I don't know what he actually paid originally, but I'd say roughly 14K or so. The 32K today is likely below the price he paid for it new, adjusted for inflation. He made back about 12K in 1983 dollars.
Considering no dividends other than taking up garage space somewhere and the cost for maintaining it, it's not a bad loss. If it had normal mileage he'd have taken it in the shorts if the goal was to make $$. Once again, no matter how nice the G-body on average, they're not as enamoring to the collector crowd.
Still, it's a very nice car which I wouldn't mind having myself. They did a great job preserving it and it looks awesome. But it's not for me at 32K.
There's always an azz for every seat. Regardless of price. There's always that one guy out there...
Should have just invested in GameStop stonks last week... ROI would have been better - could have bought the car and had tonnes of cash left over.