I am new here and would like to stir up the opinion pot a little. I just pulled the trigger on a 1960, bright red with white coves. I am hoping I didn't pay too much. This is a non number matching car. 350 with headers, exhaust all the way and out the bumper, Muncie 4spd, disc brakes, new american spoke mags, brand new Goodyear tires. All bumpers, grill, windows, stainless on coves all look good. I paid an appraiser to go check it out as it is across the country. I could tell from the dealers pictures that the car was pretty rough once you got by the nice paint. Sloppy wiring, battery in trunk etc. I was mainly concerned about the frame and the body. He said the body was original and showed no signs of repair anywhere. All the seams looked good, very minimal amount of small cracks. Interior is worn black, but all there. it has the 6500 red-line tach. No hard top, white soft top. The disc brake conversion looks sanitary, new wheel cylinders can be seen along with all new steel lines, done well. but the frame...pretty bad by my standards, for back east this is mild rust. It shows evidence of small patch work just under the forward leaf spring mounts, and on the rear cross-member. The usual places. He said the thing runs strong, trans felt real good, no rattles, no squeaks, very tight for the way it looked. They had this thing priced over $50,000 and dropped it to 49,000 just as I noticed it. I saw the rust in the pictures they sent me, called and got them down to $40,000 and got it for that. I don't have a lot more than that so I felt good to even get one as I have been looking for a while and man they ask a lot for paint and interior when most of the time the under side or the engine is badly in need of help. I ran my own auto repair business for 35 years, still have the shop, so I am OK fixing this thing. I figure if all else fails I'll stick a frame under it with a body this good. I have two 283's, that are early 60s, maybe one is a 60, I hope. I plan to slowly get it a little more stock appearing. I do like the wheels very much so they'll stay for now. I am going to try to post a picture here if I can figure it out. Did I pay too much?