Re: Old guy, new member
My first car was a '71 RS 350 (Daytona Yellow w/black interior, 4 speed). Bought it myself at 19 for $800, great car.
Later on, my twin boys got my wife's '67 SS/RS 350 for high school use and I taught them to drive stick at 15. Although they tried their best, they still crashed the car a few times during their high school years. The car survived and so did the two of them.
Looking back on it, it might have been a better idea (less heartbreak) to get them a more throw away car like an old Honda or something, but they still have their shared '67 Camaro and enjoy it occasionally.
Hope your son's careful and buckles up.
Plan for the worst, hope for the best.