Originally Posted by krivkraft5
Can you guys reccomend any one method of finding cars in my area?
To find the car you want within that price range I think you might have to expand your search area well beyond just "local". Buying and selling hot rods has now become an international marketplace. And with rare exception, it is a perfectly safe and sane way to buy and/or sell. Even if you can not personally travel cross country to inspect the car, you can hire a legitimate appraisal service (fees range from $125-$300) to inspect the car for you. It can then be shipped to your doorstep. You can then use the internet to do your shopping. And there are dozens of good sites that specialize in classifieds for rods (you can google them up). You'll still have to be patient, but I think this is your best shot at finding what you want.