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Year, Make & Model: 1955 MG TF 1500

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

06/22/2021 1:40 PM

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

 

Who was Present for the Inspection

 

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

56672

How far AND to what speed?

5 MILES ALL FROM STOP TO 60 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 ABNORMAL NOISE

Any significant wind noise?

N/A

Odometer Reading After Road Test

56676

Comments: TEST DRIVE WITH MAX DRIVING, FOR JUST AT 5 MILES. THE ODO FUNCTIONS BUT THE SPEEDO WAS JUMPING. THE STEERING WAS NORMAL NOT SLOPPY AND NO ABNORMAL NOISE. GOOD BRAKE PERFORMANCE. NO ABNORMAL SUSPENSION NOISES. THE VEHICLE DRIVES AND TRACTS STRAIGHT. THE ODO WAS JUST AT 56672 JUST ROLLING OVER AND WAS AT 56676 AND STARTING TO ROLL OVER TO 56677.

Engine


Engine Size:

1500 CC

Designation: (HP)

UNKNOWN

Performance

GOOD OVER ALL

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NONE

Oil Level / Quality

FULL AND FAIR

Carburetor (Make/Model)

TWIN CARBS STOCK MG CARBS

Engine Smoke

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Engine Noise

NONE

Comments: TWIN CARBS AND THE ENGINE STARTED AND RAN GOOD FROM THE VERY START OF THE TEST DRIVE TO THE END OF IT. NO ABNORMAL ENGINE OF SUSPENSION NOISES. NO HESITATION ON START UP. OVER ALL ENGINE PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

4 SPEED MANUAL

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

Clutch Operation

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Miss Shifts

NONE

Overall Performance

NORMAL

 

 

Comments: THE CLUTCH OPERATION AND ALL 4 GEARS WERE SMOOTH AND NO GRINDING BETWEEN GEAR SHIFTS. ALSO INTO REVERSE WAS OK AS WELL.

Steering

Steering Type

RACK AND PINION

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Feel when Stationary

GOOD

Comments: THE ONLY THING THAT I FOUND WRONG WITH THE STEERING RACK WAS THAT BOTH OUTER TIE ROD END BOOTS ARE TORN AND LEAKING GREASE, BUT THE STEERING WAS TIGHT NO TIRE ROD END PLAY NO NOTICED WHEN IT WAS ON THE RACK.

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

FRONT AND REAR DISC

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL

Noises

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Feel When Stationary

GOOD PEDAL.

Emergency/Parking Brake

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THE BRAKING WAS GOOD AT ALL SPEEDS NO ABNORMAL NOISE AND NO PULLING RIGHT OF LEFT FELT FROM THE PASSENGER SEAT. NO LEAKS SEEN.

Rear End

U-Joints:

GOOD

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

N/A

Noises

NO

Comments: DRIVE LINE HAS GEBO TYPE COUPLINGS AND NO TEARS SEEN NO LOOSENESS FELT ON THE RACK OR WHEN DRIVING. NO ABNORMAL NOISES FROM THE REAR END. NO REAR DIFF LEAKS SEEN.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

N/A

Operation / Noises

N/A

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

N/A

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

N/A

Temperature Control:

N/A

 

 

Comments: NO A/C

Suspension

Suspension Type

REAR LEFF SPRINGS AND RACK AND PINION WITH

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Operation / Noise

NO ABNORMAL NOISE

Any Loose Items

NONE

Drive Train Type

RWD

Any Deteriorated Items

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD ONE REBOUND.

 

 

Comments: NO ABNORMAL SUSPENSION NOISE OR LOOSENESS FELT THE FRONT END IS SOLID.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

PULLEY TYPE FAN BELT DRIVE

Performance / Noise:

NO ABNORMAL NOISE

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL AND GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE SEEN

Engine Idle Length of Time

20 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NONE

Comments: ALL COOLING COMPONENTS CLEAN NO RUST SEEN NO LEAKS SEEN NO OVERHEAT AT IDLE ON ON TEST DRIVE.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels' SPOKE

Tires: COMMANDER

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 5.6 x15

Spare Mfg / Size:  5.6 x15

Tread Depth:

ALL TIRES ON VEH 8/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth: 9/32

DOT / Are they current?

DOT #CYM4A2W5148

ALL 5 TIRES SAME

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO CURBING

 

Jack and Equipment?

JACK IN PLACE UNDER HOOD TOOL; BOX

Condition of Jack Equipment: OK

Comments: ALL 4 TIRES ON THE VEHICLE ARE WEATHER CHECKED ON THE INSIDES; AND WERE WORN JUST SLIGHTLY AND THE SPARE TIRE IS NEW ALL-IN GOOD CONDITION NO DRY ROT NO CURBING NO WHEEL DAMAGE SEEN TO THE 5 WHEELS. ALL WHEELS HAVE GOOD CHROME NO RUST SEEN.

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

SINGLE

Mufflers:

ONE CHROME COVERED MUFFLER

Headers:

OEM EXHAUST MANFOLD.

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

SEE BELOW

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

QUIET

Comments: THE OVERALL EXHAUST SYSTEM GOOKS GOOD AND FUNCTIONS GOOD QUIET FOR THIS TYPE EXHAUST SYSTEM AND THE ONLY MOD WAS THE CHROME COVERED MUFFLER NO CHROME TAIL PIPE TIP.

(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

N/A

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers & Washers

INOP

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

N/A

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

N/A

Radio

N/A

Front Defrost

N/A

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

N/A

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

N/A

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

N/A

Radio Mfg

N/A

Conv Top UP

OP

Conv Top DOWN

OP

Top Boot ON / OFF

OP

T-Tops ON

N/A

T-Tops OFF

N/A

Hard Top ON

N/A

Hard Top OFF

N/A

Sunroof OPEN

N/A

Sunroof CLOSED

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

INOP

Trip Meter

N/A

8-Track

N/A

CD or Other Audio

N/A

GPS / Navigation

N/A

Bluetooth

N/A

Back-Up Cameras

N/A

Keys for ignition, doors, trunk etc

OP

 

 

Comments: THE RIGHT WIPER IS INOPERABLE THE SPEEDO JUMPS HEAVY ALL SPEEDS AND BUT THE ODOMETER IS FUNCTION’S OK BY THE ROAD MILE MARKERS.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCK SEATS

Seat Color:

RED

Seat Material

VINYL

Seat Material Condition

FAIR SEE BELOW

Interior Door Panels Material and Condition

VINYL AND FAIR CONDITION EXCEPT AS BELOW

Underside of top Material and Condition

FAIR

Top Frame Material and Condition

FAIR

Sun Visors Material and Condition

N/A

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

FAIR

Shifter and Console Condition

SHIFTER OK

Ashtray(s) Condition

N/A

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

INSIDE BOOT ONLY

Condition of Steering Wheel

FAIR SEE BELOW

Condition of Trim

FAIR SEE BELOW

Comments: THE TOP OF THE RIGHT SEAT HAS A SCRUB AREA ABOUT 1 ½ INCHES LONG THE LEFT DOOR PANEL HAS SCRUB AND FRAYED AREA AT THE TOP REAR AREA. NO TRUNK JUST BACK BOOT FOR STORAGE OF THE SIDE WINDOWS AND THEY ARE IN GOOD CONDITION AND THE SOFT TOP IS IN FAIR CONDITION AND ALL PLASTIC WINDOWS ARE OK NO FADING NO TEARS NO DAMAGE. THE STEERING WHEEL HAS A LEATHER STITCHED COVER ON IT BUT NO FEELING OF MISSING AREAS ON THE STEERING WHEEL FELT UNDER THE COVER.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

SPORT

Quality of Paint

FAIR TO GOOD SEE BELOW

Body Steel?

STEER AND WOOD

Body Fiberglass?

SEE BELOW

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

YES SEE BELOW

Color

RED

Collision Damage –

 

Sports Options

ROADSTER

Glass Condition –

 

Soft top material

CANVAS

Soft Top condition

FAIR TO GOOD

Rear window glass or plastic

PLASTIC

Rear window clear or foggy

CLEAR

Side curtains material

CANVAS AND PLASTIC

Side curtains condition

GOOD

Half tonneau material

FAIR

Half tonneau condition

FAIR

Doors & Hinges Condition

FAIR

Doors & Hinges Operation

FAIR

Any gaps when windows closed?

SEE BELOW

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

SEE BELOW

Hood Ornament Material

METAL

Hood Ornament Condition

GOOD

Luggage Rack Material

CHROME METAL

Luggage Rack Condition

GOOD

Fenders Running Boards Material

FAIR SEE BELOW

Fenders Running Boards Condition

FAIR  SEE BELOW

Any Signs of Bondo?

NONE FOUND

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NONE

Rust anywhere?

SEE BELOW

Condition of Chrome

ALL CHROME IS GOOD CONDITION OVER ALL

Any Rust-Through on Body?

SEE BELOW

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE SEEN

Comments: SLIGHT PAINT ORANGE PEEL LEFT DOOR LOWER PART ABOUT 1 AND 1/4 INCHES LONG AND THE LEFT REAR LOWER BOOT BOTTOM LEFT SIDE A 3/4 INCH AREA. THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN UNDERCOATED WITH BLACK UNDER COATING AND THE AREA UNDER ALL 4 FENDERS HAS BEEN UNDERCOATED AND THEN RED PAINT SPRAYED OVER IT AND IS CHIPPING AND FLAKING OFF SLIGHT RUST SEEN UNDER IT BUT SURFACE RUST ONLY. NO OTHER RUST SEEN NO BONDO AREAS FOUND WITH A MAGNET. ALL WOOD OF BODY THAT I COULD SEE OR FEEL WAS SOLID. ALL THE CHROME WAS IN GOOD CONDITION AND THE OVERALL PAINT WAS GOOD WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TWO AREAS SEEN.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

INDEPENDENT KINK PIN

Condition?

FAIR

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

SEE BELOW

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

N/A

Any rust?

N/A

Any undercoating?

YES  SEE BELOW

Type and if conceals anything.

BLACK

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NONE SEEN

Any Structural Issues?

NONE SEEN

Comments: THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS UNDERCOATED WITH A THIN COAT AND THE UNDERSIDE OF ALL 4 FENDERS AND RUNNING BOARD WERE UNDERCOATED AND THEN SPRAYED RED PAINT OVER THEM AND THEY ARE CRACKING AND PEELING THE COATING AND PAINT OFF UNDER THE FENDERS. SLIGHT RUST UNDER THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FENDERS UNDER THE PAINT AND UNDERCOATING.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

AFTER MARKET FUEL FILTER IS THE ONLY AFTERMARKET PART SEEN.,

 

Comments: NO OTHER AFTERMARKET PARTS SEEN. ALL PARTS APPEAR TO BE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT.

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? SLIGHT ONLY

CONDITION: CLASS THREE (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $35,583

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. THE OVERALL CONDITION OF THE CAR WAS FAIR TO GOOD. THE SLIGHT PAINT AND INTERIOR SCUFFS AND THE UNDERSIDE OF THE 4 FENDERS BEING UNDERCOATED AND THEN SPRAY-PAINTED RED OVER IT WAS DONE SOME TIME AGO.
  2. THE VEHICLE RUNS WELL AND LOOKS GOOD; IT'S AN EVERY DAY DRIVER.
  3. I WOULD RATE IT AS A 3 X

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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.