I'm new to this, and I am looking for some advice on a car I've found in my local area. I hate to be the annoying newb, but the asking price is about the entirety of the VA disability backpay check I got in May. I do not want to get screwed over, and I'm afraid to lose all of that money and look like a fool.
The car is a 1966 GTO Hardtop coupe with about 60,000 miles. The paint looks great, but I can't seem to find a name for it, or even a similar color on another gto. The AC is out, but other than that, everything functions as it should. The owner has thousands of dollars worth of invoices, along with auction docs with the price he paid. It is PHS certified, owner has original invoice as well. No rust, frame is solid, fresh headliner. Only issue is that the numbers do not match - the car is from April 66, but the motor is from May 66.
Owner paid $26k in 2010, he is asking the same now. Owner is also service connected disabled, and he bought the car with his backpay. I don't get the feeling that he's lying or over exaggerating, he has been honest as far as I can tell. He is not in a hurry to sell, so he actually advised me to get other peoples opinions online. Car is not being advertised online or otherwise, it's just sitting in his driveway for a few hours everyday on a lightly traveled road.
Pics are below, I appreciate any responses.