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Old 03-24-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Part out or sell as is? Trying to put together a game plan

I know, I know, another one of THOSE threads. I'm not going to do this RIGHT now though, so I have time to consider my options and figure out what I'll do. Figured I'd throw this up here and see what yall think.

Basically it goes like this:

My car currently is running like a champ, putting down solid power, and is really fun. Problem is, after I finish something up (or get it to my liking) no matter how awesome it is I start getting bored. So I know soon I'll want a new project and the only other thing I'd like to do is go v8.

My car currently is way too pretty and clean to hack up and put on jack stands for the next 8 months or whatever, so I'm most likely going to sell it. So I will be getting another shell, hopefully with a blown motor or something like that, and throwing a v8 in that.


So I'm thinking, should I attempt to sell it as is right now?

I know most of the time it makes more sense to part out and all that, but I just feel horrible taking everything off when its all running so good. I have all the stock parts for it too, so if I was selling it as is the next owner would have everything they need to go back to stock if they wanted to (though you'd be retardedly insane to do this lulz).

Basic rundown of whats included (off the top of my head, I'm probably forgetting stuff):
2000 Miata LS p/s,a/c
65k miles on body
5k miles on mildly built motor
Clean title
CA car so no rust whatsoever
Comes with near new Soft top and OEM hard top
Super clean inside/out
03 headlights/bumper
Optional lip kit
Fresh paint (crisp white from 01+)

Power:
rebuilt motor w/ mtuned rods, 9.1:1 pistons, chrom-moly rings, new bearings, new head studs, all new gaskets/seals/etc, new timing belt, water pump, new radiator, coolant re-route, painted valve cover, ngk bkr-7e plugs, ID1000cc injectors, walbro 255HP, godspeed 3076 .86, custon fmic, begi manifold, custom 3" dp, custom 3" exhaust

Inside:
momo jdm rx7 fd steering wheel, pioneer hu, DIYPNP ems, aem uego wbo2, autometer boost gauge

rollers:
raceland coilovers, TRMotorsports C3M 15x9 +36 wheels

I have some prices in mind, but wanted to see what you guys thought was fair for how it sits currently, as well as without the mods.
What say you gays?
Just trying to see if if worth my time to take it all apart or do I have a shot at selling it complete?
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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Well, Urban, let's see...

You already know the answer. Part out if you are serious as it will maximize the return. You have seen many nicely built cars that languish for sale and end up bringing a fraction of the investment if sold complete.

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EDIT: Oh, yeah, I'm saying to do what I did, not just saying what YOU should do. Parted mine out, returned the car to stock and sold it (OK, traded for Daytona)

I came out fine on the deal, mainly because I fabbed a lot of the parts so my actual initial investment was lower.
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Urban?
I finished my car a while ago. Been enjoying it ever since. I'm no Urban

And you need to comfort me, whisper sweet nothings into my ear, hold my hand and tell me that despite every other built car being parted to get maximum return, I'll be an exception and be able to sell it whole
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Urban?
I finished my car a while ago. Been enjoying it ever since. I'm no Urban
I know, I thought the same when I said that. But YOU also knew when you typed the opening post that others would draw the same conclusion.
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And you need to comfort me, whisper sweet nothings into my ear, hold my hand and tell me that despite every other built car being parted to get maximum return, I'll be an exception and be able to sell it whole
Nope. Not gonna happen. Everyone tries it. Hell, I tried it. IIRC I was at 9500 complete for a 72K car, turbo, 6UL/RS3's. That didn't happen but I sold off the kit and the car and got more than that total. It did take some work, though, which sucks. I actually debated leaving the ACT in it just because I didn't want to do the clutch job just to recover $200 but did it anyway.
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Sell it as is and get what you can for it. It's not worth the headache to part it out, especially if you don't have all the stock parts to put back on it.
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If you wanna get any sort of payback on your investment, you'll part it out. You'll still lose a lot of money, but you'll get back maybe half rather than maybe 10%.

If you're itching to move onto the next project and actually have said next project in your garage already, you'll just sell it as is.

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I suppose you might as well stop being a dick tease and at least throw out your number so we all know if you are living in reality or fantasy land.
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These are the numbers I'm considering just sitting here at work thinking about it:
10000 for EVERYTHING including both tops and all stock parts
8800 for everything minus wheels and hard top
6600 for turbo/ht-less car but WITH built engine

Numbers sound pretty damn realistic to me, but feel free to comment. I strive to sell everything for fair market value. I obviously have much more in it.

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TurboTim may want to put his money where his mouth is.
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^Looks like very fair pricing and a good value for someone that doesn't want to build. I think it will sell.
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E85 may be a sticking point, as most gas stations in the rest of the US don't have E85.
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Yeah, I thought that might be a problem, but I have a map for pump gas too. It would take all of 2 minutes to switch lol
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How does it run and idle on pump gas with that ECU (you are MS now, right) and big injectors? Just curious, if you have done it.
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I had it on pump gas+big injectors and the adaptronic and it ran great for a week or so til I switched over. With the ms I haven't tried pump gas, but seeing how I like it even more than the adaptronic I don't see why it wouldn't work like a champ.
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If you get bored easily you should start racing. Trying to figure out how to be faster than everyone else, and accelerated wear rates of things you did not realize are wear items will keep you occupied.
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Bah you suck.
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bitch hole faggela pp face dick mouth you better not sell that
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I am sad for this thread. I like 18psi's car.
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The problem is look how long cjernigan's car has been for sale. Granted it started out higher but you've got competition right here for a pretty well sorted NB.

If you're going to swap to a v8 why not just part it out and start with that shell? You'd probably get decent coin for everything you don't need and have a shell that you already like. Most cars with bad motors that I keep running across are poo or overpriced anyway.

My '01 had an FMII, some BEGI exhaust stuff, and a Motec before I started the swap so I was able to get a decent return for all that stuff even with giving people good deals.

In the grand scheme of things the swap will cost more than you wanted to spend anyway so trying to squeeze that extra grand out of the whole shebang is like getting blown by a fat, ugly chick. Seemed great at the time but you're still wondering if it was worth it.
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Dude you haven't even maxed out your current setup. What are you going to aim for with your v8? 150hp?
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