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Year, Make & Model: 1967 Pontiac GTO

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

07/28/2016, 2:30 PM

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

TONY

Who was Present for the Inspection

JAMES, SPENCER

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

52043.6 MILES

How far AND to what speed?

3.7 MILES, UP TO 65 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

YES

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

52047.3

Comments: UNDERBODY RATTLE FROM REAR OVER BUMPS. NOT VERY LOUD.

Engine


Engine Size:

400 CID V8

Designation: (HP)

350 ISH?

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL/GOOD

Carburetor (Make/Model)

ELDERBROCK, 4 BBL

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Engine Noise

NO

Comments: OIL PAN DRIPPING OIL FROM REAR GASKET AREA. THERE WERE WATER STAINS ON THE BOTTOMS OF COOLANT HOSES FROM PREVIOUS LEAKS. THERE WERE NO COOLANT LEAKS FOUND WET TO THE TOUCH.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

TH 400, AUTO 3 SPEED

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL/GOOD

Clutch Operation

N/A

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Miss Shifts

NO

Is there Overdrive?

NO

Overdrive Performance

N/A

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THE TRANSMISSION PAN GASKET WAS LEAKING TO A DRIP. THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTED AS THOUGH IT HAD A SHIFT KIT. THE SHIFTS WERE FIRM AND JERKED INTO THE NEXT GEAR. THE SHIFT KIT ALSO DELAYED THE SHIFT POINTS SOMEWHAT. IT WOULD SOMETIMES CHIRP THE TIRES WHEN UPSHIFTING. SHIFTED SMOOTHER THE WARMER IT WAS. LOW STALL SPEED ON CONVERTER.

Steering

Steering Type

GEARBOX

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL/GOOD

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel when Stationary

TIGHT

Comments: IT HAD A REMANUFACTURED GEARBOX AND NEW STEERING LINES. NO LEAKS SEEN, NO PLAY, NO PROBLEMS.

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

FRONT DISK, REAR DRUM,

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL/GOOD

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

FIRM / PROPER

Emergency/Parking Brake

N/A

 

 

Comments: VACUUM POWER BOOSTER. PARKING BRAKE WAS NOT CHECKED IN CASE IT WAS FROZEN. CABLES WERE CONNECTED.

Rear End

U-Joints:

GOOD

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Noises

NO

Comments: THE REAR DIFERENTIAL LEAKED FLUID TO A FRIP FROM THE PINION SEAL AND REAR COVER GASKET.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

YES

Operation / Noises

FAIR / YES

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

COLD

Temperature Control:

YES

 

 

Comments: R12 FREON A/C SYSTEM HAD BEEN RETRO-FITTED TO THE 134A FREON SYSTEM. THE A/C COMPRESSOR APPEARED ORIGINAL AND DID NOT MAKE ANY ABNORMAL NOISES. THE BELT WAS LOOSE AND WHEN THE COMPRESSOR WAS TURNED ON AT FIRST, THE COMPRESSOR CLUTCH WAS SEEN SLIPPING AND NOT ENGAUGING COMPLETELY. AFTER SOME OPERATION, IT WORKED BETTER. THE A/C DID BLOW COLD, JUST NOT MUCH VOLUME. THE BLOWER FAN MOTOR WAS NOISY AND DID NOT DISPLACE VERY MUCH VOLUME ON ANY FAN SPEED.

Suspension

Suspension Type

COIL SPRING

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

YES

Any Loose Items

NO

Drive Train Type

REAR DIFFERENTIAL

Any Deteriorated Items

YES

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD

 

 

Comments: THE DRIVETRAIN DID NOT HAVE ANY OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS. THERE WERE NO VIBRATIONS WHEN ACCELERATING AND NO NOTICEABLE PLAY IN THE DRIVELINE. THE TRANSMISSION AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL WERE BOTH LEAKING TO A DRIP AND REQUIRED RESEALING DUE TO DETERIORATION OF THE SEALS AND GASKETS.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

GOOD

Performance / Noise:

GOOD

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Engine Idle Length of Time

20 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments:

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels: CHROME ALLOY, AMERICAN RACING

Tires: YOKOHAMA, AVID TOURING-S

Tire Size:

Front –205/65R15, Rear – 215/70R15

Spare Mfg / Size: GRAND SPORT RADIAL GT, P215/70R15

Tread Depth:

9/32 INCH

Spare Tire Tread Depth: 7/32 INCH

Date on Tires / Are they current?

N/A

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

 

Jack and Equipment?

YES

Condition of Jack Equipment: GOOD

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

DUAL

Headers:

NO, CAST EXHAUST MANIFOLDS

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

CHROME TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

QUIET IDLE, LOUD UPON ACCELERATION

Comments: VIDEOS OF EXHAUST SOUND.CLEAN PROFFESIONAL WELDS AND BENDS.

(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

N/A

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

N/A

Radio

INOP

Front Defrost

OP

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

OP

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

INOP

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

OP

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Radio Manufacturer

N/A

CD or Other Audio

INOP

Comments: THE LEFT SIDE “HIGH BEAM” ON THE TOP LENS WAS INOPERABLE. THE REVERSE LIGHTS WERE INOPERABLE. THE CLUSTER LIGHTS WERE VERY DIM. THE AFTERMARKET GAUGES IN THE CENTER WERE MUCH BRIGHTER. THE TURN SIGNALS EXTERNALLY WERE OPERATIONAL ONLY IF THE SWITCH LEVER WAS HELD IN POSITION. THE RIGHT SIDE INTERIOR TURN INDICATOR WAS BURNT OUT. THE INTERIOR DOME LIGHT WAS INOPERATIVE. THE WINDSHIELD WASHER DID NOT SPRAY. THE RADIO WAS NOT INSTALLED. THERE WAS AN OLD STYLE CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER WAS IN A BOX IN THE BACK SEAT. THE HVAC BLOWER MOTOR WAS LOUD INTERMITTENTLY AND DID NOT DISPLACE MUCH AIR.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BENCH

Seat Color:

BLACK

Seat Material

LEATHER / VINYL

Seat Material Condition

GOOD

If Seat Belts Present, Verify Condition & Operation

OPERATIONAL, FAIR CONDITION

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

LEATHER / YINYL

Headliner Condition

GOOD

Sun Visors Material and Condition

Vinyl

Dash Condition

Good

Carpet Condition

Good

Shifter and Console Condition

Fair

Ashtray(s) Condition

Fair

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

Good

Condition of Steering Wheel

Good

Condition of Trim

Good

Comments: THE SUN VISOR MIRRORS AND REAR VIEW MIRROR GLASS WAS AGED AND BLACKENED IN SPECKLED AREAS. THE DASH WAS IN GOOD CONDITION, HOWEVER THERE WERE 3 SMALL CUTS TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER THAT WERE MORE THAN LIKELY THE RESULT OF ASSEMBLY/ STORAGE/ SHIPPING OF PARTS. IT APPEARED AS THOUGH THE DASH BOARD MAY HAVE BEEN REPLACED DUE TO IT’S VERY GOOD CONDITION THAT DID NOT SEEM AGED. THE CARPET ALSO SEEMED NEW. THE TRUNK METAL WAS SOLID AND PROTECTED WITH A GREY COATING. THE RUBBER MAT IN THE TRUNK HAD SURFACE RUST STAINED ON IT FROM MINOR WATER IN THE TRUNK BETWEEN MAT AND TRUNK PAN. THE METAL WAS SOLID.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

2-DOOR COUPE

Quality of Paint

EXCELLENT

Body Steel?

YES

Body Fiberglass?

NO

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

NO

Color

METALLIC BLUE

Collision Damage –

NO

locations of “GTO” insignia / emblems?

SEE COMMENT *

Verify condition of “GTO” insignia

GOOD

Sports Options

NO

Glass Condition –

GOOD

Type & Condition of Hood

METAL / GOOD

Operation of Hood

GOOD

Any gaps when windows closed?

NO

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

GOOD / GOOD

Doors/Hinges Condition

GOOD / GOOD

Doors/Hinges Operation

GOOD / GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

NO

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

NONE VISIBLE

Condition of Chrome

GOOD / EXCELLENT

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: * LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE FRONT LOWER ROCKER PANELS AND REAR QUARTER PANELS. ALSO RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRUNK.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

A-ARM, FULL FRAME

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.

SEE COMMENT *

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NO

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: THE FLOOR PANS WERE SOLID WITH ALL WELDS AND LINES CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL. THE FRAME AND BODY WERE SOLID AND STRAIGHT. THE REAR QUARTER PANELS HAD FACTORY STAMPINGS PRESENT INDICATING ORIGINAL QUARTER PANELS. ALL GAPS APPEARED EVEN, ALL DOORS, HINGES, AND LATCHES OPERATED WITH EASE AND ALL INDICATIONS OF PROPER ADJUSTMENTS. * THE UNDERCOATING WAS FLAT BLACK, SPRAYED ONTO BODY AND FRAME, LOOKED CLEAN AND RUST FREE.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

AFTER MARKET WHEELS, CARBURETOR, INTAKE MANIFOLD, DISTRIBUTER, EXHAUST, SHIFT KIT

 

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: $28,050.00

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. THE VEHICLE WAS WELL RESTORED AND WOULD BE A GOOD DRIVER
  2. IT LOOKS GREAT INSIDE AND OUT WITH ONLY MINOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AS NOTED.
  3. IT WAS COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE WITH A SECURED AND STABLE RIDE. IT DID NOT WANDER OR PULL IN ANY DIRECTION. BRAKING WAS SMOOTH WITH A COMFORTABLE FEEL AND AMPLE POWER ASSIST.
  4. IT HAD DECENT POWER AND SOUNDED GOOD.
  5. NOT TOO LOUD, NOT TOO QUIET. DID NOT “DRONE OUT” WHILE CRUISING.
  6. THE ENGINE STARTED EASY AND DID NOT OVER HEAT.
  7. IT DID GET A SLIGHT EXHAUST TICK THAT SEEMED TO QUIET DOWN AFTER REACHING WARMER OPERATING TEMPERATURES.

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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.