This is sort of an off-beat question, but I'm a writer working on a project, and I was wondering if I could lean on the members of this forum for their expertise. Here's my question:
What might be a reasonable price for someone to pay for a 1988 Airstream Excella 25’ (in decent condition, but certainly not mint or highly restored/customized) in 1999? Also, per the NADA guide, the "suggested list price" in 1988 would have been $25,061.
In the fictional story I'm working on, I have a character paying $9500 for his (bought directly from the previous owner). Now, I realize that the price of Airstreams can vary widely, but does this pass the smell test? Too high? Too low? Again, my guy is buying his '88 Excella in 1999 -- not 2013.
Many, many thanks!