Similar story here, I was high bidder on a 40 sedan but didn't meet reserve. I called the owner trying to make deal but we couldn't get together, still $1000 apart. Finally I mentioned I probably shouldn't buy it cuz I was trying to sell my 69 Elcamino 1st. The seller told me his 1st car was a 68 Elky, we made a deal swapping my Elky and some cash for his Ford. If I hadn't mentioned the Elky the deal wouldn't have happened.