I agree, all my cars have been from Cali, NC or SC, when I got them all had arrow straight solid bodies, I know I paid more than if I bought them in NE however in the end I saved a ton of money. None needed metal work, just get the gaps perfect and strip them and re-paint them, as soon as you get into floors, quarters, extensive metal-work the price blows way past what I would have paid for shipping them to Ma. I did luck out in that all 3 were brought to Ma by someone else and they sold them within a year or so of ownership so I did not have to deal with the shipping hassle. My Nova was bought from a friend who had it shipped from Cali to Ma over 30 years ago. The car was in his finished basement (yes as a piece of art) for over 30 years when he decided to let it go, plus I nagged him for 20 years to give me first call if he ever decided to sell it.Wish I had a trailer and ability to broker deals across state lines.. lol. I could help keep the midwest and east coast in solid cars!