67 GTO to buy? NEED HELP!
I have a opportunity to buy a 67 hadrtop GTO with a 400 motor and 4 speed.
The body is solid and straight , the pannels fit perfectly, there is no major rust at all just some minor surface rust spots. The chrome looks good but does have some minor dents. All the molding and badging is there with again some minor dents. The engine was rebuilt professionally about five years ago and sounds great. Everthing else seems to be working and it does have the 242 vin number which I understand is correct.
On the negatve side the owner only assumes that the motor is original and both he or myself have no clue how to verify this. --- The engine has dual AFB quads instead of the single factory 4 barrel (interesting, but not original) ---The transmission is a Saginor which I do not believe is correct. -- The rear seats are original and look good but the fronts have been replaced with some kind of cloth buckets which must have come from another model and do not match the back. The headliner is excellent and the door covers apparently have been replaced. LOTS of little things needed in this car but from 30 feet away it looks very nice. --- The gentlemen wants $6000.00 for the car and I have no idea if this is resonable price and would very much appreciate your expertise and opinion based on my description. I would love to have a classic muscle car and have always loved the older GTO's. I am 60 years old and have reasonable ability to fix some of the problems, but will definitely need professional services for the exterior etc.
Thank you very much !