Okay, Tony, you're right.
The White Letter Tires are on backwards ("officially" you'll need to have them dismounted and rebalanced. You may not really want to do so, but you will want to tell the seller about the cost to you to correct the issue, and get a corresponding reduction in price
It has Headers -- Date Code Correct Exhaust Manifolds
will be expensive and difficult to locate (whether or not you want headers is up to you, but same as above
The AIR System
is missing (same as above
Spark Plug Wires and wiring methodology is wrong.
WSW Pump outlet
is wrong (should be off white plastic outlets
The Upper Radiator Hose
is wrong (some may argue that the top radiator hose should be the Heavy Duty piece used with A/C. This one has the wrong markings.
should be black in color.
does not have the correct divorced Choke mechanism. Perhaps the Carb is incorrect
It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I don't believe that's a Winters "163" Intake Manifold
. Wrong Carb and Wrong Intake are a big deal
There's a metal tube running from by the Heater to the rear of the Carb -- I have no idea what that's supposed to be (I suspect it's for a manual choke
) -- it's not right plus you'll have an extra hole in your firewall.
The Valve on the Power Brake Booster
should be off white.
The Cigar Lighter
is wrong (it doesn't match the other, correct radio knobs
There's an extra knob
mounted on the Dash below the Cigar Lighter. That knob is totally wrong (the extra knob may be for a pull choke, and if it is that's an expensive wrong -- you'll have to have the Plastic Dash replaced. That is one big job at about 10 to 14 hours shop time: $100.00 an hour
That Hurst Floor Shifter
is not the correct shifter and that wood knob is wrong.
The door latch posts
have been painted over. It concerns me that the painter didn't even bother to remove the posts. RED FLAG ref: body work/paint quality
! The Clock Knob
The passenger side rear door panel
needs some repair.
The paint on the Glove Box Door
doesn't match the rest of the dash or vice versa.
The Steering Wheel
is cracked and will need to be repaired.
The "chrome" paint on the Steering Wheel Center
is all rubbed off. Repaint/replace.
The Tail Pipes
hang down too low and the Chrome Exhaust Tips
It's a nice color, but I'm not partial to Vinyl Tops.
On a positive note: the Parking Brake rubber pad appears to be original/correct.
In my honest option they're trying to sell a 30K to 35K car for way more than it's worth -- this assessment being based on their presentation/photos. Maybe it does have matching numbers, however I'd have to see some documentation of the car being a Factory SS396. Whereas, an actual number matching engine works for me for documentation, what about the numbers on the tranny, the rear axel, Alternator? Intake? Water Pump? Distributor? etc. ALL THESE THINGS and more make a car "Number Matching" and thereby command the high bucks.
This one doesn't.