I’m an old VW Beetle guy, and although my ownership has ebbed and flowed over the years, my obsession over the past few years had reared it’s head again and I ended up with 5 of them… then reality set in.
I do form a bond with my cars (especially the ones that I spend a lot of time with)… don’t know if that sounds strange or not. In the end however, for me, it’s important that I feel comfortable with the person who is going to take ownership of my cars. Before I agree to sell to anyone I have a good conversation with the person to see what they want the car for and what they intend to do with it. I’m personally about restoration, so if the person is buying the car to restore, then I’m ok with letting it go. If however it’s for tearing apart and disposing of then I won’t sell it to that person.
So, my suggestion is follow your head and your heart. In the end, you should do what you enjoy. So look at your cars languishing without a hope of restoration in your ownership, then if it doesn’t break your heart to do so, let it go to someone who will restore and love the car. I’ve done that with all but two of mine. My personal plan is to find a home for the last one and keep one for myself for the family to enjoy.