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Year, Make & Model: 1952 Chevy Styliner Deluxe Sedan

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

JUNE 16, 2017 AT 9:15 A.M.

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

GEORGE

Who was Present for the Inspection

GEORGE

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

75840

How far AND to what speed?

3 MILES UP TO 40 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?

UNKNOWN / WINDOWS DOWN DURING TEST DRIVE

Odometer Reading After Road Test

75843

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

235 CID

Designation: (HP)

 

Performance

SEE COMMENT

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Carburetor (Make/Model)

ROCHESTER 1 BBL

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE VISIBLE

Engine Noise

NO UNUSUAL

Comments:

Transmission

Transmission Type:

3-SPEED MANUAL

FWD / RWD

TWD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

Clutch Operation

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Miss Shifts

NO

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THERE IS A LEAK AT THE SEAL.

Steering

Steering Type

MANUAL

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE VISIBLE

Feel when Stationary

TIGHT

Comments:

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

DRUM

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

NOT VISIBLE

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

GOOD

Emergency/Parking Brake

GOOD

 

 

Comments:

Rear End

U-Joints:

NOT VISIBLE

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

SEEPAGE AT GASKET

Noises

NO

Comments:

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

 

Operation / Noises

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

 

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

 

Temperature Control:

 

 

 

Comments: THE VEHICLE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING.

Suspension

Suspension Type

COIL FRONT
LEAF SPRING REAR

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

N/A

Operation / Noise

NO

Any Loose Items

NONE VISIBLE

Drive Train Type

RWD

Any Deteriorated Items

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

PASSED

 

 

Comments:

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

ENGINE DRIVEN FAN

Performance / Noise:

GOOD

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

5 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments:

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  STEEL / OEM

Tires: REMINGTON

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 205/70R15

Spare Mfg / Size: 6-70-15

Tread Depth:

RF 8/32, RR 9/32, LR 9/32, LF 9/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth: 8/32

DOT / Are they current?

NOT VISIBLE

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

 

Jack and Equipment?

PRESENT

Condition of Jack Equipment:  GOOD

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

SINGLE

Mufflers:

ONE

Headers:

NO

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

NO

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

QUIET

Comments:

(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

***

Power Mirrors

N/A

Clock

N/A

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers & NO Washers

OP

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

OP

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

N/A

Radio

N/A

Front Defrost

OP

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

OP

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

INOP

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

N/A

Soft Top UP

N/A

Soft Top DOWN

N/A

Radio Mfg

N/A

CD or Other Audio

N/A

8-Track

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

 

 

Comments: * REVERSE LIGHTS INOP. ** DOME LIGHT IS INOP. *** FUEL GAUGE IS INOP.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BENCH

Seat Color:

GRAY

Seat Material

CLOTH

Seat Material Condition

GOOD

If Seat Belts Present, Verify Condition & Operation

N/A

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

CLOTH / GOOD

Underside of Soft Top Material and Condition

N/A

Sun Visors Material and Condition

CLOTH / GOOD

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

FAIR

Shifter and Console Condition

N/A

Ashtray(s) Condition

N/A

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

GOOD

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

FAIR

Comments:

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

4-DOOR

Quality of Paint

AVERAGE

Body Steel?

YES

Body Fiberglass?

NO

Body Straight OR Waves?

RIGHT FENDER WAVES

Any scratches, orange peel?

YES

Color

BLACK

Collision Damage –

NO

Sports Options

N/A

Glass Condition –

OK

Fender Skirts Material

STEEL

Fender Skirts Condition

GOOD

Any gaps when windows closed?

NO

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

FAIR

Doors/Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors/Hinges Operation

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

YES

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

YES

Condition of Chrome

FAIR

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: BONDO IN THE LEFT QUARTER PANEL BY THE TRUNK. FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS ARE RUSTED. RIGHT DOOR OUTSIDE MIRROR IS MISSING. RIFHT FRONT DOOR HAS A 3 INCH SCRATCH. RIGHT REAR DOOR PAINT IS CHIPPED. RIGHT QUARTER PANEL HAS 2 CHIPS; RUST PRESENT. RIGHT LOWER REAR ROOF SALE PANEL HAS RUST PRESENT. LEFT QUARTER PANEL IS CHIPPED; 1 - 4 INCH SCRATCH, 1 - 30 INCH SCRATCH, 2 - 20 INCH SCRATCHES AND 2 - 10 INCH SCRATCHES. THE LEFT FENDER PAINT IS FADED. THE LEFT REAR DOOR QUARTER GLASS WEATHER STRIP IS DETERIORATED.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

A-ARM

Condition?

FAIR

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

YES

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NONE VISIBLE

Any undercoating?

NO

Type and if conceals anything.

N/A

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: THE RIGHT AND LEFT FRAME AREAS HAVE SURFACE R4UST. ALL FLOOR PANS HAVE VISIBLE SURFACE RUST.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

VEHICLE HAS NEW ELECTRICAL WIRING. TURN SIGNAL SWITCH HAS BEEN REPLACED.

 

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED? NO CURRENT REGISTRATION

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: GOOD (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $6,870.00

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. TEST DRIVE WAS PERFORMED WITH THE ENGINE CHOKE KEEPING ENGINE AT HIGH IDLE.
  2. ON ACCELERATION, THERE WAS A JERKING HESITATION.
  3. SUSPECT POSSIBLE CARURETOR ISSUE. OWNER STATED HE HAD MEINEKE "ADJUST THE CAR".
  4. TRANSMISSION OPERATION GOOD WITH NO ISSUES SHIFTING AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

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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.

 

JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections does not do the inspection for you. JJ’s Auto Pre-Purchase Inspections is a company that facilitates the completion of your inspection through its affiliates, inspectors, or their contractors. The inspections are placed with an independent inspection service or contractor in the area where the vehicle is located.

 

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.

 

The inspection reports show the areas of the vehicle, which are visually looked at in the report. The report covers only those areas. Do not assume that the Independent Inspector will inspect anything other than the areas covered by the report form.

 

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.