This reply is just for Ed....
"flawless car" and its "restoration done to concours specs"....Train wreck! Here is what I see just from pictures:
- front stripe incorrectly painted, must have been done by hand and 1/4" tape instead of 1/8", plus it ends wrong behind bumper.
- 67 driver side mirror with a bowtie? come on!
- wrong front spoiler
- 1969 14 x 7 rally wheels with 67 center caps
- wrong finish on tailpanel
- black paint does not go into door jambs for lower blackout
- steering wheel is repro
- ashtray should be black
- two different style of window cranks on front doors
- jack base and lift mechanism should be gray
- trunk floor has been replaced with cheap repro as drain plug area has not been cutout and no plug installed, wrong finish in trunk
- cheap repro trunk weatherstrip
- spare tire mounted wrong side up
- Firebird multileaf springs
- shock / spring mounting plate bolts too long
- gas tank straps do not use rubber insulation
- generic exhaust system with wrong style tailpipes (not oval shaped)
- bolts on crankshaft pulley are wrong style and finish
- alternator fan should be silver cad or zinc plated, not black
- voltage regulator is mounted in the wrong location
- reproduction radiator and shroud. Should have original parts with this low of advertised "original" miles.
- w/s washer jar is actually mounted in the location shown in the AIM, should be further forward as other bb RS cars built that week in both plants are further forward.
- air cleaner is the $20 local parts store 14" drop base unit that the base has been painted black on. Very easy to spot these.
- lots of incorrect underhood finishes along with the overkill of crayon marks.
- wrong exhaust manifolds (no smog holes), missing the AIR system, plus why in the crap is the wiper motor silver?!?!
- doesn't have the silver horizontal ribs on the grill.
Why didn't he post pictures of the stampings of the engine, trans, and rear axle?
What I don't understand is why would the original owner go to Louisville to buy this car when Jim Reed Chevrolet in Nashville since it was closer by 75 miles or more. Besides Jim Reed would have more than likely been the dealer to have such a car in stock? Martinsburg isn't really a city, it is more like a wide spot in the road close to the TN/KY state line above Cookeville TN. Most people in that area were/are farmers, and probably at that time most of the roads were still dirt or gravel. Fake buyer's name, fake rural route number, and a fake city make it pretty hard to track down a prior owner would it not? I'm not even sure that town actually existed in 1967 even as an "unincorporated town".....
As for the POP, it was an obvious repro/fake call it what you will. We have discussed this car privately and I will not divulge the issues with the POP due to the counterfeiters out there trying to correct their mistakes.....RatPack.........