I saw one last summer at a flea market that I thought was in amazing condition with a stick shift. I think it was original except for maybe the tires. When I asked how much it was, the seller was asking $600, and I thought that was too much. (I really don't know enough to appraise them).
I currently have a red one in worn condition that a friends father gave me to restore for his grandchild, I was originally just going to make it ride able again for him, and not pay attention to keeping it original, but when I told him I think it might be worth a little bit of money, he told me to take my time and try to sell it for him instead. I'm still missing a rear fender, a right side break lever, and the seat has a few tears. Since he is not in a rush, I haven't done much with it yet, and I'm hoping to do a little research and maybe find the original needed parts somewhere next summer.
I know the seller- this Bike is completely OG and yes that’s what these early mint ones especially lime can bring. The seller is one of the highest rated people in the Stingray hobby. He buys and sells tons of parts and makes a killing at swaps because everyone goes to his trailer that’s how much stuff he has. Awesome guy.