View Full Version : whats your price
02-27-2011, 11:07 PM
I am thinking about starting a little venture in buying and selling cars. so im thinking about picking up decent chassis in need of a little work, setting them on the correct foot to be a respectable car than selling it for a worthy price. my first victim is possibly a ek civic. So what im asking is how much would you pay for a straight body Rhd swapped civic on coils with clean paint and possibly wheels?
02-28-2011, 01:04 AM
well depending on the motor choice typical b16/18 swap thinkin around 6-8 grand depending on the work for the swap the interior condition, by the sounds of ur post u know a bit about cars so im sure u realize the amount of different factors that can make money or lose money sounds like a good idea though, especially if u get in good with some people that can supply u with the parts needed for a good price
02-28-2011, 03:17 AM
If it's going to be a legitimate venture, you'll need both a business license and a dealer license. It sure does take money in order to make money. I would suggest starting with a simple basis by buying running cars in decent condition and reselling with some aftermarket exterior parts. The business license will be needed if you want to get support from the aftermarket business scene for parts and the like. Unless you're real close buddies and their willing to supply you without the needed documents then 9/10 they won't supply you unless you have these documents. If you don't go that route than you could just buy the parts as a regular customer but that'd be more money than wanting to spend. If you go the route previously described, you could buy the parts a wholesale prices and save yourself the haggle of spending all that money on parts and put it towards buying more cars or investing into a place with tools and such.
You may be able to sell to the younger crowd with the performance parts but a lot of "legitimate" buyers looking for such cars know that if a car has race parts, it's probably been driven hard and they won't buy or try to haggle the price down. You could get passed that part by supplying receipts and work orders for the work done to the car in-house and to ensure the buyers that the car is freshly modded. But to start off go to auctions and perhaps a couple of junks yards to find your "products" and start fixing them up so that they're ready to be sold and driven with little to no problems. Older cars have their perks and everybody knows that but it's a good start and from there, and after a couple of years, you'll have a nice spot with an employment track of good work and a supply of cars that everybody wants to buy. That's what I would do.
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