Missing R on hood. Pass side interior door handle messed up. LH door panel door pull insert not sitting properly. LH door latch screw--one seems to be messed up. Wrong colour blue on engine. Door mirrors look like them may interfere with vent windows.
With the VIN, what is important that the fender VIN matches the title. The door data plate has nothing to do with the "legality" of the VIN or car.I definitely agree with everyone else about buying site unseen. Convertibles require extra due diligence underneath due to rust.
Other areas to consider..
History on the car
Previous owners that you may talk to
Receipts, bill of sale, and other documentation
Confirmation that fender Vin matches door data plate.
My story is just like yours. I always swore I would never buy a car sight unseen. I had owned two other classic Mustangs including a GT/CS. Found this one in Mid-December. The seller could not have been more forthcoming. Problem was trying to fly to Miami 4 days before Christmas was expensive as only full fare first class seats were available for about $2,500. Bought it sight unseen. I was so pleased with it and still am. If I had gone down there and the seller was driving a harder bargain, I would have paid more for it.I'll agree with the previous comments but will throw y'all a curveball.
I bought my Fastback (and first Mustang) 9 years ago. I searched nationwide for almost a year for a '66 Fastback that fit my criteria. I wanted one of two colors, Tahoe Turquoise as a 1st choice and Emberglo as a 2nd choice. Also it had to have the matching "Pony" interior. Engine had to be a 289 with preferably a 4-speed. The car I found fit everything I was looking for with the exception it was an automatic. The car was in the greater Boston area, I was in South Dakota.
Correspondence with the (private) seller in my opinion was excellent. He answered every question I had and provided to me pictures/video of everything I asked for and more. I felt he was honest and truthful and a deal was struck. So, in a sense, I bought mine "sight unseen" having never laid eyes or hands on it in person but felt like I knew it inside and out. I arranged shipping and upon arrival to SD, I found a car that was exactly as described by the seller with no surprises.
Ask me now if I would do it that way again and I would tell you with what I know now, no way.
I'd spend the money to: A) Look at in person or B) Find someone in close proximity to the car's location to do an inspection for me.
This forum is a great resource. Utilize it to its fullest extent. There are so many members here that are more than happy to share their expertise and experiences and can guide you appropriately. I'm just thankful that I didn't have to share a horror story about my purchase.
Looking at this one on BaT versus the one the OP posted, and also knowing the asking price of the one the OP posted, I would be following the BaT auction and bid on it before pursuing the OP posted car assuming that you were buying sight unseen. From viewing all the pictures of both cars, the BaT car just appears more honest - my .02 for what it's worth.@classic kit Check out this car on BaT. This is the only way I would even consider buying a car sight unseen. Good luck!
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