The base of the where it mounts has the very typical fissures as these all get from the years and heat generated by the light itself and the sun baking down on the roof, but as you can clearly see these are very MINIMAL compared to most and more importantly, there is ZERO brittle-ness at the mounting points at all-this unit is SOLID. These were used as useful optional upgrades on MANY Ford-Lincoln-Mercury models from 1973 until about 1996 or so. This has a FLAT base so make sure it will fit snugly on your particular model.The photos shown are of the EXACT part you will receive, not "stock" photos of some other part. If you are unhappy for any reason, I will happily accept a return. This is family business, NOT a huge corporation-I DO care about my customers and their satisfaction with my items and I stand FIRMLY behind all the parts I sell. Also, the listed item MAY fit other years and models but double-check your application to be sure. I scour salvage yards in the South Texas area for a living one the wife doesn't disapprove of as much as others! I also do not use "stock" photos... What is pictured is exactly the item you will get. My goal is to please the customer and help you get your Pride and Joy as nice-looking and functional as possible. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts & Accessories\Interior Parts & Accessories\Switches & Controls". The seller is "rmdean44" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.