I have had the pleasure of seeing Yild's car on two occasions and can attest to the time, care and money he has spent to make this car as fantastic as it is.
I myself would say that I would tell you to ignore the detractors; while my silver car was built for a slightly different direction yours will fetch the money you want given a little bit of time. There are plenty of people out there with cash savings looking to save themselves the time that you spent and I predict you will have a solid deposit in the next few months.
Have you submitted it to Bring a Trailer yet? I would bet that it would sell quickly with that sort of exposure.