This car doesn't sound too bad to me, if you want a winter project that
could be drivable in the spring. It might take up to $1000 to make it
usable (not perfect), given seats, gauge faces, batteries and brake
components; so I wouldn't offer over $1500. That leaves a little slack
for the inevitable unforeseen glitches. Oil pressure looks good, at
least. Interior stuff is pretty straightforward -- you just buy the stuff
and put it in (OK, the tunnel carpet may not be all that simple). Same
with the brakes, except for the tedious bleeding process.
I was recently quoted $250 for a 100-mile flatbed transport, so his cost
sounds reasonable, and much less hassle than doing it yourself in the
snow, for what would wind up almost the same price, I would think.
I would think he'd go for $1500 "as is" just to get it off his lot. There
is always a certain element of risk, but for that price I don't think
you'd be too far wrong. At any rate, when the weather warms up you could
always find another "sucker"... <g>
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.