Well just in our for sale section.
V8 swap, clean, 16k
SR20 swap, clean, 14.5k
RB25 swap, unfinished? 10.5k
You go back a bit further
L28ET swap, with a real tunable ECU, real wheels, needs paint some body work etc 5.5k
L30ET clean, with LSD 8.8k
SR20 swap, super clean, 13k
Forums also don't seem to be the main staple for selling/buying cars of this nature anymore, I've seen fairly nice examples pop up on facebook groups, craigslist, and some other apps. They are out there still.
Granted you don't see the nicer ones as often anymore as I feel people are trying to hold onto them a little longer.
Times are changing, no doubt. A modified example selling high is good for people on this forum especially. It is bad for those trying to get into one, or trying to replace one. I knew someone local who had someone T-bone his Z. Couldn't source one anywhere close to his car with the insurance payout because of the upswing.
I think you also misunderstood my intention. No a car does not have to be perfect, never said that. There are some issues here.
-Harnesses going straight to the floor. That is dangerous. There are about half a dozen safer ways to do it.
-Selling a car as rust free when rust is present. That is irritating as anyone who has dealt with rust can tell you.
-4x4 brakes being listed while what looks like 4runner brakes shown, simple error, no biggie. Running that on a stock master, that is going to need quite a bit of throw to get all 8 of those front pistons to engage.
-no shroud or ducting on that radiator. I have that radiator and it will overheat without those in traffic.
-adding flares to a car that doesn't need them. I don't get. I guess you are setting someone up to throw some better wheels on later.
The reason for pointing out the flaws is not to say, "Oh it isn't perfect, he shouldn't sell it, he's not a member, I hate him...." the point is to say this is not a perfect car or a well sorted car, and it is still getting a very high bid.
Bottomline, this is a clean mid level car in the modified category. It has some flaws that will need to be worked out. If it sells high that means we all can expect more when time comes to sell our cars and we all should look at reevaluating our insurance policies. It also means that we are going to be seeing more and more oddball for sale ads or ludicrous asking prices kind of approaching the porsche 911 territory which is absolutely saturated with some ludicrous things.