As an old boss told me, there are no problems, only opportunities. This is an opportunity for me to sharpen my extremely dull mechanical skills.
I am still optimistic that I will be able to find a trailer for Chateau Elan. The only things I really have to do to be able to drive the car on and off is to install the slave cylinder hydraulic line, install rear brakes and a couple of other hydraulic lines, and bolt a seat in. With no glass in the hard top and no soft top, I will probably just spend some more money at SS and buy a tonneau cover to hide the lack of an interior.