Once a cheap race car, now a Radwood icon? | Great moments in $2000 Challenge history

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By Staff Writer
Mar 28, 2023 | $2000 Challenge, Nissan, Radwood, Sentra, SE-R, Sentra SE-R, Nissan Sentra

Photography Credit: Mark Langello

Today’s Radwood stars often served as fodder for yesterday’s $2000 Challenge. Case in point: the 1991-’94 Nissan Sentra SE-R, the brand’s twin-cam sportster. 

New, these cars stickered right around $13,000–a good deal on the day’s market. Just a decade later, Jeff McNeil purchased this 1993 example for $1600 and brought it to the 2003 running of our $2000 Challenge. The car looked rather original and ran down the quarter-mile in 15.7 seconds–right where a stock one should have landed.  

Fast-forward to today, and Bring a Trailer recently got $33,500 for a Sentra SE-R in nearly new condition. 

Make your own low-buck memories at the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack, which returns May 27-28. Watch 2000challenge.com for details.

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Comments
Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/28/23 2:05 p.m.

Adjusting for inflation, that $13,000 MSRP comes to about $28,700 in today's money.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/23 4:05 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

Adjusting for inflation, that $13,000 MSRP comes to about $28,700 in today's money.

I recently came across all of the paperwork from my SE-R: window sticker, lease agreement*, etc. I even found the second key. 

*IIRC, I paid like $187/month with very little down. 

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