You just learned a costly lesson we all have at sometime. Gateway has a large ebay business with a very poor rating adds state you can do a full inspection. When you buy any used car it's going to be as-is regardless of what any sales person says it needs to be in writing. Once you pay the money & sign the papers it's yours even if it won't start to drive it off the lot.
If a dealer or person won't allow a full inspection that's enough to walk away. Even if you bought this at Barrett Jackson once it's signed for it's yours but they do a full inspection before accepting any car for auction.
'I've carried an awl in my pocket for the purpose of checking for rotten floor pans when nobody's looking I stab several spots that are known to rot out even underneath on fender wells, their not happy to see rust on the floor & I've been threatened with suits for it & thrown out of the showroom. I just tell them it's their rust bucket clean up the mess or I'll counter suit for false advertising.
Good luck with your restoration it looks like from what they are asking for cars you already have a lot invested. Will it be worth anything close after its restored?
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Some previous cars: 68 Shelby GT500 428 Auto, 40 Chev Coupe 283, 47 Fiat Topolino B/A Chev 288 Hilborn, 64 Plymouth 426 Hemi SS/BA, 70 & 71 Cuda & Challenger 426 Hemi SS/AA, 55 Chev 327, 55 Chev Nomad 283, 57 Chev Nomad 327,
57 Pontiac Safari 389, 63 Corvette 327, 68 Cougar XR7 302, 68 Camaro RS/SS 327
69 Camaro Z28 396, 73 Olds Cutlass Supreme 455 4 sp
Last edited by Bob & Sue; 01-03-2018 at 09:38 AM.