Stu after the time it took you to find your scimitar its sad to see your last post.
I do know how you feel though.
My scimitar is still sat outside in the garage with no forward progress.
I was considering throwing in the towel with my scimitar after it was broken into and parts were stolen.
It was only outside due to the garage lighting being done. It was supposed to take 3 or 4 days which turned into nearly 3 weeks.
I didn't even realise when it was broken into that anything had been stolen. I just presumed they had damaged both door handles, door frames and gutters so they could have a search inside to se if there was anything to steal.
It was only when I went to put the battery back on to move it into the garage I realised I couldn't as there wasn't a carb or a few other bits anymore.
On the plus side it has meant that we now have improved security at home with a large lockable area in the garden that is surrounded by a high fence along with a set of lock bolts on each garage door plus a alarm if the extra locks are not enough to put them off.
I am rebuilding a carb I got on ebay at the moment for it which has gone slower than expected due to needing to pin the fuel inlet and outlet pipes along with a strange manual choke conversion on the carb (not sure if its a home made conversion).
Then I might be able to start on the problems the seller told me the car didnt have.
The prices of the cars do seem to be more this year than last year which was bound to happen sooner or later & if you do decide to let it go as Jim has said dont under price yourself.
Better to be haggled down than give it away.