I've been chatting with him and researched him thoroughly since posting a few posts back. Now... I haven't dealt with him yet (actually purchased), but my sense is he's very honest, straight forward, and all around good guy. He has bent over backwards to answer questions and even tell me the "negatives" that most people might want try to hide. Also, it is very clear he does know the cars well.
Just wanted to get that out there. I would feel VERY comfortable purchasing from him (contingent on my own inspection, etc). Plus he doesn't do this for a living or anything. He just has the same passion for cars we have.
And no, I don't know him and have never met him. Just my $.02 via several communications with him and researching thru other locals I know in his area.