Roadsters with engine swaps

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Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by w1lk1r » Mon May 02, 2016 9:05 pm

I know alot of variables go into determining a fair price, but I am trying to determine what a fair price on a '67 low windshield engine swapped roadster is. The car was listed for $20k several weeks ago on craigslist. Any thoughts? Can't seem to find what swaps in past have gone for. Thought I would check with you guys.
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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by fj20spl311 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:19 pm

Condition is more important than anything.
Cars with a SR20 swap done properly are almost always north of 15K these days.

Is this the one in Atlanta?
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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by w1lk1r » Mon May 02, 2016 9:36 pm

Yes. Drove it over weekend. Ran great. Cosmetically looked good. I do not mind overpaying a little for a setup that I want, but would not want to be foolish.
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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by garth » Mon May 02, 2016 9:53 pm

w1lk1r wrote:Yes. Drove it over weekend. Ran great. Cosmetically looked good. I do not mind overpaying a little for a setup that I want, but would not want to be foolish.
No one buying a roadster is a fool, just a wise man or woman who recognizes future value. 8)
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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by fj20spl311 » Tue May 03, 2016 1:10 am

The one in Atlanta was done by Kevin for the long time owner. Kevin does very good work and has done several SR20 conversions and even more restorations.
I would contact him for his input on the condition of the car. I would think its worth more on the east coast than out here in the land of 67.5 2000 being saved from the recycle yard.
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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by henk » Tue May 03, 2016 3:55 am

I think it is almost impossible to do a good retauration and an sr20 swap for 20k. I think the car is worth whatever it is worth to you! It is always cheaper than doing it yourself.

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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by w1lk1r » Tue May 03, 2016 7:11 am

Thanks for everyone's input. I offered $18k over weekend, but owner stuck on $20k. I walked, but thinking about paying the $20k.
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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by dynaguy » Tue May 03, 2016 8:30 am

As a swapper, I can testify that easily one can have over $20k in a project. Knowing that Kevin had done the swap is worth a lot of piece of mind, not to mention $$$. FWIW Pat

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Post by spriso » Tue May 03, 2016 9:25 am

If this is the red 67.5 car, that price is very fair. A turn-key swap like that thru our shop is way more than 20k. Factor in what your time is worth and know that you can turn the key and drive it today makes it a very good value.

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Re: Roadsters with engine swaps

Post by w1lk1r » Tue May 03, 2016 10:20 am

spriso wrote:If this is the red 67.5 car, that price is very fair. A turn-key swap like that thru our shop is way more than 20k. Factor in what your time is worth and know that you can turn the key and drive it today makes it a very good value.

Michael
Thanks for you input as well, Michael. I just got done looking through your restoration of your wife's car. Awesome work!
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