Looks too good to break. Why are you breaking it?
Because presumably, unfortunately to most people... profit is more important than keeping rare cars on the road. Although simple answer is, if in that kind of business you shouldn't buy the car in the first place.. let somebody who will give it a loving home have it.
Had a similar argument with somebody a week or 2 ago about a MK4 Escort Cabriolet.
Rare car... getting fewer and fewer, he brought it for his own personal pride on the basis "he wanted one" has terrible trouble getting the thing to stop leaking, got annoyed... and rather than sell it onto somebody else to have a go at restoring just to keep it on the road and break even or even make a tiny loss for the sake of doing whats best for the car... instead he threatened to break it and eBay everything... and that was a rust free car, with a new hood, engine that run sweet etc no serious mechanical problems... a perfectly working and MOTable car given a bit of work... but to him profiting from breaking it was more important than breaking even or making a slight loss just to keep the car on the road. Luckily managed to talk him round for now.
Sometimes you have to think about what is best for the car, rather than your pockets... when it comes to rare or classic, or future classics... you need to think about keeping the car on the road for future people to enjoy... taking the easy route of scraping it or breaking it just means 1 less on the road.
The 155 is a much rarer car, especially in skinny form with 8v engine.. like mine is both of those plus a Lusso... and DVLA site says there is only 5 or so left on road with another 5 or so sorned.
Im having a go at restoring my 155 at the moment, to be honest ive already spent much more than the car is currently worth in parts from Italy, Germany and Austria... all new genuine parts so far and engine bottom end mechanicals will all be new bits, crank, rods, pistons and liners, oil pump cover and oil pump mechanicals.
but to be honest, with stuff like restoring these cars money doesn't come into it, its a labour of love and about keeping another one on the road for future generations to enjoy... this year there are 10-11 left of this car, next year maybe only 8 left etc.
Who knows, keep it another 15 years in spotless factory condition and price might even rocket up once you get down to 5 or less left.