.....if it were missing the log books (missing 1st 25 years on an aircraft). You looked in the NTSB data base and didn't find anything on the tail number of the aircraft. Of course you would have a pre buy inspection done before final purchase.
How important (I feel it is pretty important), is having the complete log books for the aircraft. In your mind is not having them a complete deal breaker?
Anyone have a good list of folks that they would use for a pre buy inspection (trying to make a contact list for the future, for 170's & older 182's)