I've bought and sold a fair number of cars, but most all for daily transportation. With a few notable exceptions, all were pretty straightforward deals... buy a new or not-too-old car from a dealer or private individual, nothing special. But what I'm contemplating now is quite a bit different. I've found a classic ragtop Mustang at a classic & antique car dealer a couple of states away. As far as I can tell all they do is hot rods, classics and exotics. If the car lives up to the comprehensive set of detailed pictures and a video they have posted, it's almost exactly what we've been toying with the idea of owning some day. Most importantly, it's the year and color that my wife would like better than any other -- and does not appear to need anything in the way of body work, paint, interior, etc. It's a super nice looking car, but not a really hot combination in high demand and not a concours show car. I'm sure there are those here who have done this. I haven't, not with something like this. Going to see this thing will involve a 13-14 hour round trip by car, or 6 hours flying. I think the price they have listed is reasonable, given the condition and equipment. My plan is to show up, NOT let them know I just drove seven hours to get there, and if there aren't any hidden defects set about making a deal. I'd welcome advice about how these things are usually paid for, best way to negotiate the price, etc. The asking price is roughly $25K. I have NO idea how much negotiating room is there typically is on something like this, or how classic car places typically handle payment. And I have no intention of making that trip twice; if I buy it, it's going home with me. Advice?