I had a plan to part out my Grand Prix until it got to the point where I had nothing left to part out and then I was going to call a scrap yard to take away the hulk. The car was not running (needed an intercooler), had some minor body damage, and had been sitting for a few years. If I got $1,000 for it I'd be lucky to sell it whole I thought. Thankfully I had someone buy the whole car to get all the aftermarket parts I had on it off and got about $5K for it.
It was a headache dealing with guys that wanted to low ball you and do all the other things Rob brought up. Like KappaKadet mentioned, it's a long process to part out the car and you'll come to a point where you won't be able to part out much else. I'd say the big items that will go first will be engine, trans, differential. After that, any body panels you have that are undamaged like front fenders or bumper.
All that may get sold in a year. The engine will be under $2,000 and then you have to pay about $600 or more to ship it somewhere if you don't get a local buyer. The Transmission about the same. Both those have to be shipped by freight companies and I had prospective buyers looking at those parts who wanted me to eat the shipping too. The differential, maybe $500 plus shipping and for that they'll probably want shipping included so you'll get about $400 out of the sale of it.
So you're probably looking, at best, $4500 parting it out over the next year and then nickel and dime stuff after that. Plus the hassle of storing it, pulling the parts (you got a cherry picker to get the engine and trans out? All the tools you need to do that work?), and dealing with shipping. No, sounds to me like you're better off selling it.
07 Saturn Sky 2.4
MagnaFlow dual outlet exhaust
Info above for both my Skys. One owned from 06-07, one from 14 to present
Last edited by Robotech; 11-19-2014 at 01:29 PM.