I agree 100% Jim. With the state the car's currently in, claims being suggested by the seller are just about impossible to verify. A real 68 L89 Convertible is extremely rare and worth a TON of money if it can be authenticated, even in poor condition. I don't want to see Todd buy a base car at a premium price just because some of the components "might" indicate an L89.
Todd, send me all 100 pictures you took of the car and we'll go from there.