I'm new around here and new to D90s and so would really appreciate any wisdom any of you veterans would be willing to bestow. (Until now I've only had expertise in convertible 68 and 69 GTOs, so am humbled due to my lack of knowledge here.)
First, if anyone can point me towards what I'm looking for and give me any guidance about what I should expect to pay, I'd be grateful.
More specifically, I'm in Northern California and looking for a vehicle that will be my daily driver but that is in very good condition (very reliable, looks good, etc.). Reasonable mileage (under 100k). Ideally, I would like one with a factory removable hard top (soft top is fine, but definitely not a SW). The year isn't a big deal for me (94, 95 or 97) although a/c would be good, and I would probably prefer manual over automatic. Color -- yellow, green, black [or perhaps red].
My last purchase was a 68 conv. GTO with a history in FL and NY -- rust under the paint. I learned my lesson about rust and want to avoid that here -- although I'm willing to ship one if it's the right truck/deal. (I do wonder about buying before I know it will pass a CA smog test.)
I've been closely following the asking prices and looking for a good match, and think for the most part trucks fitting my description range anywhere from $29k to $50k. I am thinking I will need to spend $35 to $40k to get what I describe above.
Getting back to my first question -- please let me know if I should adjust my thoughts and whether you have any suggestions on where to be looking (here, craigslist, ebay, hemmings, DuPont).
Second, what would one like the following '95 be worth in your opinion (assuming it's sound, this seems like it would be like something I would be interested in)
Thanks in advance for any advice you're willing to offer!