Salvage Title cars are a bit tricky and will never sell for what a non-Salvage Title car will. Many financials (including the bank I work for) will refuse to finance any vehicle that has a Salvage Title. That relegates these cars to cash buyers only, which limits their market. I'm sure there are some Salvage Title vehicles that are just as nice after appropriate repair as they were when built, unfortunately the vast majority aren't, and that has give all of them a bit of a stigma. A buddy of mine has a Salvage Title GTO, which he got for a good price. The car looked great until you dug below the surface. Whoever "fixed" the car only did enough to make it look pretty outside. Underneath there was alot of shoddy/sloppy repair work, which caused issues down the road. Fortunately/unfortunately the car was in an accident where all the shoddy work got banged up, and he got it repaired professionally.
The car referenced in the OP was purchased by a member on this board who plans to replace the bumper cover and fix the other questionable repair work as well. I think that's a good thing!
Joe Morgan, G8 GXP Registry Organizer, G.O.N.E. Organizer 2010-2013
2009.5 G8 GXP WH 6M onyx/red no roof 12.921 @ 108.89 BONE STOCK! (then), 12.344 @ 110.92 with 1.688 60' at 766' DA, PB with new cam & tune - 12.191 @ 112.35 with 1.693 60' at 1319', 2:59 lap time at Road America on RS-As, 143.1298 mph NoFlyZoneMidwest 2017 1/2 mile into 20 mph headwind. RACECAR NOW RETIRED. All of these are final PBs.
VCM OTR CAI, HSRK, Heater Hose Relocate, custom street/dyno tune by oldskoolgp, Comp Cams 224/228 .581"/.588" 112 LSA cam, LS7 lifters, PAC 1219x springs, Monster LT1S (C7 Corvette) Clutch kit, Katech C6 Hvy Dty Master & Slave Cylinders, Camaro 1LE Diff with 3.91 gears, Kooks LTHs, Solo Hi-Flo Cats & Connector Pipes, Solo Mach Balanced Catback, BMR Toe Rods, Trailing Arms, Cradle & Diff Poly Bushings, 2017 Chevy SS front & rear Brembo calipers and rotors.
1 of only 10 built in this combo (1 of 4 this combo with RS-As)& #1497 built of the 1829