If you are serious about the car, fly out there and check it out in person. A third party inspection, might not see your exact vision. And, as you know, cash talks, bullshit walks. The seller is paying fees for the Ebay sale. I'm relatively sure you could work a deal in person.
That is my old car. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the build during my ownership. It is a bit of a unique build. Smiths gauges instead of VDO, both nostrils, decals added after. Fog lights and side markers are as original as is the ID light.
Cars that don't work get no miles...cars that do work, get driven. My car has a butt load of miles. People tell me "you are hurting the value with miles" I say "well I guess I'll just drive it 'til it's worth nothing!"
I hear you, Rick. I'm just about to hit 17,000 miles with my car and it performs much better because I drive it as much as I can. I'm also a huge fan of paint protection film and ceramic coating. My car looks like it was imported into the U.S. last week. If you take care of these cars, they'll last a very long time.