It looks nice, but looks can be deceiving. Make sure you check it out thoroughly before buying.
What do I need to check?
This is what I checked and found out so far (sorry for my elaborate descriptions, since English is not my first language):
- checked bottom of fenders and doors for rust and/or filler: looks very clean. There is only a small speck of superficial rust on the left front fender, where the paint was chipped
- engine bay looks very clean, new black paint on inside, car started quickly and ran good (stationary)
- exhausts look new
- trunk looks like it received a treatment with the same black stuff you see under cars often (not sure how it's called)
- interior looks very clean, two small rips in bench, drivers side.
- dashboard, steering wheel and column are very clean, some small scratches in paint on column
- floor carpet looks very clean
- dials in dashboard look as good as new, odo reads 17k miles
- wheels look like brand new and have the text "disc brakes" on them (car also has ventilated disc brakes, also shown on brake pedal)
- chrome looks like new
- original service book is still with the car (the book with the metal plate in it)
In my opinion this car is too clean overall to be a "quick spray over" job
Many parts of this car look like new or are in very good used condition. The things I wasn't able to determine are:
- engine state (no excess smoke when running stationary)
- engine originality (engine looks new/replaced?)
- I wasn't able to drive the car since it was surrounded by other cars in the showroom
- transmission: Powerglide or Turbo Hydramatic?