Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sluis, Zeeland, The Netherlands aka Holland
Tracyracy, first of all I don't know what you've been telling to Kyle and I don't know what he has asked to you about the car, so this is just my opinion.
I have to say that I understand Kyle. He just want to be sure he doesn't buy a Z-clone for that amount of money. I don't think this has to be a "you have to trust me" thing, I think this is more a "I just want to be EXTRA sure" thing. The reason I write this is that I once trusted a salesman, and lucky for me (thanks to everybody at this site who provided me with the right car data!!!) I finally knew this car was not carrying the right vin-tags, so I didn't bought the car. It was a '68 camaro 50% restored, a few dents on the hood, no tranny, no engine and a few interior adjustments needed to be done. A perfect project-car for me.
Anyway I didn't knew much about ALL the details of the car. I knew the things I needed to know such as a real '68SS has multileafs etc. I did a bit of research on this before I went to the salesman, but probably not enough on the legal aspects.
I think every salesman says that he can be trusted, otherwise he'll be ruining his business. Please don't get me wrong, I don't say you can't be trusted, I only say that maybe you should told him why this is a real Z28. You knew that he probably is not an expert on a Z28, cause Z28's didn't get an A/C for example, so why would he ask?!. Don't say that he should have known the right questions, just tell him that the Z28 never had A/C etc.
And Kyle.....when buying a classic car, please be better informed on the subject, it will help you alot asking the appropriate questions.
Goodluck to both of you.