If you're asking about "Why", Car-lo said he was 74 and wanted to do other things - guess he just lost his passion. I think those of us who followed his amazing build thread for all these years had a more emotional attachment to her than he did.
If you're asking about "How much", CDN$3500, which converts to about $2600 US.
Any idea who bought this and if they are proceeding with the build? I'd been following this one for a very long time and it came to such an anticlimactic end, would love to know how the movie ended someday.
Projects like these don't have a high rate of completion. Seems odd that he gave up at that stage though. Sometimes the next person will see it being closer to completion than the last owner and will be motivated to take it to the next phase...before he burns out and starts stacking boxes on top of it. The inherited Plasma custom probably hasn't been touched in years either.