Shame that such a good car was destroyed but that's great that you have your own special part (forgive me for sounding so dumb) of it back. Good luck on the rebuild. Definitely post it up if you still visit this website when you do get it done.
That post about you building your own engine was awesome. I'm a mechanical engineering student myself and I dream about doing a project like that. Sounds absolutely awesome. Shame you had to sell it, and to someone so stupid.