Well forget this. The car is a 30 foot queen. Looks great from afar. I think he's also messed it up quite a bit since taking those pics - the front lip has huge paint gouges, he must have curbed it often. The coolant bubbles pretty hard, the block may actually be cracked. The body is rusted quite a bit, and the interior is really worn out. Guy should be ashamed of himself - telling me that "with a new headgasket and new fenders or a bit of rust work, it will be like new". I figured he didn't even know about the other rust spots, I'm like there are big rust patches around the trunk, he's like "yeah...". Little shit.
Anyway, for anyone who wants to see what an engine farting exhaust into the coolant passages looks like here: