I would definatly check it out, since you don't live to far away and if you are seriously considering buying it. A numbers matching car doesn't bring more than any other, people just don't care around here. Believe me you won't get more for a shining COPO over a blown 307 former 6 banger with a lot of chrome. I go to a lot of US car meeting and about 95% don't know the difference between a small and bigblock, and everybody with chrome valvecovers has 500 hp. So whatever a salesman tells them, they will believe it instantly. Most of the time they have some papers with it and they say "all the papers are here". So a phonecall before you go would be wise, maybe this is one of the very few that knows what he is talking about, but i doubt if he knows what you talk about when you mention POP or builtsheet. I could also take a look for you, i live 10 miles from them, or go with you if you feel like it. I know a little about bodywork, and about where to look since i disassembled mine... This is quite a hefty price tag, a friend of mine paid about $9000 for a great looking stock '68 with a 307. I paid $6000 for my stock '69 with some rust on the outside (floor is ok). People around here don't care wich engine it has as long as it's a V8. They bump into trouble after they have bought it and start modifying it. My friends first mod was replace the accelerator pedal for a chrome foot, and replace the stock beatiful 307 (wich strangely didn't have 350 hp
) with a blown 400 (at least 550 hp
) smallblock wich ate itself within 500 miles, 4" dual exhaust and NO headers (too expensive) and cut a hole in the hood to clear the aircleaner. Just a typical dutch steetmachine guy
Well just a little rambling from me, but i hope you know what i mean.
PS. I'm not into numbers matching, just in good taste and combo's that work, a heavily modified car can be a thing of beauty