We are members of the club that Harland belongs to and know him well. He is about as knowledgeable as they come. If anything, he is thorough.
At this moment his shop is doing a rotiserrie resto on our '70 mach (yes, its that rusty). We have been impressed with his (and his craftsmans) skill, honesty and mindfulness of our budget. We are expecting excellent results.
Licensed dealers are required to be bonded by the state they do business in. This fellow should be contacting the state of California about the problem. They would find the dealer. I am sure they would be very unhappy about anyone selling such a dangerous car.
How sad!It takes all kinds. My '66 drag car had a bad past. The PO took it down & borrowed $10K against it & never made a payment. When the wrecker arrived to repo it, the vin was different & on a rusty hulk. Sometimes I think the government should declare open season on these bastards!