Without exception the people I talked to were very nice, friendly, and helpful. I called on several that were out of my price range ($16,000 to $20,000) just to get information. Many of these people knew each other as well. One that I called on was $25,000 but the guy was really nice. He was a mechanic and his was a California car that had a fresh rebuild after blowing during the Virginia City Hillclimb. The car had been driven and almost everything had been gone through. "Name a part and I've either replaced or fixed it," he said. I kept calling around and looking. After a month or so I called him back and asked if he'd dropped his price. He had. Now, he was asking a firm $20,000, enough to pay for the rebuild on the engine and the gearbox. I was seriously interested and took notes on all that he'd done - 2 pages typed!