The dash is post 71 refresh though. I have early 71, it has a 3 piece dash. This one here doesn't.
Although I agree, the early VIN indicates pre 71 model. Probably somebody has already been there for some works before.
Also make sure to check under the spare tire for rust holes. I'd say spare tire well is good indicator of the condition of the sheet metal overall. Or at least first place I'd look on these 02-s. Water tends to collect there and rust through.
* Rockers seem to have a rusted the metal through from the bottom. (kinda wavy on the photos)
* Front and rear windshields are missing chrome locking strips
* A small hole/spot in the drivers side door (bottom left)
* What I see here is that someone has most likely abused this at some point of its life - the added front piece down metal for looks, the steering wheel, the carb etc. But you shouldn't be bothered with mechanical aspect of the car, this is still relatively cheap to fix and maintain. Bodywork is the big killer on these. If the body is really really solid, I'd say it's easily worth the asking price.