SAMPLE INSPECTION REPORT

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Year, Make & Model: 1954 Olds 98

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

JULY 12, 2017 AT 10:30 A.M.

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

ISIS

Who was Present for the Inspection

ISIS

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

95452

How far AND to what speed?

2 MILES UP TO 45 MPH

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

NO - SLIGHT DRIFT TO THE LEFT

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

FAIRLY TIGHT

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

GOOD

Suspension Noise? Comment

SMALL SQUEAK IN REAR - MINOR

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

95454

Comments: THERE IS NO REGISTERED PLATES ON THE VEHICLE TO DRIVE ON THE STREETS. ROAD TEST WAS WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL AREA.

Engine


Engine Size:

324 CID

Designation: (HP)

170 HP

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Carburetor

GOOD

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

SEEP

Engine Noise

NO

Comments: ENGINE STARTED WITH EASE AND PERFORMED AS DESIGNED AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION. THERE IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF OIL DRIPS IN THE DRIP PAN.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

AUTOMATIC

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Clutch Operation

N/A

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

SMALL DRIP

Miss Shifts

NO

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments:

Steering

Steering Type

POWER ASSIST

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel when Stationary

GOOD

Comments:

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

DRUM

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

NOT CHECKED

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

GOOD

Emergency/Parking Brake

GOOD

 

 

Comments:

Rear End

U-Joints:

GOOD

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Noises

NO

Comments: THERE IS A SLIGHT DRIP ON THE DIFERENTIAL.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

YES

Operation / Noises

GOOD / NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

COLD

Temperature Control:

NO

 

 

Comments: SELLER UPGRADE TO MODERN COMPRESSOR AND DRYER; TOP NOTCH JOB.

Suspension

Suspension Type

COIL / LEAF

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

SQUEAK IN REAR

Any Loose Items

NO

Drive Train Type

RWD

Any Deteriorated Items

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

YES / NORMAL

 

 

Comments: FRONT SUSPENSION PAINTED OVER WITH HEAVY PAINT. REFER TO ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

GOOD / GOOD

Performance / Noise:

GOOD / GOOD

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL / A BIT DIRTY

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

10 TO 15 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments: THE COOLANT IS A BIT DIRTY; COULD USE A CHANGE SOON. NO CONCERNS AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels: STEEL

Tires: GOOD YEAR

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – P215/75R15

Spare Mfg / Size:  P215/75R15

Tread Depth:

10/32 FRONT / 6/32 AND 9/32 REAR

Spare Tire Tread Depth: 10/32

DOT / Are they current?

YES

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

 

Jack and Equipment?

YES

Condition of Jack Equipment:  OK

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

SINGLE

Headers:

NO

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

CHROME TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

NORMAL

Comments:

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

Exterior Lighting

OP

Interior Lighting

UNK

Horn

OP

Turn Signals

OP

Power Windows

OP

Power Locks

N/A

Power Seats

OP

Gauges

INOP

Power Mirrors

N/A

Clock

INOP

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers & Washers

INOP

Security System

N/A

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

UNK

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Radio Manufacturer

UNK

CD or Other Audio

N/A

Comments: THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AFTERMARKET RADIO WHICH THE INSPECTOR COULD NOT OPERATE. FUEL GAUGE MAY BE OK AND JUST A LOW READING. TOO DIFFICULT TO SEE DASH LIGHTS AND INTERIOR LIGHTS; UNABLE TO DETERMINE IF ALL OPERATIONAL AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BENCH

Seat Color:

WHITE / GREEN

Seat Material

GREAT

Seat Material Condition

PRESENT / OP

If Seat Belts Present, Verify Condition & Operation

GOOD

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

GREAT

Headliner Condition

GREAT

Sun Visors Material and Condition

VINYL OFF / IN TRUNK

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

REPLACED / NEW

Shifter and Console Condition

SHIFTER GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

GOOD

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

CARPET NEW AND SECURED

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments: THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE IS LIKE NEW, INCLUDING ALL CHROME.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

COUPE

Quality of Paint

GOOD

Body Steel?

YES

Body Fiberglass?

NO

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

NO

Color

GREEN / SILVER

Collision Damage –

NO

Sports Options

NO

Glass Condition –

GOOD 1)

Any gaps when windows closed?

NO

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

GOOD

Doors/Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors/Hinges Operation

GOOD

Fender Skirts Material

METAL

Fender Skirts Condition

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

SOME

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

NONE VISIBLE

Condition of Chrome

GOOD

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: PAINT ON THE VEHICLE IS VERY NICE WITH SOME FILLER IN AREAS FOR RESTORATION PREPARATION. PAINT MEASUREMENTS FROM 14 MILS TO 29 MILS. VERY STRAIGHT; NEEDS NO WORK. 1) WINDSHIELD HAS A CHIP AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

INDEPENDENT

Condition?

GOOD

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NONE VISIBLE

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NONE VISIBLE

Any undercoating?

YES

Type and if conceals anything.

MILD SPRAYED ON

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: MILDLY SPRAYED UNDERCOATING UNDER ALL OF ALL VEHICLE. ALL PANS ARE HARD. SUSPENSION GOOD.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

UPGRADE AIR CONDITION COMPRESSOR, ACCUMULATOR. UPGRADE ALTERNATOR TO 12 VOLT SYSTEM.

UPGRADE RADIO. INLINE FUEL FILTER.

RESTORATION INSULATION ON INNER PANELS OF TRUNK AND QUARTER PANELS.

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: MOSTLY VERY GOOD (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $28,351.00

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. THE VEHICLE IS IN MOSTLY VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CHIP IN THE WINDSHIELD PLUS FILLER USED IN VARIOUS AREAS.
  2. VERY NICE RESTORED CLASSIC WITH VERY FEW VISIBLE NEEDS.
  3. WAS IMPRESSED PAINT AND INTERIOR CONDITION; BOTH VERY NICE.
  4. THE UPGRADED AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND 12 VOLT ALTERNATOR; A+.

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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.