I realize they are on time constraints but the way they seem to buy cars is a sure invitation to get burned. I had a friend who was selling a 1956 Corvette, black with silver coves and red interior. It was a 3-speed straight drive. It was a beautifully restored car but its main attraction was that it was one of only 111 of the 2x4 265 CI engine with the Duntov high-lift camshaft. It was the real deal. He had bought the car from the original owner in 1975 and had all the paperwork confirming the engine.
He advertised the car on the internet. He immediately received a call from a prospective buyer who said he was a player if the car was the real deal all over, meaning all original parts. My friend assured him this car had had very little repairs or replacements in its lifetime and original parts were rebuilt when possible. The car had 40 some thousand original miles on it.
The prospect said he was traveling several hundred miles to see this car. He would be pulling an enclosed trailer for the car and cash money for its purchase BUT he would require a full day to fully inspect every square inch of the car, including the underside. My friend felt confident in the car’s originality.
The man arrived early one morning. He put coveralls on upon his arrival and began an EIGHT-HOUR inspection. He laid under the car as much as he was on top of it. After he finished, he got up and told my friend it was the real deal and he was highly impressed. He looked over all the paperwork my friend had and presented him with the cash and began loading the car in his trailer for its journey to its new home.
Frank, THAT is the way you buy a Corvette.