Over a year ago, it was nice and clean but not 15k miles and mint. Any car with such low mileage is more than the owners baby and a '96 with 15k miles wasn't even driven 2000 miles per year. Sellers always place a higher value on their cars and a car like this the seller usually doesn't have to get rid of. I have seen low mile 3rd gens listed in the $18 - $20k range. In many ways it's just like the classics with respect to selling, the seller can set his price and even though you or I don't agree someone will have to have the car and it will sell at close to what the seller wants. How do you think classic car dealerships manage to stay in business? Around here they get $5k more on most everything they list than you or I might find reasonable.When?
That's a tough decision there. You could get a nice LS1 SS car for that price range but they made a lot more LS1 SS cars so they may not hold value like a 96 SS might. I sold a 96 SS hardtop with automatic and 86K miles back in 2006 for $7500 but it wasn't 100% original or mint condition either. I paid $13K for my current 2000 SS with 33K miles and it's an automatic as well. I've seen some 6 speed 99-2001 SS cars with under 50K miles in the $12-16K range just to give some rough idea. If that car is really in mint condition with all the paperwork it might be in the right price range. But if you plan on putting some miles on it then you might want to look for something with more miles and a lower price.He has not put a final price on it. He is looking somewhere between 15 and 16,000.