I found any mn12 under 2k has either cancer , fade or a needs a new eng or trans...I've been seeing stock mn12 selling for more than id want
I see them for sale, I don't necessarily see them selling that high.
I'm not going to tell you what to sell it for, it's your car, you decide what it's worth to you. Just saying, in my personal opinion, I think you're asking a lot for a mostly stock car.
For example, I bought a fully PI swapped, tuned, rust free, lowered, braced, jmodded, 3.73 geared 97LX for $3000. The paint is worn out, but overall in excellent shape. Body and underbody are clean, it has a lot of the desireable to me modifications, and I felt it was worth $3000. If I were in the market, yours having mismatched bumpers and hood, being stock ride height, and having no real performance modifications to either the engine, transmission, or suspension, I just couldn't justify paying $2700 for it considering there are other cars for sale here with 32V swaps, lots of suspension modifications, etc for about the same price.
Now, seeing as how you like these cars alot too, and you have a great base to start with, it wouldn't be hard at all to put a 32v motor in yourself, upgrade the transmission, etc. You can learn a lot from these forums and you tube videos, up till last year, I had never pulled my own motor, and while I do have help with a good friend, we're doing all the work ourselves, and other than a few things like setting the timing and actually needing muscle to help pull/replace the motor, it's all on me. Just get a good manual, read up on the appropriate posts here, and make yourself a really bad ass, unique car that you really like.
Of course, that's all my opinion, you do what you want, and you sell it for what you think it's worth. Just giving my insight into it. Regarding my friend, he's only got about $1500, and I won't insult you by having him offer you that.
97 Thunderbird LX (The GT Bird)
2003 Explorer WAP block with Modular Head Shop "street ported" heads and Stage 2 PI NA cams, 75mm Accufab throttle body, C&L upper intake plenum, Kooks 1.75" primary/3" collector headers, 2.5" full exhaust with mid mount Magnaflow dual in/out muffler, 24lb/hr injectors, 80mm MAF, Tuning from Don @ www.lasotaracing.com
, CAI that feeds from fenderwell. Jmod, 3.73:1 TL in Mark VIII carrier, Mark VIII aluminum LCAs, 93 Mark VIII driveshaft, PBR brakes (soon to be Cobras), 18x9 wheels with 35mm offset, 255/40/ZR18 Tires, Front and Rear strut/shock bracing, GR-2 shocks, Eibach 1.5" springs, 1989 SC front and rear sway bars.