I just had my convertible done, very little body work had to be done, car was stripped of all chrome, when the bodyshop got the car, it still had to be blocked and a couple areas needed a little bondo, total cost $2800.00. It came out very nice. I have a friend that owns a bodyshop and they have been slow, so the prices are coming down. $3500.00 will get you an extremley nice paint job, providing there is not a lot of bodywork, and you take off all the chrome. These are Idaho prices, not big city prices.