Advice on how to sell Cooper S with bad engine

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  1. DOpp

    DOpp New Member

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    I have a 2004 S with a bad engine and supercharger. Rest of the car is in very good shape. I am looking to just sell the car in its entirety, and I am looking for advice on a place to do this, as well as any thoughts anyone may have on price.
     
  2. Sully

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    Do you have any pictures of the car? How many miles? Any updates/upgrades to it? Also, when you say it has a bad engine... what is wrong?
     
  3. DOpp

    DOpp New Member

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    I will gather more detailed information and post it
     
  4. DOpp

    DOpp New Member

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    Compression test found low compression and head gasket compromised, will require an engine and supercharger. Needs window regulators, and front and rear struts. I don't have pictures at the moment, but that is easy enough. It has the navigation system installed, and harmon kardon CD stereo system. I am looking to sell it as is.
     
  5. HillbillyChili

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    I've seen them go for $1000 around Ohio, but also have heard of people picking them up for $500-$1500. I would just post it up saying they need to tow it. If it has a clean title at the moment be sure to mention that as well. If the supercharger is bad that takes a lot of the value out of it.

    Other valuable parts:
    OEM headlights - couple hundred maybe
    hood scoop - ~30 and up
    all other lights like fog and tail - ~100
    bumper covers - ~100 (shipping is expensive)
    interior bits - ~200

    Not saying you should part it out but trying to give you an idea of how people will value it.
     
  6. DOpp

    DOpp New Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.
     
  7. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
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    As said pictures would be nice and what part of the country are you?
     
  8. Dave.0

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    2004 S headlights are not worth anything at all. They do not have the HID projectors.
     
  9. DOpp

    DOpp New Member

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    Car is in Albuquerque, New Mexico
     
  10. caseydog

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    I'm thinking the car's best value is as parts, or as a donor car for someone's project. Has the car ever been in a major collision? That will matter to someone looking for a donor car to build a race car or show car. If the chassis is straight, that will be a big plus. That kind of buyer is probably going to toss many or most of the car's parts, anyway.

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