Mera guy called, again, saying he was willing to be flexible on his price (oh really?) and could come down to $35,000. Heh. Not really wanting to prolong the whole thing, because I'm bored with it, I told him point blank that the car isn't worth more than $15000 at best, because it really is just a Fiero with a dealer-added body kit. He got mad. Then I added that it's in awful condition, inside and out, and was leaking oil in 3 places (valve covers, front seal, and oil pan), meaning that would need to be rebuilt. Factoring in parts and labor to restore it, I could give him $5,000. He hung-up on me. Damn, another missed opportunity, I'm crushed!
Really neat car here, it's the only black-on-black M/T F430 ever sold in the USA, one of only 3 ever made, and the only one with all available performance options that year (incl CC brakes). Also it's an `08 with only 10k miles on it and it's been mechanically upgraded to Scuderia spec (ECU and valve job), by a place we've actually heard of, is up-to-date on all service, and he was asking below book value.
It was one of the shortest negotiations ever, took ~7 minutes. The seller said, "I feel like I left money on the table", and I replied, "I feel the same way, so it's probably fine".