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Old 02-13-17, 07:19 PM   #16
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Default What is the maximum price for the red one??

What is the maximum price for the red one? The seller is asking considerably north of $8k. Or does someone else have one that they would sell for a better price?

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^^^ I thought about this a lot and I think $8000+ is worth the asking price if a bulkworth of the maintenance has already been done for you such as valve cover gaskets, oil pan leaks, oil change, timing belt, serpentine belt, water pump, corresponding tensioners, front/rear seals, cam seals, clutch, AC works/recharged, heater works, tires, brakes, bushings as needed etc... A 21+ y/o SC still needs to be maintained. You don't want to fork out $8K+ and have another $2.5K+ + labor in maintenance costs.
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I bought a 93 5 speed in great condition for 8500 in socal. Knowingly slightly overpaid. Unfortunately he wouldn't budge and was my dream car available to me at a time I needed a car.
mine had 87k miles. Modestly lowered on stance cool overs, had ls4 bbk, chrome Supra TT wheels and an incredibly clean interior.
i know I overpaid but mainly cuz the tires were bald, clutch needed replaced 6 months after and stuff....
but with how few clean ones under 80k 5-speed there are you have to make that personal decision, you wanna low ball and wait and miss out on the car? If that wouldn't bum you out then it's overpriced...
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Also.... if you're wanting to do a lot of work on an sc. consider buying one already swapped gte or NA-T.

me personally, I've seen 3 sc400 man trans swaps that gave me some buyers regret for my car.
cars with that extensive work done to them are extreme bargains. The seller always takes a loss
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The white one in Tampa looks very clean, I would be all over that one at under $8k
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I must be completely out of touch on this. I paid $1800 for one manual and $1000 for another a year or so ago. Both had mediocre interiors and bad paint but I am trying to understand how that adds $7000 in value to a 20+ year old car. I stripped one and had the red one painted, combined interior pieces from the stripped one and an auto one I also gutted and the red one is looking pretty good. Still needs front seats done. But if I do a little more interior work I have a $6000 car (I cut $2k for not original paint)? Don't think so. It's still a $3000 car at best no matter what I do to it in my mind. So does "original" really bring that much premium? Just curious where this market is.
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