Most, if not all, of the "Rides" kits had some, um, "interesting" features. The 65 Ford and the 55 Nomad had lowered suspensions achieved by "bending" the rear axles. The 40 Ford Sedan Delivery; well, you can see the box art. Basically, the whole series is, um, fubar, but good for parts.
Don't let it get to you; those types are all over Craigslist; "Yeah, we have a deal; first one here with the cash ..." Had the same thing happen to me. I had called the guy, made a deal, he was giving me directions to his place and his neighbor walks up and gives him cash. 'Uh, sorry dude, I just sold it.' He's giving me directions and making another deal on it at the same time! Other side of the coin; I was selling a car. Guy wants it, he's hooking up his trailer right now and he'll be here in an hour. No show. Three days later he calls and wants to show up at 6 in the evening. "Weren't you supposed to be here like three days ago? Where are you coming from, Argentina? Car's sold!" The flakes are everywhere. Oh, word of advice: have ready access to the cash before going shopping. Nothing irritates a seller like having to wait for someone to arrange their finances.