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Year, Make & Model: 1967 Corvette Coupe

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

3/11/2016, 1:30 PM

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

LUIS / MICHAEL

Who was Present for the Inspection

DONNIE

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

22390

How far AND to what speed?

4 MILES / UP TP 75 MPH

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

YES

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

TIGHT

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

GOOD

Suspension Noise? Comment

NO

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

22394

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

468 CI

Designation: (HP)

500-600 HP

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

SOME

Oil Level / Quality

FULL/GOOD

Carburetor

HOLLEY/4 BARRELL

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Engine Noise

NO

Fuel Injection System

N/A

Injection System Operation

N/A

Comments: THE ENGINE HAD DRIPPED OIL FROM THE DRAIN PLUG THAT HAD APPEARED TO BE BLOWING BACK AND COLLECTING ON THE FRONT OF THE BELL HOUSING. THERE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE ANY OIL LEAKING FROM THE OIL PAN GASKET OR REAR MAIN CRANK SEAL. THE ENGINE HAD A DEAD BATTERY UPON ARRIVAL AND HAD BEEN STARTED WITH A JUMP BOX. THEY WERE STARTING IT WHEN I ARRIVED AND WAS APPROACHING THE VEHICLE. FROM WHAT I OBSERVED, IT HAD TO BE CRANKED ABOUT 10 SECONDS, TWO CYCLES, THEN IT STARTED. THIS WAS PROBABLY TO PRIME THE FUEL SYSTEM. WHILE T WAS COLD IT WOULD NOT IDLE ON ITS OWN. THE DRIVER HAD TO HOLD THE THROTTLE FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE IT WOULD IDLE. I TURNED THE ENGINE OFF AND RESTARTED IT 20 MINIUTES LATER WITH A JUMP BOX AGAIN. THAT TIME IT STARTED RIGHT AWAY, 3RD OR 4TH CRANK. THE ENGINE WAS OBSERVED AT IDLE FOR APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES TO ENSURE IT DID NOT OVERHEAT AT IDLE. WHILE LEFT AT IDLE, THE ACCELERATOR WAS USED PERIODICALLY TO CLEAR OUT THE ENGINE AND PREVENT IT FROM LOADING UP WITH FUEL. THAT KEPT THE THROTTLE RESPONSE CRISP. ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO CLEAR IT OUT BEFORE IT IS TURNED OFF FOR AN EASIER START UP. JUST MAKE SURE IT IS BROUGHT BACK DOWN TO IDLE BEFORE IT IS TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE STARTED EACH TIME TESTED THROUGHOUT THE INSPECTION UNDER ITS OWN BATTERY POWER, EASIER AS IT WAS DRIVEN MORE.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

5-SPEED MANUAL

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

Clutch Operation

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Miss Shifts

GOOD

Is there Overdrive?

5TH

Overdrive Performance

GOOD

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THE TRANSMISSION HAD A SHORT THROW SHIFTER. THE GEARS ENGAGED EASILY AND TRANSITIONED SMOOTHLY. IT DID NOT EXHIBIT ANY ABNORMAL NOISES, GRIND, OR COME OUT OF GEAR AT ANY TIME.

Steering

Steering Type

GEARBOX

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

LOW/GOOD

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Feel when Stationary

TIGHT

Comments: THE GEARBOX HAD NO NOTICEABLE PLAY HOWEVER HAD BEEN LEAKING LONG TERM TO A DRIP FROM THE ACTUATOR SHAFT SEAL. THE FLUID HAD SATURATED THE GEARBOX AND FRAME WITH MODERATE ROAD GRIME THAT SUPPORTED A LONG TERM LEAK. IT DROVE STRAIGHT WITH NO WANDERING AND WITH A STRAIGHT STEERING WHEEL. THE BODY ROLL AROUND TURNS WAS MINOR AND IT HANDLED WELL FOR ITS AGE. THE TIRES DID NOT RUB ON THE FRAME OR FENDERS.

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

4 WHEEL DISK

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL/GOOD

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE SEEN

Feel When Stationary

FIRM

Emergency/Parking Brake

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THE BRAKES OPERATED AS THEY SHOULD BUT DID NOT HAVE POWER ASSIST. THE VEHICLE SPEEDS UP A LOT EASIER THAN IT SLOWS DOWN. IT WOULD BE SAFER TO UPGRADE THE BRAKES. POWER ASSIST AND BRAKE FADE ARE CURRENT FACTORS THAT SEVERELY PROHIBIT THE VEHICLE FROM STOPPING QUICKLY. THE VEHICLE STOPPED SMOOTH, STRAIGHT, AND QUIETLY.

Rear End

U-Joints:

TIGHT

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Noises

NO

Comments: THE DRIVETRAIN HAD NO ABNORMAL VIBRATIONS, CLUNKS, WHINES OR OTHER NOISES. THE UNIT REAR DIFFERENTIAL WAS LEAKING FROM THE AXLE SEALS, YOKE SEAL, AND HOUSING GASKET. THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID WAS COLLECTING AND DRIPPING OFF OF THE HOUSING AND BRACKETS.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

N/A

Operation / Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

COOL/WARM

Temperature Control:

OPERATIONAL

 

 

Comments: THE VEHICLE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING. THE FAN SPEEDS, BLEND DOORS, AND MODE DOORS ALL OPERATED NORMALLY.

Suspension

Suspension Type

INDEPENDENT

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

GOOD/QUIET

Any Loose Items

NO

Drive Train Type

RWD INDEPENDENT

Any Deteriorated Items

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THE VEHICLE HAD A STIFF RIDE AND WAS MECHANICALLY SOUND. THE REAR FIBERGLASS MONO-SPRING WAS UPGRADED WITH AN AFTERMARKET “VBP”. IT JUMPED AROUND A LITTLE UNDER HARD ACCELERATION BUT PERFORMED WELL FOR THE MOST PART.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

GOOD

Performance / Noise:

GOOD / QUIET

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL/FAIR

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Engine Idle Length of Time

15 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments: IT WAS NOTED THAT THE LOWER RADIATOR HOSE WAS PRESSED TIGHTLY AGAINST THE FUEL PUMP ON THE FRONT RIGHT FRONT CORNER OF THE ENGINE BLOCK. COLD WATER LEAK STAINED WERE SEEN ON THE HOSE, BUT THERE WERE NO ACTIVE DRIPS OFF COOLANT. THE HOSE SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH NEW HOSE THAT DOES NOT CONTACT THE FUEL PUMP.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Mfg/Factory):

Wheels: Factory Steel

Tires: DUNLOP GT QUALIFIER

Tire Size:

Front –P215/65R15 95T, Rear –P235/60R15 98T

Spare Tire Size:  N/A

Tread Depth:

LF 7/32, LR 732, RR 9/32, RF 7/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth:  N/A

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

 

Jack and Equipment?

YES

Condition of Jack Equipment:   OK

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

N/A

Headers:

YES, CHROME “SANDERSON”, NOT WRAPPED.

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

CHROMED PIPES AND GAURDS

Condition and Operation of Side Pipes

GOOD/GOOD

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

LOUD

Comments: THE EXHAUST DID NOT BURN LEGS ENTERING AND EXITING DUE TO THE GUARDS OVER THEM. THE PIPES SOUNDED GOOD AND CRISP.

(OP–Operational     INOP–Inoperable or N/A)

Exterior Lighting

OP

Interior Lighting

OP

Horn

OP

Turn Signals

OP

Power Windows

N/A

Power Locks

N/A

Power Seats

N/A

Gauges

OP

Power Mirrors

N/A

Clock

OP

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers

OP

Security System

INOP

Fuel Door

OP

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

N/A

Radio

INOP

Front Defrost

OP

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

OP

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

INOP

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

OP

Soft Top ON

N/A

Soft Top OFF

N/A

Hard Top ON

N/A

Hard Top OFF

N/A

T-Tops ON

N/A

T-Tops OFF

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Radio Mfg

CORVETTE

CD or Other Audio

YES *

 

 

 

 

Comments: THE RADIO ILLUMINATED WHEN TURNED ON, HOWEVER THERE WAS NO SOUND HEARD AND OPERATION WAS NOT VERIFIED. THERE WAS AN AFTERMARKET KEY FOB THAT ALSO DID NOT OPERATE. THE CLOCK OPERATED WITH BATTERY POWER. WHEN THE VEHICLE BATTERY DIED, THE CLOCK STOPPED OPERATING. THE WINDSHIELD WASHER SYSTEM WAS INOPERATIVE AND EMPTY OF FLUID. ALSO THE SPEEDOMETER JUMPED AROUND UNDER HEAVY ACCELERATION. * DISK CHANGER (CUSTOM AUTO SOUND MFR), SPEAKERS (CUSTOM AUTO SOUND MFR).

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKET

Seat Color:

BLACK

Seat Material

LEATHER

Seat Material Condition

FAIR, MINOR CRACKING DUE TO AGE.

If Seat Belts Present, Verify Condition & Operation

 GOOD/GOOD

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

VINYL / GOOD

Underside of Soft, Hard or T's Material and Condition

GOOD TEXTURE, NOT CRACKING

Headliner Material and Condition

VINYL /FAIR

Sun Visors Material and Condition

VINYL / GOOD

Dash Condition

VINYL / GOOD

Carpet Condition

GOOD / SOME WEAR UNDER DRIVER’S FLOOR MAT, FRAYED ONLY

Shifter and Console Condition

GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

FAIR / SOME RUST DISCOLORATION

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

GOOD

Condition of Steering Wheel

FAIR

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments: THE CARPET WAS FUZZY UNDER THE DRIVER’S FLOOR MAT. THE FOOT ROOM WAS LIMITED AND MAT SLID AROUND DURING THE TEST DRIVE. THERE WERE NO HOLES IN THE CARPET AND OVERALL APPEARANCE WAS GOOD. THE HEADLINER HAD INDENTATIONS AND IMPRESSIONS PRESENT BUT WAS NOT CRACKED OR DROOPING. THERE WERE TWO MISSING SCREWS FROM THE INTERIOR TRIM AND ONE LOOSE SCREW ON THE DRIVER’S SEAT. THE DRIVER’S SIDE ARM REST ON THE DOOR PANEL HAD STARTED TO WEAR AWAY A SMALL HOLE.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

SPORT

Quality of Paint

MOSTLY GOOD

Body Steel?

NO

Body Fiberglass?

YES

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

YES, SEE COMMENTS.

Any Cracks in Fiberglass

NO

Any Spider-webbing in Fiberglass

NO

Color

RED

Collision Damage –

NO

Sports Options

STINGRAY

Glass Condition –

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Operation

GOOD

Removable back window condition

N/A

Back window operation

N/A

Any gaps with windows closed

N/A

Condition of seals & weather stripping

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

NO

 

NO

Rust anywhere?

NO

Condition of Chrome

GOOD

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NO

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: THE LEFT CORNER OF THE FRONT HOOD EDGE HAD A 1 INCH SQUARE MISSING PIECE OF PAINT. THE PAINT CHIP WAS LOCATED DIRECTLY NEXT TO THE LEFT HEAD LIGHT THAT ALSO HAD A SMALL PAINT CHIP. THE PAINT WAS CRACKING ALONG THE DOOR END CAPS EDGES. THEY WERE ONLY VISIBLE IF THE DOORS WERE OPENED AND CLOSELY INSPECTED.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

A-ARM INDEPENDENT

Condition?

GOOD

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NO

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NO

Any undercoating?

YES

Type and if conceals anything.

FLAT BLACK / NO

Any Rust-Through?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NO

Comments: THE FLOOR PANS HAD BEEN REPLACED AND WERE SPOT WELDED IN PLACE, THEN PROTECTED WITH FLAT BLACK PROTECTANT.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

468 CI CRATE ENGINE, AFTERMARKET “AFR” CYLINDER HEADS, HOLLEY CARBORATOR,

REAR MONO-SPRING

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED? YES

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE TITLE? AVAILABLE IN OFFICIAL REPORT

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE VEHICLE? AVAILABLE IN OFFICIAL REPORT

ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED? YES

IS THERE MUCH BRAKE PEDAL WEAR? NO

CONDITION: CLASS THREE (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $58,2195.00

** THE VALUE WAS DETERMINED BY USING A SIMILAR VEHICLE SOLD AT AUCTION IN APRIL.

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. THE VEHICLE PAINT WAS SMOOTH AND GLOSSY. THERE WERE NO NOTICEABLE RUNS, DIRT UNDERNEATH, OR FISHEYES. THE PAINT WAS NOT PEELED OR BUBBLED. HOWEVER, THERE WERE SOME PAINT CHIPS AND CRACKING AS NOTED IN THE BODY SECTION.
  2. INTERIOR IS IN AVERAGE TO GOOD OVERALL CONDITION.
  3. THE VEHICLE WAS SOLID AND FUN TO DRIVE.
  4. IT RAN GOOD AND PERFORMED STRONG.
  5. THE BRAKES DID NOT WORK WELL ENOUGH FOR THE POWER OF THE VEHICLE.
  6. IT LOOKED AND OPERATED GOOD. SOUNDED GOOD AND WAS CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT.

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CONDITION CLASSES

Class One (Excellent):

Almost always a “body off” restoration, or an untouched, factory-perfect, piece that is very close to perfect. All components are either original or appear as new and are fully operational. This car is a top show winner and is not driven, but transported to shows by trailer. This car is almost “one of a kind”. This particular class of vehicle is very rare. The vehicle is completely detailed, including the engine compartment, interior trim, wiring, suspension, paint, and frame. Ideally, this vehicle has been judged with other vehicles in its class and achieved the highest point ratings.

Class Two (Very Good):

This car is well restored with an eye for detail. The interior and exterior show minimal wear, and it runs and rides smoothly. The car is driven very little (maybe 800 to 1,000 miles per year). This class is a slight grade below Class One. A Class Two has not been detailed to the extent that a Class One has been. This class (Class Two) has some evidence of use and wear, although not very much. It is considered “cherry” or “mint”. This vehicle might appear as a Class One until judged against one. It would not qualify as a 95, or better, “point” vehicle. (This class should have no rust on the undercarriage, not even surface rust.)

Class Three (Good):

This is a functional, drivable vehicle in good overall condition needing no, or only minor work. Most vehicles at car shows reflect this condition. This car is what is termed a “20 footer”. From 20 feet, it may look very good. Close inspection, however, would reveal some worn interior trim, and less than perfect paint (worn, and perhaps faded). You may even see some early evidence that surface rust is beginning in the body panels. This car is completely operational and is an “older restoration”. It is driven fairly often, runs great, and is enjoyed by its owner. It is probably a candidate for a full restoration. The undercarriage may display surface rust, and may be in need of detailing. Chrome and trim may exhibit limited pitting

Class Four (Fair):

This type of car is a fun “driver” with a solid frame and is structurally sound. This car is in need of considerable work. It needs work in and out. Cosmetics, body, and mechanical components all need work, to some degree. It is not a serious collector candidate. Soft floors, isolated areas where rust has eaten through (but not structural), excessive use of Bondo, lots of pitted chrome, glass repairs are symptoms of this condition. Badly soiled headliners, badly soiled and ripped upholstery, rusted out trunks are also signs.

Class Five (Poor):

This type of car is in need of complete restoration and may, or may not, be able to be driven. The exterior body panels have significant areas of rust-through. The floor and structural components may, or may not, be intact. This car is usually the first project for layman’s attempt at restoration.

Class Six (Parts Car):

This type of car is good for parts only.

DISCLAIMER

This inspection and the opinions expressed are exactly that, opinions. Many parts perform perfectly until the moment of failure. Failure may occur suddenly and without warning. The inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report cannot accept liability for failures, which may occur after the inspection is completed. By accepting this report, the consumer acknowledges that the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report, cannot be held responsible for any and all alleged vehicle defects, and further, the consumer releases and holds harmless the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report from any and all further claims on this vehicle. No warranty for this vehicle is implied or given by the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report. In each case, the consumer has the opportunity to see the car in person before he or she buys the car. Buying this car based on this report alone is completely at the consumers’ own risk.

 

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The Independent Inspector provides a visual inspection of the vehicle. That statement is not meant to imply that we warranty the vehicle. The inspector does not move, remove or reposition anything during the inspection process. Due to potential liability, the inspector does not drive the vehicle but will be in the passenger seat with the owner, or a person authorized by the owner, to do the actual driving. We simply give you a good visual report on the vehicle. No warranty is implied or given. It is up to the buyer and/or seller to provide a lift to inspect the underside. A jack and jack stands are NOT acceptable. The seller and/or buyer must also provide a well-lit area for the inspection to take place with ample room for the inspector to perform his/her job.

 

We like to say that the Independent Inspector is like having your best friend look at a vehicle for you when you can't physically look at the vehicle yourself. It's the next best thing to being there. The Independent Inspector is working for the buyer in this instance.

 

We are dealing with vehicles that are 40 years old or older in many cases. If you contract for an inspection you must understand that the Independent Inspector will NOT find everything wrong on a particular vehicle. If a vehicle has a leak that is not constant (often called seeping,) the Independent Inspector might not detect it. He will not find every problem on a vehicle. Often these vehicles have far more Bondo in them than can be detected in a visual inspection. What this service should be used for is to make sure that a vehicle that is advertised as being in No. 2 condition is not in fact a No. 4 condition vehicle. In other words, the Independent Inspector will help to determine if you are buying a vehicle that was grossly misrepresented based on its condition class and purchase price. (See the definition of condition classes at the end of your report). The appraisal fee is based on the inspectors’ written/typed report and digital pictures. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections, and Quality Control are determining the appraisal based the inspectors’ report and pictures. Neither JJ nor Quality Control has seen the vehicle first hand.

 

The Independent Inspector simply inspects the vehicle. We do not counsel the buyer. We do not make recommendations on whether to buy a vehicle. As in all cases, the buyer makes his or her own decision on whether to buy a vehicle. We suggest that the best way to use the Inspection Service is to have us look at a vehicle and issue the report. Then if the vehicle seems to be what was represented to you by the seller, make a final inspection of the vehicle yourself, prior to purchasing the vehicle. Because we are dealing with 30- to 50-year-old vehicles, we do not warrant the condition of any vehicle. That means we will be happy to look at the vehicle to see if there are any visible problems, but we are not providing any guarantees or warranties on the vehicle.

 

Understand in advance that if you buy a vehicle and you find something wrong with the vehicle after your purchase, we will NOT reimburse any expenses that you are charged to fix the vehicle. This is not a mechanical warranty. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections, or its affiliates, inspectors, or their contractors related to the inspection, will NOT reimburse you for any repairs, mechanical failures or bodywork you have done after the purchase of a vehicle.

 

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The contents of this report will tell you what the Inspector finds at the time of the inspection. Please understand that after the Inspector leaves the vehicle we are not in control of what might occur to the vehicle, nor do we have control of parts that may be on the vehicle at the time of the inspection, but taken off or switched later.