Originally Posted by cobalt327
Often "rare" does not equate to "desirable" or "valuable".
This is what so few understand. There are one of ones out there and the only "one" that wants it is the guy who has it. There are plentiful cars out there (at least compared to 1 of 1000) which are desirable and will command big bucks.
It takes two to make and auction. Do the research. If you find two guys out there who would be willing to spend tons of money on this, restore it (no modifications, period). Build it the way you want it. Remember, you may be out of step with "buyers" so you may make it worth less. Third option is to build it the way it will sell the best.