This. NA cars are $7500 to $10k. Most NB cars are around $19k to $22k. 22,000 - 7500 = 14,500.
Both of you...
I don’t have a problem with a claim that $15K is high for a NA.
But let’s go back to my post. I think you are being pretty selective in your math. Maybe you are happy to pay $22K for a 99, but I referenced a page on this site that shows 3 NB’s with asking price of $17K, $19K and $19K BEFORE negotiation. So assuming the actual sell price will drop a little, and taking $15K away, that means the decently prepared NA’s you reference would have to be $1k to 3K.....
So do I agree that the NA’s don’t retain their value? Well that depends on what you paid for it. If you can get a good NA for $7,500 as you suggest, then the odds are good you won’t lose much money. Particularly if you ship it to the Northwest
Anyway, I stand by my thought that the depreciation in these cars (any model) is far less than a decent street car. Race car depreciation is not the costly part of SM racing.