Whether real estate, cars, or about anything else you buy and sell, it’s been engrained in me to Always consider the resale value.
I’ve been doing some upgrades here and there and some deletes like the home plate, air box, and radio and plan to change out my springs soon. I hold on to some old and original parts because I figure if I ever sell the car the buyer might find value in being able to take the car back to original. After all, it’s the pristine original condition cars that go for the most. That’s great and all but I have two problems... one: my car already had 160k miles and even if it looks great that number isn’t rolling backwards. Second: I rent and am being booted from my house as the owner is selling the property. This means I have to move all this stuff I’ve been holding on to.
My real question is if it is even worth it to have these parts? Has your experience been that someone will pay more to have the stock radio, home plate, yada yada? Or should I just dump the stuff when I move? This brings up another question of deleting things like the AIR pump and pipes or other unnecessary things like the ELC compressor (if deleting that is a thing). Do you think this will hurt the resale on a higher mileage car?
Thanks for your opinions and experience!