Do you actually build models in that room Dann? If so, would you like to come & clean mine up for me? I won't show any photos of mine out of embarrassment! Mine has enough dust in it alone to fill a 100 pound feed sack!
My guess is that you'll never get it for less than the a fore mentioned $20.00, but give it a shot. It may be well worth more than 20 bucks to someone just in need of a hood, rear bumper or a good interior. I would also pass myself because of the A-pillar. I hate fixing pillars & avoid it whenever possible. The Johan '66 Toronado is by no means easy to find, or cheap when you find a good one, but probably not as rare or valuable as other kits.
I'm trying to spend as much of the weekend as possible to move this project along a little. I have to be getting closer! Interior is finished, the body is basically ready, chassis is finished & now the engine is complete. I should be getting relatively close to assembly. I do still have a few parts to make, some foiling & small detailing to do & other odds & ends, but I should be able to finally finish this build soon. I added a photo of the finished hubcaps as well. Well, not finished. I still have to add a gloss coat to the center caps. All of those little details seem to begin to pile up on you when you get to this point.
It's hard to tell from the photos, but it could either be as Tom said, or your paint may need thinning. I'm not sure, but it looks as if there could be a little "crazing" going on there too. That would be the result of insufficient primer or shooting your color too heavy. Being as it's only the hood, I would sand it, possibly thin my paint a little & try hitting it again. Remember what Tom said, a wetter coat will probably yield a better result, as long as there is sufficient primer to handle it.
My dad had one of those at some point shortly after he & my mother were married. Could have been a '49 but I remember him telling me about the seats that folded down creating a full sized bed. Now that I think about it.......could have been a Nash.
I believe my fathers first car was a '51 Chevy, that I remember him telling me, that the paint was in rough shape & having no money, he painted it with a brush & yellow house paint. My mother never had her own car until years after they were married & I'm really not sure, but I think it may have been a '65 Ford station wagon.