I am certain the previous owner's claims were legitimate, as we met face to face prior to the purchase. Also, all the service recs had his name with the "MD" after it. I made the buy from the owner himself, rather than through a dealer or broker.
Hopefully, the car was a wise buy. I planned on putting some work and money in the car and the price I bought it for allows even more cash for such things.
Thanks for the advice!!