INSPECTION REPORT

Year, Make & Model: 1963 Corvette Split-Back Window Coupe

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

11/7/14 10AM

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

OWNER

Who was Present for the Inspection

LARRY/OWNER

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

34705

How far AND to what speed?

2 MILES UP TO 50 MPH

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

YES

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

GOOD

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

GOOD, NO PULLING WHEN APPLIED

Suspension Noise? Comment

YES, DIFFERENTIAL CLUNK WHEN SHIFTING

Any significant wind noise?

NONE ABOVE NORMAL

Odometer Reading After Road Test

34706

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

327

Designation: (HP)

340

Performance

340

Start Up Easy or Hard

NOT TOO HARD

Any Hesitation on Start

TYPICAL PUMP TO START

Oil Level / Quality

UP

Carburetor (Make/Model)

ROCHESTER

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Noise

SOLIDS NOISY

Comments: THE SOLIDS ARE NOISY; NO RATTLES NOTED.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

T-10

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

UNK

Clutch Operation

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Miss Shifts

NONE

Is there Overdrive?

NO

Overdrive Performance

Overall Performance

NO GRINDING

 

Comments:

Steering

Steering Type

STANDARD

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

N/A

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel when Stationary

GOOD

Comments:

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

DRUM

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

MASTER CYL FULL

Noises

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

GOOD PEDAL

Emergency/Parking Brake

WORKS

 

Comments:

Rear End

U-Joints:

APPEAR RECENT

Performance:

OK

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Noises

CLUNK WHEN SHIFTING

Comments:

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

N/A

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

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

NO

Any Loose Items

NONE APPARENT

Drive Train Type

RWD

Any Deteriorated Items

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

TRANS

Any Wandering on Road

NONE APPARENT

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD, STIFF

 

Comments: VEHICLE STEERS STRAIGHT WHEN HANDS OFF WHEEL.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

GOOD RUNNING TEMP

Performance / Noise:

NONE

Coolant Level / Quality

UP IN RESERVOIR

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

5-8 MIN

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NONE NOTED

Comments:

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  AFTERMARKET

Tires: AFTERMARKET

Are the wheels Knock-off?

YES – AFTERMARKET

If Knock-off, is the tool present?

NO – NOT TRUE KNOCK-OFF

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 15

Spare Tire Size:15

Tread Depth:

11/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth: UNK

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

Jack and Equipment?

UNKNOWN

Condition of Jack Equipment: UNK

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

STANDARD

Headers:

NO

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

STOCK PIPES AND TIPS

Condition and Operation of Side Pipes

NO SIDEPIPES ON THIS VEHICLE

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

QUIET, THROATY

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

OP

Power Mirrors

N/A

Clock

INOP

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers

OP

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

OP

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

N/A

Radio

OP

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

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Radio Manufacturer

ORIG

CD or Other Audio

N/A

Comments:

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKETS

Seat Color:

TAN

Seat Material

VINYL

Seat Material Condition

GOOD

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

GOOD

Headliner Material and Condition

GOOD

Sun Visors Material and Condition

GOOD

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

GOOD

Shifter and Console Condition

GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

GOOD

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

GOOD

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments:

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

COUPE

Quality of Paint

GOOD

Body Steel?

NO

Body Fiberglass?.

YES

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

NO

Any Cracks in

HOOD, SEE COMMENTS

Any Spider-webbing in Fiberglass

SEE COMMENTS

Color

GOLD

Collision Damage –

SEE COMMENTS

Sports Options

Glass Condition –

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Operation

GOOD

Any gaps with windows closed

NO

Condition of seals & weather stripping

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

SEE COMMENTS

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

NO

Condition of Chrome

GOOD ALL AROUND

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NO

Any Structural Issues?

NO

Comments: THE HOOD HAS A SPIDER CRACK, PROBABLY RIGHT DOWN TO THE GLASS. OWNER SAID HE HIT THE BRAKES HARD, AND MASTER CYL PUSHED UP AGAINST HOOD, CAUSING THE IMPACT DAMAGE. HE SAID THE LOWER BOLT HOLDING THE MASTER CYL WAS MISSING, CAUSING THE CYL TO PIVOT. RIGHT W/O HAS A FAT REPAIR ON THE INSIDE JUST OVER THE WHEEL OPENING, ON THE BONDING STRIP. LEFT QTR PANEL HAS HAD A REPAIR. RUNNING YOUR HAND INSIDE THE WHEELWELL, GLASS HAIR IS PRESENT AND THE SEAM IS VISIBLE ON THE OUTSIDE IF YOU LOOK. INSPECTOR THINKS THE QUARTER SHOULD HAVE BEEN SKINNED AND A BONDING CEMENT USED.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

STOCK

Condition?

GOOD

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NO

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NO

Any undercoating?

NO

Type of undercoating

N/A

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NO

Any Structural Issues?

NO

Comments:

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

AFTERMARKET KNOCK-OFF WHEELS

 

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE? YES

WHAT IS THE VIN (SERIAL NUMBER) ON THE TITLE? INFORMATION IN REPORT

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE VEHICLE? (Information provided in official report)

DECODED VIN Information included in official report

 

WHAT IS THE BLOCK NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)? AVAILABLE IN REPORT

WHAT IS CASTING NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)? AVAILABLE IN REPORT

DATA PLATE WITH CODES INFO (these codes, for style, body, trim, paint, etc):

Information provided in official report

ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED? YES

IS THERE MUCH BRAKE PEDAL WEAR? NO

CONDITION: CLASS THREE (See below for information about Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $59,500.00

** PUBLIC AND SUBSCRIBED OUTLETS WERE USED TO DETERMINE THE FAIR MARKET VALUE. DUE TO THE OVERALL CONDITION, GOOD AND AVERAGE VALUES WERE CONSIDERED.

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. THIS IS A NICE CAR. IT HAS SOME ISSUES. TITLE SAYS 308375111628, SHOULD READ 30837S111628. OWNER NEEDS TO GET IT CHANGED AT DMV. I HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS BEFORE ON CORVETTES, NOT A MAJOR ORDEAL.
  2. ENGINE PAD SUPPOSEDLY DECKED. THE LAST 6 ARE VISIBLE, THE E IS DEFINITELY PRONOUNCED, YET ANY DIGITS AND/OR LETTERS BEFORE IT WERE WIPED CLEAN. MAKES NO SENSE. DATE CODE ON BLOCK IS INCOMPLETE, AGAIN, MAKES NO SENSE.
  3. THE HOOD HAS A SPIDER CRACK ALL THE WAY DOWN, SINCE IT WAS CAUSED FROM THE BOTTOM UP. THE RIGHT FENDER HAS AN AMATEUR REPAIR INSIDE THE WHEELWELL, AS WELL AS THE LEFT QUARTER PANEL. THE RIGHT BONDING STRIP WOULD NEED REPLACING, AS WELL AS THE LEFT QUARTER SKIN TO MAKE A #1 CAR. THE ENTIRE TOP WOULD NEED REFINISHING FROM PEAK TO PEAK.
  4. THERE IS A CLUNK IN THE 3RD MEMBER UNDER JUST NORMAL SHIFTING, PROBABLY THE FRONT MOUNT. SYNCHROS ALL WERE GOOD, WOULD DOWN SHIFT INTO FIRST AT AROUND 20MPH, NO GRINDING. DROVE AND BRAKED STRAIGHT. ENG SOUNDED NORMAL FOR A SOLID LIFTER ENG, EXHIBITED GOOD POWER.
  5. THE TRANNY # MATCHED, THE 3RD MEMBER IS OUT OF A 65; OWNER SAID HAS 355’S.
  6. FRAME AND FLOOR PANS LOOKED GOOD. FRAME SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOR A MINNESOTA CAR. GLASS HAD BEEN REPLACED WITH SOFTRAY. I WAS TOLD CAR SAT OUTSIDE FOR SOME TIME. WINDSHIELD STAINLESS LOOKED GOOD, NO SIGNS OF HAIL DENTS.
  7. APRONS APPEAR STRAIGHT, NOR HACKED OR REPAIRED. ENG COMPT CLEAN. SUSP APPEARS RECENT, FRONT AND BACK. SOMETHING WAS OVERLOOKED TO CREATE THE REAR END CLUNK.
  8. NICE CAR, NOT WITHOUT ITS ISSUES. I WOULD RATE IT IN THE 2-3 RANGE. A 63 CPE TO BE RETAIL WOULD NEED VERIFICATION OF THE ENGINE, AS WELL AS A NO REPAIR BODY. SHIFTER IS NOT ORIG, IS A REPLACEMENT. SHIFTER ARMS ARE NOT IN THE FACTORY CONFIGURATION.
  9. IF THE ORIGINAL ENG BLOCK CANNOT BE PRODUCED, THIS COULD NOT RATE AS A #1 CAR, EVEN WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED ISSUES REPAIRED.

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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.

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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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