I'd say if your wheels lack curb rash and are in good shape, you should be able to at least make a couple bucks. Those wheels you posted look pretty solid with non-offensive styling, but any idea on the maker?
Also, you might want to look into refurbing your headlights. Some gradual wet sanding from 1000 to 3000 and then a protective film from Xpel or the like would do it wonders like I did for my Acura.
you can of course cycle down through your gears as you decelerate with the clutch down.
both clutch and brakes being wear components, imo its 6 of one half dozen of the other as far as the best way to stop.
that said, my jeep is geared tall and it's more expensive to change out a clutch than brakes so on the freeway i prefer compression slowing and on city streets i use my brakes in neutral
This is generally how I operated, come to think of it.