The car needs:
- The brake fluid flushed
- A new set of tires and an alignment. Currently the car has a set of BF Goodrich Geforce TA KD’s which are no longer made. I would suggest getting the stickiest DOT tire available. Size 205/40/17 (the Falken Azenis RT-615k comes to mind)
- The AC converted to R134 and a new AC line to the compressor and seals if this is important to the new owner
As with most project cars I don’t expect half of the money invested. Friends of mine bought and sold cars like this for $10,000-15,000 years ago but I've been told those days are long gone. The turbo kit with the transmission work was approximately $10K. There’s another $10K with all the other parts (wheels, suspension, brakes, etc) added to the car in addition to the value of the car itself. Kelly Blue Book lists the value at $2,000. I’ve looked around at other forums and seen other boosted SR20’s for $3,000-$6,000. This is not a used parts bin car and as such should be at the top of the market range. This car has always been well taken care of and I never went cheap when it came to parts for the car. This is evidenced by the two SE-R Convention trophies the car has won (which will go to the new owner) and that the car is still on the original modified transmission.
I’m fully disclosing the history of the car so there are no surprises. Both the front and rear drivers side fenders have been replaced. The rear driver-side fender was replaced after I was run off the road and hit a guardrail and the front was replaced when someone hit the car while parked in a parking lot. Both times the car was fixed to factory levels with OEM parts and the car has a clean title. I used to detail cars and was ready to sell the car after these incidents but the shop that did the work did such a good job I was happy with the car all over again. Both bumpers have been stripped and re-sprayed to get rid of rock chips. There are a hand full of minor door dings down the driver and passenger side. I tried to capture these dings in the images but they didn’t show up. I loosely use the word pristine when describing a Sentra but anyone who has seen this car in person will assure it's a prime example. The transmission also has a slight weep from where the case was re-welded for strength. The weep is so minor that I’ve NEVER had a drop of transmission fluid hit the garage floor. I'll be happy to cover every inch of the car with prospective buyers.
There will be no joy-rides and I require a cash offer ready to buy for a test drive. This is a perfect car to show up to Car’s and Coffee, a track day or drive daily if you’re hard-core like that. The motor could also be used for a dune buggy or the car can be converted over for track use but I’m not interested in a part out. That decision is up to the future owner. It isn’t difficult to get 20-24mpg out of the car driving around town and 28mpg on the highway as long as your foot isn’t buried in the throttle all day. All prospective buyers can e-mail me at email@example.com or have a public discussion on the Project SE-R forum thread on MotoIQ. The MotoIQ Project Articles have a good deal of the background on the car. Unfortunately, the NPM articles have been disabled on the wayback machine on the internet archive but I can dig those up for the new owner.