust would easily sell for $5k and there are a hell of a lot more parts than that on the car
unfortunately, aftermarket parts don't mean shit to the average joe. Doesn't matter if you spent $40k on parts, the blue book IS the blue book. ACtually, older cars have better value if they are bone stock, especially older cobras. To get a good sale value, you need to get it running. If it's not running and it's rusted, you literally lose like %50-60% value, if not more. I know you don't wanna hear that, but its the truth. Honestly, it sounds like you should just keep it.
Yeah, it guts me to sell it but the new place we're moving to doesn't allow/have space for more than 2 cars per apartment and between it and the Miata I have to keep the one that's going to be cheaper to run at the race track since I'd love to get back to a few autocross events per year at some point.