Hey all this is my first post so hello! Been working on an owner of a '69 for about 15 years now and he's finally ready to sell. Now we're working on an offer. First I have to say that I would love if it's a real numbers matching Z but even if it wasn't I'm still interested in it. Went to check out some of the numbers today and just at first glance here are the three observations:
1. Engine code is was machined off when the block was decked.
2. Cowl ID looks good... X33
3. Block casting number looked good... 3932386
Car ran but about 8 years ago but hasn't been started since. It obviously is a project car but it's actually it's in pretty good condition considering being stored outside for the last few years. No major rust. The owner actually started work on it and had most items for restore and already has seats upholstered.
Currently has about $8k in parts. Owner has major money so we're thinking he only wants what he has in it. So my question is what should I expect to pay considering we're not 100% all numbers match? We offered $8k and he said he's thinking he wants a little more but is going to get back to us. Again all numbers matching would be awesome but not a deal breaker for me.
What would be the max you'd be willing to go knowing what I've verified so far?https://plus.google.com/photos/110391356792149954266/albums/5942063136922637537?authkey=CImb6IXc6cfM5AE