After doing some searching/calling around, I was able to find a good deal. This place near me has about 30 engines for my car and several under 25k miles. I'm looking at one w/ 17k from a 97 buick, one w/ 19k from a 98 buick, and one w/ 23k also from a 98 buick. All cost $850. This place also installs them for $650. Best of all they have a 100 day parts/labor warranty. $1500 is damn good.
I planned on spending that much this summer on mods so if i can borrow some money from the parents, they'll be paid off by the fall plus i'll have all of my insurance money covered for a year from june
(summer internships are nice)
I also was looking around for a l67 but couldn't find any in my area past a 95 so it wouldn't be a series 2, not to mention the miles on the ones i did find.
Man, i'm pretty happy about this one. Still a little pised that i can't do any modding but having an engine that has 80k less miles on it is good for a few ponys right? And i get to keep my bonnie good as new w/ a new engine and tranny plus everything else i replaced over the years.
Just thought i'd keep ya posted