We bought the boat and paid to have it moved. The previous owner was very generous and offered to split the moving costs. Neither of us had the time nor inclination to sail the boat far this blustery November (small craft advisories every other day). Now that we have been able to go over the boat on our own time, I feel very good about the purchase. It's a beautiful boat, and it clearly has been well taken care of. I'll have to keep you posted in the spring in regards to it's sailing performance.
To be clear, we were never under the impression the sails were original. They have been replaced at least twice over the life of the boat. The mainsail we received is less than five years old and looks great. The jib looks a little older but is still in fine shape. Like HelloSailor, I think original sails would be in tatters or shapeless by now.
Congrats on the purchase!
Just curious -- did you have her surveyed?