The coating is being suppled by Laeur to me (manufacturer of DuraCoat) - so that only cost time and labor on my end. I try and pay myself in Hotdogs per hour! In other words, I'd estimate maybe $100.00 or less in materials (sanding/prepping items) that are not from Laeur directly.
As indicated in previous posts, the buggy shipped runs about $8,000 - set of street tires ran about $550 and then misc modifications here and there, probably another couple of hundred. Still well under $10,000 if I had to take a guess.
Yes, American manufacturers charge ALOT for their UTVs. But I suppose the trade off is a warranty that is worth a crap and readily available service locations. Technically the buggy I got has a 6 month warranty, but I did my research and realized I am better off troubleshooting any issues on my own.
I really wanted an Artic Cat Sport (Wildcat) to convert to a street legal machine), but yea... $17,000 + taxes - whatever.
951cc verses 1000cc that I have.
The other thing was the Wildcat clocks in at a 64" width, which moves it into a classifiable ATV category by GA law. By 1" - so while I am sure it can be modded to put it beyond that, my buggy clocks in at 75" giving me huge width numbers outside of ATV categorization by the state.
Truth me told, if the Wildcats were more like $10,000 I would have seriously considered it (I wanted new, not used). If I made my buggy worth $17,000 it would wipe the floor with a Wildcat utterly even though technically right now it can.