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Old 10-24-04, 11:02 AM
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How to sell a race car?

Well, its about time to move on from my car... How do you go about selling a race car? Setting a price? Is it better to part it out or sell it whole? I assume the cage holds more value in a full car than just as a shell?
Below is short list and description of the car if anyone has any ideas for starting points.

'87 Turbo II
stage 2 BNR turbo
Greddy FMIC
Haltech e6k
fully gutted (dash, wiring, interior)
full gauge setup (oil pressure, oil temp, water temp, EGT, boost, fuel)
AWR E-prod suspension setup with custom bilstein valved struts, modified strut lower mounting points, eibach springs (6 months old)
ground-control camber plates
10 race wheels and 2 sets of rubber (23x9x15 goodyear slicks)
mariah e-production fenders and fiberglass nose.
Full cage built by seven's only with nascar style side bars (10 months old)
extra sets of brakes (calipers, pads, rotors)
4 point ACT clutch and lightweight flywheel (brand new clutch in box as back up as well)
current NASA logbook (fully legal car)
Sparco EVO 2 seat with sevens only custom sliders
newly webbed harnesses (March '04 SFI)
new window net (Feb '04 SFI)
Many, many, many extra parts (transmission, rear end, etc...)

1st place in 2002 Open-Track Challenge T4 class
2nd place in 2003 OTC T4 class
2nd place in 2004 OTC U3 class <--current configuration
Top time of day in 2004 Sport Compact Car Track Attack at Buttonwillow

Any ideas? Wow, that list was little longer than what I planned to make...
-Matt
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Old 10-24-04, 11:40 AM
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The same way you sell any car... advertise it for sale.
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Old 10-24-04, 03:44 PM
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www.improvedtouring.com has a racecar-specific classifieds section.
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If you don't want the hassle of selling, I'll pay for the shipping if you give it to me...

Or, there are alot of good classifieds to turn to... Grassroots Motorsports, Autoweek, Sportscar, etc...

Or you could e-bay it with a decent reserve.
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Posting pics always helps (hint hint).
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Old 10-24-04, 09:11 PM
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Post it at the tracks where you race and the web site/forum of the group or groups who sanction your races. There are various web sites that have race cars for sale. race-cars.com racer-net.com to name a few.
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Old 10-25-04, 12:05 PM
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try SCCA forums, race cars for sale board

http://www.sccaforums.com/cgi-bin/ul....cgi/forum/46?
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Take the total dollars you have spent on the car, subtract the number of hours spent building it, and trailering it, and divide by ten. That should give you market price... Seriously, the above suggestions are all good. eide what you are willing to take, and advertise it everywhere. Figure out what it would take to get the car street legal, in terms of time, and money. Then offer that as an option. Most of the people who would want that car, would need to be able to secure some kind of financing, and they will be unable to do so if the car cannot be registered. Be patient, or you will lose your [email protected]@. Carl

BTW pics are required, detailed interior, exterior, engine, and spares. Set up a car page on one of the forums, and then link the ad to that page. that way, you can tell the whole story.
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Thanks for the information. My main difficulty (once deciding to sell the vehicle) is determining how to place a value on something that I've spent so much time with building and rebuilding. I guess the loss is just the price you pay for the fun in between.
-Matt

PS: Of course, I waiver on whether to sell the thing hourly.
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Old 10-28-04, 12:50 PM
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Why selling it Matt? I remember doing some NASA HPDE's with you back in 99-01, sorry to see it go. The car has come a long way.
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Wheel to wheel racing. Although the car is built and legal for super unlimited I want to run a series where I get to compete against the same people every event and with my friends. That basically means I'm lookin at running in spec miata or SE-R cup. The car has been a blast and I've loved owning and driving it. I'm sure its a hell of a lot faster than what I'm going to end up with but I really want to get into a competitive series.
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Smile well then by this...

https://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=362699
The Pro 7 group out here in Cal Club is a pretty cool bunch. I already have a Spec 7 so I'd love to make you a deal one this.
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www.racingjunk.com

though that's mostly domestic drag cars.
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Pick up the most recent GRM (w/ Adam Corrola on the cover). They have an article on buying vs. building racecars and how to put a value to them.
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Page is made for those asking for pictures
http://www.bfimotorsports.com/rx7sale.html
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Selling race cars is tough

In my own experience I've found any part loses about half it's valaue when you put in on the car. After one season the part is worth about 1/4 of what you paid for it. A caged shell is about $1000 provided it isn't bent. Everyone will assume your engine is just one weekend from blowing up so the value there is fairly low. In my experience a car which cost close to $10,000 to initially build (parts only) sold after four seasons for $3000. I figured I put at least $2000 / year into it for maintenance as well.

my $0.02
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I'll buy your bnr stage II if you descide to part out.
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