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Year, Make & Model: 1957 Corvette Convertible with Removable Hard Top

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

JANUARY 23, 2021 AT 11:00 A.M

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

RICHARD

Who was Present for the Inspection

RICHARD

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

690

How far AND to what speed?

14 MILES UP 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

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

704

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

350

Designation: (HP)

UNK

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

BATTERY WEAK

Any Hesitation on Start

BATTERY WEAK

Oil Level / Quality

LITTLE LOW

Carburetor (Make/Model)

SUMMIT 600CFM

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Noise

NO

Comments: HAD TO PUT A BATTERY CHARGE ON TO START. DATE ON BATTERY IS 10/18; MAY REQUIRE A NEW BATTERY.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

TURBO 350

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / CLEAN

Clutch Operation

N/A

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Miss Shifts

NO

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments: TURBO 350 PER AD.

Steering

Steering Type

MANUAL

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Feel when Stationary

GOOD

Comments: OLD SCHOOL MANUAL STEERING.

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

DRUM

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / CLEAN

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Feel When Stationary

OK

Emergency/Parking Brake

SEEMED OK

 

 

Comments:

Rear End

U-Joints:

GOOD

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Noises

NO

Comments: OWNER STATED 355 RATIO, SINGLE TRACK.

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

STANDARD SHOCK COIL LEAF

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

OK

Any Loose Items

NO

Drive Train Type

SINGLE TRACK

Any Deteriorated Items

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD / STIFF

 

 

Comments: UNDERCARRIAGE VERY CLEAN. ALL WORK SEEMS PROFESIONALLY DONE.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

HAS TWIN THERMASTATICALLY CONTROLLED FANS

Performance / Noise:

GOOD

Coolant Level / Quality

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

APPROXIMATELY 25 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments: AFTERMARKET COOLING FANS OPERATED NORMALLY AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  US AFTERMARKET

Tires:  YOKOHAMA

Tire Size:

Front – 185/65R15 Rear – 235/75R15

Spare Mfg / Size:  215/75R15

Tread Depth:

FRONT 9/32  REAR 10/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth:  8/32

DOT / Are they current?

YES

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

 

Jack and Equipment?

NO

Condition of Jack Equipment:  N/A

Comments: OWNER SUPPLYING A SPARE SET OF DEXTERR TIRES MOUNTED ON STOCK RIMS WITH STOCK HUBCAPS.

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

YES / 2

Headers:

YES / 2

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

 

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

NOT TOO LOUD / NICE RUMBLE

Comments: HAS HEADERS, THEN TRUE DUALS WITH MUFFLERS AND RESONATERS.

OP – Operational INOP – Inoperable N/A - Not Applicable or UNK - Unknown)

Exterior Lighting 

OP

Interior Lighting

UNK

Horn

N/A

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

OP

Wipers & Washers

N/A

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

OP

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

N/A

Radio

OP

Front Defrost

INOP

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

INOP **

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

INOP

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

N/A

Radio Mfg

GM 1)

Conv Top UP

N/A

Conv Top DOWN

N/A

Top Boot ON / OFF

N/A

T-Tops ON

N/A

T-Tops OFF

N/A

Hard Top ON

UNK

Hard Top OFF

UNK ***

Sunroof OPEN

N/A

Sunroof CLOSED

N/A

Odometer

OIP

Speedometer

OP

Trip Meter

UNK

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: COULD ONLY GET STATIC ON THE RADIO BUT IT DOES COME ON. * OWNER SUPPLYING A NEW FUEL SENDING UNIT; BOX WAS ON THE FRONT SEAT. ** OWNER DID NOT KNOW IF THE HEATER MOTOR WORKED; IT'S THERE; MAY BE A WIRING ISSUE. DEFROSTER VENTS IN PLACE; OUTSIDE FRESH AIR VENT WORKED. THERE IS NO SOFT TOP INCLUDED. *** THE HARD TOP IS SECURED IN PLACE; UNABLE TO OPEN HATCH FOR SOFT TOP WITH HARD TOP IN PLACE. ALL EXTERIOR LIGHTS OPERATE. OWNER STATED NO HORN INSTALLED. 1) FACE OF RADIO ALSO SAYS "CORVETTE".

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKET

Seat Color:

RED

Seat Material

LEATHER

Seat Material Condition

GOOD

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

LEATHER / GOOD

Hard Top Headliner Material & Condition

RED VINYL

Sun Visors Material and Condition

N/A

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

GOOD

Shifter and Console Condition

GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

N/A

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

GOOD

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments: TRUNK AREA HAS A BOARD OVER SPARE TIRE AND BOARD AROUND SIDES AND BACK.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

CONVERTIBLE

Quality of Paint

 

Body Steel?

NO

Body Fiberglass?

YES

Condition of Fiberglass

GOOD

Any Cracks / spider webbing, etc

GOOD FOR AGE

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

SEE COMMENTS

Color

BLACK

Collision Damage –

NO

Sports Options

N/A

Glass Condition –

GOOD

Hard top material

FIBERGLASS

Hard Top condition

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Operation

GOOD / COMMENTS

Any gaps when windows closed?

GOOD FOR AGE

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

NO

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

SEE COMMENTS

Rust anywhere?

NO

Condition of Chrome

NORMAL WEAR

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NO

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NO

Comments: MINOR SCRATCHES SEEN, 1 ON LEFT REAR BY TAILIGHT. DRIVER'S DOOR DOES NOT CLOSE PROPERLY; SEEMS TO BIND AGAINST THE HARD TOP; MAY BE ABLE TO ADJUST DOOR TO GET BODY LINES CORRECT. RIGHT FRONT DOOR IS STIFF BUT CLOSES PROPERLY. BOTH DOOR GLASS STIFF TO ROLL UP AND DOWN. HOOD COULD ALIGN A LITTLE TIGHTER; APPROXIMATELY 1/4 INCH OFF. GAS CAP DOOR STIFF TO OPEN; MUST USE HAND TO ASSIST; HAS SMALL KNICKS WHERE DOOR HAS CHIPPED PAINT; NEEDS TO BE CORRECTLY ALIGNED.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

INDEPENDENT A-ARM

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.

**

Any Rust-Through?

NO

Any Structural Issues?

DOUBTFUL

Comments: MINOR SURFACE RUST ON UNDERCARRIAGE. * FRAME HAS A PROTECTIVE COATING. ** THIN PROTECTIVE LAYER POSSIBLY COULD COVER SOMETHING BUT, I AM DOUBTFUL; NOTHING OBVIOUS.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

COOLING FANS, ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, EXHAUST

 

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: $57,684

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. VERY CLEAN VEHICLE..
  2. A FEW UPGRADES AND IT WOUDL BE A NICE WEEKEND TOURING CAR. I.E. POWER DISC BRAKES, ADD POWER STEERING, RETROFIT A/C HEATING UNIT; AND COSMETICALLY TIGHTEN UP SOME ITEMS.

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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.