if its in good shape i would jump on it. if its in poor shape, i would wait because depending where you live, you can probably get the same car for $3000. also how many miles, have the tranny, optispark, or water pump been replaced? this can make a difference in whether or not the car is worth it. with a police car also consider the interior carpet and seats, rubber or fabric? i looked at so many junked out lt1 9c1s, until i finally settled on a cleaner civ version with the L99. i paid $4300, its a 94 with 97k miles, and a nearly perfect body, and i thought that was afair price.