yeah.. i was hoping someone lived close enough... and if they had the know-how... to do an inspection over the car... checking the paint (with a paint meter if accessible), any body issues, engine (compression test if possible), check the oil for grime/sludge/excessive fuel, etc etc... interior as well.. see how well kept it is...etc..
he seems like an upfront guy.. but a 2nd opinion from someone who actually meets him and sees the car is always a better option.
Just letting you know Dave, I don't mind meeting up with you half way to do the inspection. Not trying to screw anyone here, just being honest. So if you wanna meet me half way, you can do the inspection.