Very, very ridiculous idea
Silver has a red he is parting out on SC but he is on the wrong side of the turtle's shell.
But back to the car: if the top were in good shape, and not parting out, would the car be worth 4.5? The pre-facelift 1ZZ is problematic, but I didnt think the trans problems were very widespread. Isnt a "part bank" for personal use a little more valuable and worth paying a bit more? Certainly 4500 is too much, so whats a good price if one were buying it as a private part bank? The weather seals alone are many hundreds to replace, sadly.
My opinion the red car is worth maybe $2-2500 .... engine trans swap in the future . So you put 3-4 k into and it's probably worth $4500 .
All 1zz can be problematic , I have two 2004's one has 132k on it's already second engine and is ready for it's third , the other one has 123k and needs another engine . The latter years are less likely but it still happens.
So in my view 1-2k for a parts car ...... and a 03 up are easier to part , side vents , rear vents , taillights , 16" wheels ... so their worth a little more money .
How do you drive if you're replacing engines at 130k? This isn't a Ford or BMW.
If you're asking me I have 20+ spyders .... usually one outta the bunch will run . lol
Wait... time-out. You have over 20 Spyders and you don't have a Green? Are YOU crazy?
Everyone knows Green is the best color! 😉 🐸
...Well, except for the whole invisibility thing, but I am certain it isn't the green, that's just because people are now using cellphones to compete with slugs to win the National Who's Moar Stupider Contest.
Correct no green or dark blue .... I have been eyeing this one but he still wants too much plus it would cost 800-1000 to get it home .