I paid $3000 for my 29 roadster body and it is whipped. $6500 for a new body is a steal compared to the thousands of hours I will have into restoring mine. However I have more time than money, and im a decent fabricator. Plus I get a huge sense of satisfaction restoring an original. Its such a trip back in time thinking about the guy who put that rivet in, that I'm drilling out. The guys who say the prices are astronomical are nuts. Do you have any idea the ammount of $$$ and time it takes to design and tool up for an operation like body production???