My head gasket has a small crack in the rear facing side. It’ll cost me around $2100 to fix. My car is Blue Book valued at around $1500-3500 (2002, 159,000 miles, MT). The thing is, my car is a Color Concept, one of the rare manuals as well. It’s got a custom carbon fiber hood as well. It’s a pretty special car to me, as it was given to me by my grandfather as my first car. I work part time (student), and if I want to get the work done, it’ll cost ALL of my money that I earn into this fall. Does anyone know if Color Concept cars are worth more? Mine is yellow, with the manual, which I’m fairly certain is really rare. I’m just not sure what to do. It’s a lot of money to fix it, but I want to save the car. I think the gasket has been leaking a little bit for at least a year (I think so because it was the only reason they could find for an issue I had with my oil that’s been going on for over a year). Could this mean more internal damage, and more cost once they pop the head off? Any advice or opinions on the subject would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.