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hey guys. I've been debating on whether to sell my 07 superbee. I've been looking at the 2015 challenger hell cat. After spending so much money on my superbee, just not sure if its worth it.

How do you determine how much it's worth? Like I said, it's an 07, with a little over 15K miles on it. I realize you will never get back the money you put into the mods, but, i'm also not going to let it go for simple blue book value. I've spent probably close to 30 grand on mods. Just the sound system and supercharger was almost 20K.

All my mods are: Supercharger, new sound system, ported heads, franks little boy cam, Kooks LT headers. Borla exhaust, performance tune. Probably other things I can't think of... Id say it's in really good condition. only driven in the spring/summer.

Not even sure how to go about figuring out what to sell it for...
 

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hey guys. I've been debating on whether to sell my 07 superbee. I've been looking at the 2015 challenger hell cat. After spending so much money on my superbee, just not sure if its worth it.

How do you determine how much it's worth? Like I said, it's an 07, with a little over 15K miles on it. I realize you will never get back the money you put into the mods, but, i'm also not going to let it go for simple blue book value. I've spent probably close to 30 grand on mods. Just the sound system and supercharger was almost 20K.

All my mods are: Supercharger, new sound system, ported heads, franks little boy cam, Kooks LT headers. Borla exhaust, performance tune. Probably other things I can't think of... Id say it's in really good condition. only driven in the spring/summer.

Not even sure how to go about figuring out what to sell it for...
Well, the first thing is "What do you want to get for it?"

Heavily modded cars are rarely worth what you have in them but you can still get a fair price if your expectations are reasonable.

It's possible that if you state your reasonable "wish" price, someone will be interested or perhaps make a counter offer.

That 'someone' might even be me...;)

PM me if you want to discuss. :)
 

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If it was me I would remove the supercharger and sell it separately. You won't get $5k more because of it and can easily get $5k used for it. With a low-mile superbee you should get close to bluebook bone stock. Remove the sound system too. Again, it adds no value. The audience that would pay more for these options doesn't have the money to pay for these options.
 

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Easiest is to go online and look to see what other people are asking for similar vehicles.

I can tell you without question that no one is likely to offer you what you want for it.

I've been trying to sell my 2010 SRT8 since February and I've gotten so sick and tired of dealing with lowballers I'm considering just keeping the bloody thing.

Be prepared for lots of aggravation. And good luck.
 

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But, if people are willing to buy say the hell cat, that tells me, they want something that is pretty powerful and supercharged. why spend 60 grand, when you can buy mine, Which is pretty close to the horse power of the hell cat. The hell cat has 707 horses, mine has about 640-650. And don't some people want a good sound system? But I do realize what you guys are saying. It might not be worth the aggrivation...
 

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There's a big difference between buying a brand new car with a factory warranty and buying a used modified car.

You might be able to find that 1 in a million person that loves your car and doesn't care about the blue book value, but it's unlikely.
 

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I would say place it 10k above KBB and be ready to negotiate...
There is no reason why anybody in their right mind buy your car instead of buying hellcat for a similar price.
 

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I wouldn't touch a modified car. I would offer you under market for this car for fear of a poor job.

Personally I am done private selling of cars. People do it to themselves, asking 29k for a car that a dealer will sell you for 37k+ taxes and offering me $19k cash gets old.

Most recently Carmax bought my car for nearly what I paid for her before taxes, and I put on 13k in 6 months.

In your shoes, trade it in after converting back to stock and try getting the parts sold for 60-70% of purchase.

Unfortunately the superbee sc is not a hellcat on the cheap.
 

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You can always try selling it and see what happens.
I paid 5k over bluebook for my rumblebee because it had a supercharger set up and tuned on it. They threw in an extended aftermarket warranty just in case there was any problems...and it covers the supercharger too! The lot i bought it from specializes in trucks with mods.
The trick is finding the right person or dealer who is interested.
 

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Modding your car heavily like that is a labor of love. You never get back what you put into it.

As stated above many potential buyers will fear a poor installation job. Heavily modified cars are always quirky in some way, even when the job is done right.

Hell man, I would just keep the car. If you need the cash to help put towards a hellcat...sell your car but get ready to be beat up over it and take far less than what your think the car is worth.

The car is only worth as much as somebody is willing to pay. Like flex said, someone out there may be willing to pay top dollar for your car but the likelihood of finding that one person is null.

You've clearly got a beautiful car. If it were me, I couldn't part with it. I would try to find a way to have my cake and eat it too, but that's just me. Good luck sir!
 
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dealer for a STOCK car will only give you 75% of trade in value for good condition... that is wholesale value. Modified car will get you less.

you might get near blue book for a well done modded car, if you find the right buyer. Finding that buyer is can be an exercise in futility.
 

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Well, The same place installed everyone of my mods. They specialize in this sort of thing. So the installation was top notch..
 

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You've clearly got a beautiful car. If it were me, I couldn't part with it. I would try to find a way to have my cake and eat it too, but that's just me. Good luck sir!
^^^ This is the situation I am in right now. Have had 2 offers but I cannot allow myself to sell it for that low. I am seriously considering just keeping it and Mrs Flex is (surprisingly) in full agreement.
 

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I have kept cars that didn't get much use. Run the numbers, it rarely makes sense. Insurance, sittting still means service on time schedule. It ads up. You won't love the 07 the same when you have the 15.

I got 100% of trade in because my cars are mint.

You best method is to break you purchase into two deals. Hellcat purchase price and 07 purchase credit towards hellcat.
 

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^^^ This is the situation I am in right now. Have had 2 offers but I cannot allow myself to sell it for that low. I am seriously considering just keeping it and Mrs Flex is (surprisingly) in full agreement.

Yeah Flex your's is definitely one of the most pristinely kept cars I've seen. I'd keep it, no questions asked.
 

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Any modified car is worth far less than stock to me. Any engine with a SC that was not designed for it is a time bomb ready to explode. No thanks
 

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Well, The same place installed everyone of my mods. They specialize in this sort of thing. So the installation was top notch..
You might know that, but the average used car buyer is just going to see that it's been heavily modified...with no sort of guarantee to back up the claim that it was a "top notch" install job, many potential buyers would just see it as a ticking time-bomb.

I know personally if I saw someone who had put that much money into a car, then just decided to sell it, my first question would be "Why? What's wrong with it?"
 

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I consider myself a car guy, but I would be very hesitant to buy a car that had mods. If given the choice I would rather buy a car bone stock for the same price
 
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