Opinions on selling
OK, so I'm overseas in Japan for the next 3-4 years minimum. The GTO is back in Texas with my pops. I've heard muscle cars go for a good chunk of change here. I can get it shipped over for free. I wouldn't take less than $35K for her and I'm starting at $40k. The plan would be to sell for 35-40K, put 20-25K away, pocket the remaining and when I get back stateside look for another 65-66 tripower. First here is what the car currently has on it and what I've done.
66 Pontiac GTO. Original 389 tripower (was originally a 4 barrel), rebuilt in June 2013 with forged pistons. 4 speed manual, 3.55 rearend. Stock drum brakes all around, no ac, no power steering. Using MSD ignition box and drop in distributor. 3 core aluminum radiator with electric fan. I have the stock radiator and fan to go back to belt driven. 100a alternator, single wire, red top optima battery. Oil changes have been done every 6 months, only ran on premium fuel. New paint done in April 2014, original color. AM radio has new internals to allow AM/FM/AUX. Kick panels have been replaced with panels with kicker component speakers. Still have stock kick panels. Currently running 2 crossfire amps, 1 for fronts, 1 for rear 6x9s in rear dash. Original interior with bucket seats. Has the rare driver/passenger GM lap seat belts. Added lap seat belts to rear seat. Original center console, with original Hurst shifter. Added rpm gauge in empty gauge location, added oil, water, voltage gauge under radio. Only interior items that have been replaced are the rear dash pad, headliner, door seals. Minor issues on interior: rear seat side panel minor tear, rear window handle broken (have replacement), chip around ignition on wood panel, center console door loose. Entire floor has been heat/sound deadened, under carpet. No rust anywhere.
Tons of spare parts, headlight bezels, Oppenheimer manifold with 4 barrel carb, fan, fan shroud, interior parts, radiator, etc...
So my question 1st is am I asking enough to buy another in this condition? If I can pocket 5K+ and still be able to get another that needs minor work and is close to original.
Is this something that any of you would do if you if you could sell for more than you could get in the US and be able to buy another is just as good condition?
Obviously I wouldn't ship it unless I have a guaranteed buyer.