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Author Topic: To part out or to not part out ?  (Read 472 times)

cr4shr

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To part out or to not part out ?
« on: May 10, 2012, 06:35:46 PM »
I am getting my greasy hands a an non turbo 2l auto r34 gt. Its de regd with aproximately 180 - 200 km on the clock and whats seems to be a superficial dent in the rear drivers side door other than that a few bumps and bruises.it also has some aftermarket rims (bonus) lets say i picked it up for 1000 .

So the age old question to part or not to part out and re rego ( this will cost me aprox 6-700 ( i use to do this for a living )) then sell on ?

cheers

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 06:49:31 PM »
Find out what it would cost to get it to a saleable, roadworthy condition.... include everything like re-vinning (including any work that may need doing), the bigger dent and depending on costs maybe some paintless dent removal (for the smaller dents).
Work out what all of that costs, including the cost of the car vs the likely sale price of the car

I'd rather sell a car complete over strip it and sell parts. There are huge headaches involved (mostly dealing with the inevitable muppets), time taken to strip the parts, list the parts, package the parts, send the parts etc ....and the amount of storage space you need to store car parts is surprisingly large.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 07:37:17 PM »
cheers Im bugeting about a grand to get it up to spec to sell and i think i could maybe get 3.5 k selling it at a guesstimate

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 07:52:19 PM »
Depending on it's condition, you're going to get much more than that!

To give you an idea....
This one recently sold for $7800, the main difference is it's manual
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/nissan/auction-470786008.htm

This one will be worth keeping an eye on
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/nissan/r34/auction-473387059.htm

Not sure if any of these will actually get the asking price, but they are all well above what you think the one you're keen on is worth
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/nissan/skyline/auction-472839611.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/nissan/skyline/auction-465486495.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/nissan/skyline/auction-463798606.htm