Ideas for a wrecked Intrepid
had a very nice '99 Intrepid ES (3.2). 190k with a 60k mile engine.
I got the car free, needed an engine, put it in, did the whole brake, shock, and ball joint job, fair amount of money into it. Couple of weeks ago girlfriend flipped it. Now I have a good running lawn ornament/ with the corresponding shop ornament of the old 3.2 engine with locked up head. Hard damage to fix is the roof is caved in. Options I have considered-
1. $2500 to 3000 to fix body damage, car is still worth very little. $1800 for all new parts, plus painting, could do in our shop. Or buy a wrecked car and get the parts alot cheaper, more painting and cost of transport.
2. Find a blown 2.7 Intrepid and swap my engine in, looking like $2000 minimum to buy and transport home, might have a lower mileage car worth a little more when I'm done.
3. Find a blown Concorde, or LHS, end up with a car worth more than a little more when I'm done, not sure if this is a feasible option or not, help me out here.
got a shop, good mechanic/body guy to do most the work, any ideas as to what is the best option?