Im not saying its bs or legit. But there are certainly several things about the car that raises an eyebrow. Its obvious things were added and changed out, freshened up etc. Car has also been repainted or touched up. You can see over spray or sanding dust in the trunk on the corner marker lights and wheel well humps.
There is a lot of overspray. Krylon and Earl Sheib (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Scheib
) would be proud!!
I want to comment on the build date, 3E. This must have been a time when parts shortages where prevalent. I say this because I, too, have a 3E car (Yellow). 1st, according to the CRG production # by month chart, the last March car was 623587. This car (Ebay) is 1576 past that #, my car is almost 5000 units past that #! This illustrates, just because your tag has a certain date, it does not always correlate with the calendar date exactly(I believe it says this in the CRG report). 2nd, the drivetrain components,their dates are very close to car's build date(I am not trying to say anything is right or wrong, just an observation). Eng= 3/28, Rear = 3/31, whereas my car's rear is 4/07!! Think about how close these components are compared to the trim tags and Vin next time you're questioning whether an axle or whatever can be that close to the build date. 3rd, and last, I wonder why sell date (7-3) is almost 3 months after build date, could have been a sales demo? Just an observation.
Oh, and one other thing, I very much dislike the "barn find "over usage/mis-usage prevalent these days. Barn find can mean many different things depending where you are from. Just down the road, in Lexington,Ky (where thoroughbreds for the derby are raised) a barn can be a multi-million dollar edifice, much nicer than the majority of homes in this country and cleaner and warmer (right now). Here, where I live in S.W. Ohio, Appalachia, tobacco growing country, a barn is more of an open air shack with weathered siding,Rock foundation, tin roof, and dirt floor and mostly open to the elements and critters. A year or so in my barn, you would be sweeping up your car with a dust pan,lol. Although, I have seen some cool stuff found around these parts, just not in the best of shape though. My point, all around the country, barn find can mean different things and conjure up different images, but barn find to me usually would indicate a pretty rough car needing rust repair (moisture), paint (droppings from birds,coons etc...), and interior (mice, mold) and all rubber dry rotted as well.