Bob, If you don't mind telling me. What did you finally end up paying and how many miles. I just bought mine this past Friday from a private owner. It is Red (not my first choice) it has 47K miles and my final price after finding an oil leak was $18,300.
There was a Yellow 05 6 spd with 57K miles and they wanted $27K.
I have to get alignment and replace tires in next few months since two are old. I plan to also have all the fluids changed and possible tune up. Looks like the plugs might be fun to pull, however I did it on a Dodge Magnum Hemi which was no picnic.
I agree with you that the guages make it look more retro. Mine has that option as well.