To finish this up....
I took a look at the car, under and around. Long story, short version: hit and repaired once in the front passenger side, once in the rear, dead center. and the repairs were not done as well as I would prefer. Also, I did not think the mantenance had been kept up with. (gunk under the oil cap). It was just not the car to buy.
Thanks for all of the advice. I will keep it in mind when I find the next one.
1989 560SEL (172k)
1989 325IC (122K)
2004 Suzuki Volusia LE (3500 miles)
2005 Yamaha Road Star (20 K miles)