I'm assuming that you are referring to 1988 and prior production. The boat is rock solid and there is a thread on here specifically discussing how one person really did an amazing job on his. There are pics of him on the board basically was doing a "wheelie" with his boat, the bow straight up to the sky.
I was bidding on a 30ft Condurre on ebay in April, another good one. 17k is a high price, unless in really super condition.