The one picture that the seller did manage to email me looked pretty good for a $500 OBO parts car, but I wanted to be sure and asked for a few other shots from many different angles. Told him just what I had in mind, what I was looking for and to take a bunch of pics, as many as he could and email them to me so I could be sure as to just what I was looking at. I assured him that I wasn't going to be upset if he flooded my addy with pics.
I get this in return,....
Two pictures,......??! Dude are you kidding me, you're in KS, I'm in LA, the car looks like what I'm looking for, but I don't wanna drive waaaay up there to see something in person that I didn't count on when looking at just these three pictures.
Lets try the direct appraoch and ask for the specific areas that I want to see.
Can you take a few pictures of the interior or whats left of the interior,...the rear floor will be replaced, cowls all leak, so just show me whats there.
What about the rear can u snap a few shots of the quarters, are the quarters banged up, rusted, even there,..tell me.
How about specific damage, just take some shots of the damaged areas. This might be a better approach, just tell what all thats bad about the car, whats rusted, smashed, missing, bent, again, the car looks good, but I'll be pizzed if I drive up there and see anything that I wasn't expecting.
Mostly afraid of front frame rot, rocker rot, roof rot, anything more that the usual quarter panel rust and other expected hit and miss damage from almost 50 yr old car.
Seller says that he'll round up some pictures and get them over to me.
One week goes by, he's still working on the pics, another week, still no pictures,..dude WTF??!! Whatever, time to move on, sounds like this car has damage or rust that he doesn't want to actually point out to someone, but mabye he'll feel bad about not pointing it out to me after such a long azz drive up there to see it, and he knows I'll see..what!!??
But its only a $500.00 parts car, why is he calling it a parts car, all the parts cars that I've come across all have something missing, something's not there,...doors, fenders, hood, trunk, something always been removed already, or smashed. All of the car seems to be there, I don't wanna come right out and ask why he selling it so cheaply, but why? It appears to be a solid project car not a parts car.
Whatever, somethings appears to be up, lets just move on and keep looking.
Nothing to see here folks, lets keep it moving, please keep it moving, everythings OK, nothing to see here.