Picking a J/24 as organ donor

I’m designing a daysailer which will use the keel and rig of a retired j/24.  I have a number to choose from.  Other than the condition of the components, are there reasons I should pick any age, color, etc.?



Nope.  Just the keel and the rig.  The big glass bit will go into the dumpster, Barients and all.
If it's going to be a daysailer look for something with the running lights still installed. Most boats pulled off all of the lights and wires. If I remember correctly the top 6 inches of the keel (the Johnstone Bump) is fiberglass and part of the hull. You might end up with a shorter keel than expected.