I wanted to get everyone’s opinion on car valuation and mods and their effects
Across any automobile manufacturer, it is pretty obvious that a 100% stock car will fetch more money in the long run, especially on highly sought after models. The S1 and S2 Elise/Exige fits the category: highly sought after, low production numbers, and not many 1 or 2 owner, original, accident free, paint work free, properly maintained, unmolested, unmodified units remain.
I for one bought my Elise to enjoy driving and hobbying. I am, however, keeping in mind valuation when I install mods. For this reason, every mod I installed is aesthetic and bolt on / bolt off. I am not interested in any engine upgrades, to keep the engine/drivetrain stock, healthy, and not “abused.” Basically I can revert to stock in just hours.
But I was thinking about some mods, and wanted to see if these would deminish the value of the car, even after reverting back to stock:
Front lip - requires drilling underneath front clam
Canards - requires drilling front clam
Rear spoiler - requires drilling into the top of the rear clam
Side skirts - requires drilling underneath
Certain shifter reinforcement mods - requiring drilling into the subframe (not Stan’s mod)
Certain race mirrors - may require using a dremel to expand the stock bolt locations to accomdate bigger mounting hardware
Interior fabrics - in the event of a sagging headliner, going with a different product
Basically anything that would leave behind holes, scars, etc after removal...will this deminish the value compared to a pure exampe?
Last edited by Beemerb0y; 11-25-2018 at 01:04 PM.