I doubt if the wreckers would give him more than a few hundred bucks for the EB, I'd be inclined to use the EB as a parts car andtry and sell of what you don't need (interior etc) to try and recoup some of the costs. Cortina should go pretty well with 4.0 I6, a visit to JMM or Herrod would make things even more interesting!
Maybe Dellow or Castlemaine Rod Shop can help out with some of the bits needed.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.