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Year, Make & Model: 1969 Pontiac GTO

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

6/7/2021 1:00 pm

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

OWNER JACOB F

Who was Present for the Inspection

JACOB F

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

98971

How far AND to what speed?

4 MILES 45MPH

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

NO PULLS LIGHTLY TO RIGHT

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

AVERAGE FOR AGE OF VEHICLE

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

PDB FIRM PEDAL, RESERVOIR WAS FULL PULLED LIGHTLY TO RIGHT ON PANIC STOP TEST

Suspension Noise? Comment

SOFT SUSPENSION LIGHT NOISE

Any significant wind noise?

PRETTY QUIET

Odometer Reading After Road Test

98975

Comments: THE OWNER DROVE DURING THE TEST DRIVE. IT STARTED STOPPED AND STEERED WITHOUT ANY VISIBLE DEFECT. WITH HIS HANDS OFF THE WHEEL IT WILL PULL LIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT.

Engine


Engine Size:

400

Designation: (HP)

 

Performance

MODERATE

Start Up Easy or Hard

STARTED EASILY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL CLEAN OWNER SAID RECENTLY CHANGED

Carburetor (Make/Model)

RODCHESTER FOUR BARREL

Engine Smoke

LIGHT SMOKE ON STARTUP

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

SEEPAGE AT OIL PAN NO VISIBLE LEAKS

Engine Noise

DID NOT KNOCK

Comments: THERE WAS NO RACK PROVIDED. OBSERVING THE BOTTOM OF THE ENGINE WAS DIFFICULT. THE SMOKE ON START UP WAS NOT HEAVY AND COULD BE SPECULATED THAT THE CARBURETOR IS RUNNING RICH AND OR THE ENGINE NEEDS A FULL TUNE UP.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

MUNCIE FOUR SPEED

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

SEALED UNKNOWN

Clutch Operation

PEDAL BEGINS TO ENGAGE AT ABOUT HALF PEDAL SHIFTER FINDS ALL FOUR GEARS EASILY

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF LEAKAGE

Miss Shifts

OWNER NEVER MISSED A SHIFT SHIFTED SMOOTHLY

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED. THE TRANSMISSION WAS DIFFICULT TO OBSERVE. THE OWNER DROVE THE CAR, THE TRANSMISSION OPERATED PROPERLY

Steering

Steering Type

POWER STEERING

Performance

CONSISTANT WITH THE AGE OF VEHICLE

Fluid Level / Quality

RESERVOIR WAS FULL

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

SEEPAGE BUT NO VISIBLE DRIPS

Feel when Stationary

SOME PLAY IN STATIONARY POSITION

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

FRONT DISC REAR DRUM

Performance:

GOOD PULLS SLIGHTY TO RIGHT IN PANIC SKID

Fluid Level / Quality

RESERVOIRS WERE FULL FLUID WAS NOT CLOUDY

Noises

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Feel When Stationary

FIRM AT ABOUT 5/8 PEDAL

Emergency/Parking Brake

INOPERABLE

 

 

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED, OWNER DROVE THE CAR, PULLED SLIGHTLY TO RIGHT ON PANIC STOP TEST. EMERGENCY BRAKE WAS INOPERABLE

Rear End

U-Joints:

 

Performance:

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO VISIBLE DEFECTS

Noises

NO AUDIBLE DEFECTS

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED THE UNIVERSAL JOINTS WERE DIFFICULT TO OBSERVE

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

N/A

Operation / Noises

NONE

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

N/A

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

FAN WAS INOPERABLE

Temperature Control:

HEATER WAS INOPERABLE

 

 

Comments: THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS AND ALL FUNCTIONS WERE INOPERABLE INCLUDING BLOWER, HEATER AND DEFROST

Suspension

Suspension Type

COIL OVER FRONT AND REAR

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NONE

Operation / Noise

SOFT SUSPENSION BUT QUIET

Any Loose Items

NONE

Drive Train Type

REAR WHEEL DRIVE

Any Deteriorated Items

NONE OBSERVED

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO VISIBLE LEAKAGE

Any Wandering on Road

NONE OBSERVED

Bounce Test? Comment

ADEQUATE 1 ½ TO SETTLE ALL FOUR CORNERS

 

 

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED INSPECTION OF THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSIONS WERE DIFFICULT DUE TO CLEARANCE. THE OWNER PERFORMED THE TEST DRIVE. I DID NOT OBSERVE HIM FIGHTING THE VEHICLE IN ANY WAY TO KEEP IT ON THE ROAD. DUE TO THE AGE AND OVERALL CONDITION OF THIS VEHICLE WEAR TO THE SUSPENSION WHERE NOT OBSERVED SHOULD BE ANTICIPATED.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

VEHICLE DID NOT OVERHEAT

Performance / Noise:

COOLING SYSTEM PRODUCED NO NOISES

Coolant Level / Quality

COOLANT LEVEL WAS SLIGHTLY LOW AND HAD A CLEAR GREENISH TINT AS EXPECTED

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF LEAKAGE

Engine Idle Length of Time

ENGINE WAS OPERATED IN THE VEHICLE FOR APROXIMATLY TWENTY MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NONE

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED, THERE WAS NO VISIBLE LEAKAGE OR OVERHEATING OBSERVED. THE ENGINE WAS PLUMBED TO THE HEATING SYSTEM NO VISIBLE LEAKAGE OR SMELL IN THE INTERIOR.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  FACTORY FIVE SPOKE

Tires: GRAND AM RADIAL G/T AND BF GOODRICH RADIAL T/A

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 245 60R14

Spare Mfg / Size: 205/75R14

Tread Depth:

LF8/32RF7/32LR6/32RR5/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth:3/32

DOT / Are they current?

LF6462 RF6462 LR4561 RR4861 ALL ARE EXPIRED

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

VISIBLE WEAR NO VISIBLE CURB DAMAGE

 

Jack and Equipment?

JACK AND BASE OBSERVED

Condition of Jack Equipment:

Comments: THE LEFT REAR, RIGHT REAR TIRES HAVE CHECKING AND SIGNIFICANT DRYROT. THE RIGHT FRONT SHOWS MINOR DRYROT ALL TIRE DATE CODES HAVE EPIRED

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL EXHAUST

Mufflers:

TURBO STYLE MUFFLERS

Headers:

NONE FACTORY EXHAUST MANIFOLDS

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

AFTERMARKET SCREW ON EXHAUST TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

MODERATE

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED. THE HEADPIPES APPEAR TO BE NEWER THAN THE REST OF THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE RIGHT TURBO MUFFLER US BLOWN OUT ON THE UPPER FRONT

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

Exterior Lighting 

1)

Interior Lighting

INOP

Horn

INOP

Turn Signals

OP

Power Windows

2)

Power Locks

OP

Power Seats

OP

Gauges 

3)

Power Mirrors

OP

Clock

FACTORY INOP

Trunk Release

OP

Wipers & Washers

4)

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

MANUAL

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

5)

Radio

 

Front Defrost

INOP

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

INOP

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

N/A

Steering Tilt/tele

TILT OP

Teak Steering Wheel

6)

Radio Mfg

 

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

N/A

Hard Top OFF

N/A

Sunroof OPEN

N/A

Sunroof CLOSED

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Trip Meter

N/A

8-Track

N/A

CD or Other Audio

 

GPS / Navig

N/A

Bluetooth

N/A

Back-Up Camera

N/A

360 Cameras

N/A

Satellite Radio

7)

Keys for ignition, doors, trunk etc

8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: FOUR WAY EMERGENCY FLASHERS WORKED PROPERLY, INTERIOR DOME WAS INOPERABLE, OWNER COULD NOT SHUT WIPERS OFF AFTER TURNING THEM ON (PULLED FUSE). INSPECTION WAS IN FULL SUN IT IS UNKNOWN IF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT WORKED. 1) HEADLIGHTS WERE INOPERABLE IN HIGH AND LOW BEAM HIDEAWAY HEADLIGHT DOORS WERE INOPERABLE. 2) NONE MANUAL FRONTS ROLLED DOWN PROPERLY RIGHT REAR INOPERABLE LEFT REAR PARTIALLY INOPERABLE. 3) FUEL GAUGE WAS INOPERABLE AFTERMARKET GAUGES WORK. 4) WIPERS OPERATED COULD NOT TURN THEM OFF OWNER PULLED FUSE. 5) FENDER MOUNTED APPEARS LOOSE OR BROKEN. 6) FACTORY THREE SPOKE STEERING WHEEL NO VISIBLE CRACKS. 7) AFTERMARKET PIONEER FM CASSETTE. 8) TWO IGNITION ONE TRUNK KEY.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

FACTORY BUCKET SEAT INTERIOR

Seat Color:

BLACK

Seat Material

VINYL

Seat Material Condition

1)

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

2)

Headliner Material & Condition

3)

Sun Visors Material and Condition

VINYL SUN VISORS, DRIVERS DETACHED AND IN THE BACK SEAT

Dash Condition

4)

Carpet Condition

5)

Shifter and Console Condition

6)

Ashtray(s) Condition

OPERABLE

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

7)

Condition of Steering Wheel

8)

Condition of Trim

INTERIOR TRIM APPEARED TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION

Comments: HEADLINER, CARPET AND DRIVERS SEAT COVERS DASH PAD AND BEZEL SHOW DAMAGE. 1) DRIVERS SEAT HAD SOME CRACKS AND CHECKS IN BOTTOM BUN SURFACE ALL OTHERS ARE GOOD. 2) BLACK VINYL DOOR PANELS WITH CARPED FRONT LOWER SURFACES. FRONTS ARE THERE BUT WORN AND SHOW DAMAGE REARS WERE OKAY. 3) CLOTH HEADLINER HAS DAMAGE (VARIOUS HOLES) A NEW REPLACMENT HEADLINER WAS OBSERVED IN THE TRUNK. 4) BLACK DASH PAD WAS CRACKED IN SEVERAL PLACES. AN AFTERMARKET RADIO AND GRAFFIC EQUILIZER WERE CUT TO FIT FACTORY BEZEL, THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CLEAR BEZEL IS EXTREAMLY CLOUDY ON THE SPEEDOMETER ODOMETER POD. 5) CARPET IS LOOSE AND FRAYED AT EDGES NEAR SCUFF PANELS AND KICK PANELS. 6) SHIFTER HAS A HURST T HANDLE IN PLACE OF THE FACTORY BALL. THE SHIFTER BOOT RING IS LOOSE. 7) NO CARPET IN TRUNK; PAN APPEARS DRY WITH ONLY SOME AREAS OF SURFACE RUST. 8) FACTORY THREE SPOKE STEERING WHEEL COMPLETE WITH NO VISIBLE CRACKS.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

2 DOOR HARDTOP

Quality of Paint

1)

Body Steel?

2)

Body Fiberglass?

N/A

Body Straight OR Waves?

PRETTY STRAIGHT WITH A COUPLE MINOR DENTS

Any scratches, orange peel?

VARIOUS SCRATCHES, FADING,AND WEAR

Color

3)

Collision Damage –

4)

Sports Options

ENDURA FRONT BUMPER

Glass Condition –

5)

Doors & Hinges Condition

6)

Doors & Hinges Operation

6)

Any gaps when windows closed?

7)

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

8)

Any Signs of Bondo?

9)

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

10)

Rust anywhere?

11)

Condition of Chrome

12)

Any Rust-Through on Body?

RIGHT REAR BACK WINDOW

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE

Comments: THE BODY NEEDS REPAINTED WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT REPAIRS TO BE MADE TO THE RIGHT REAR CORNER OF THE REAR WINDOW PACKAGE TRAY AND DUTCHMAN PANEL, AS NECESSARY. PAINT GAUGE DID NOT SIGNIFY AREAS OF SIGNIFICAN FILLER IN AREAS CHECKED. OBSERVABLE FILLER IN RIGHT FRONT FENDER. FRONT FENDERS SHOULD BE CHECKED WITH FRONT BUMPER REMOVED. 1) PAINT IS POOR FADED CLEAR COAT IS SUN DAMAGED. 2) FACTORY MILD STEEL BODY WITH FRONT ENDURA BUMPER. 3) ICE BLUE APPEARS TO BE A REPAINT OVER A DARK GREEN. 4) THE FRONT ENDURA BUMPER IS TIGHT UP AGAINST THE FRONT FENDERS (NO GAP WHATSOEVER) THE UPPER CENTER OF THE BUMPER APPEARS SCUFFED. INDICATING LOW SPEED IMPACT. 5) NO BREAKS OR CHIPS HOWEVER THERE IS MODERATE WEAR ON ALL SURFACES WITH VISIBLE SCRATCHES PREDOMINANTLY ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT QUARTER GLASS. 6) HINGES APPEARED TIGHT WITH NO GIVE WHEN THE OUTER DOORS WERE LIFTED. THE DOOR SEALS ALL SHOW SIGNIFICANT WEAR. DOOR HINGES WORK PROPERLY STAYS HOLD DOORS OPEN AS THEY SHOULD. 7) THERE IS AN OVERLAP ON THE DRIVERS DOOR GLASS TO DRIVERS REAR QUARTER GLASS WHEN CLOSED. THE RIGHT REAR QUARTER GLASS WAS INOPERABLE AND MAY NOT BE ATTACHED TO THE REGULATOR. THE LEFT REAR QUARTER GLASS WAS STIFF AND WOULD NOT ROLL DOWN ALL THE WAY. 8) ALL SEALS AND WEATHER STRIPS SHOW SIGNIFICANT WEAR AND DAMAGE. 9) THERE WAS A SPOT OF BONDO OBSERVED IN THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER. 10) DRIVERS DOOR APPEARS TO BE SAGGING JUST A BIT AND DOES NOT SHUT AS EASILY AS THE PASSENGER SIDE IT MAY BE MIS ALIGHMENT OF DRIVERS DOOR GLASS. 11) THE ONLY RUST I OBSERVED WAS IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE BACK WINDOW CHANNEL AND SURFACE RUST ON THE INNER LOWER PACKAGE TRAY AND DUTCHMAN PANEL AT THE TRUNK. 12) PONTIAC SIDE MARKERS AND GTO EMBLEMS HAVE PITTING THE REAR BUMPER HAS PEELING BRLOW GAS DOOR AND SOME EXHAUST FUME PITTING, THE TAIL LIGHT SHOW PITTING THROUGH THE PAINTED SURFACES. THE WHEEL OPENING MOLDINGS AND ROCKERS APPEAR TO BE OF ANNODIZED ALUMINUM THEY ARE FAIRLY STRAIGHT AND HAVE MOST OF THEIR LUSTER. THE FRONT AND REAR WINDOW MOLDING HAVE DENTS IN A COUPLE AREAS AS DO THE DRIP RAIL MOLDINGS. THE GRILL IS A PAINTED SURFACE.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

1)

Condition?

MODERATE WEAR

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

NO VISIBLE DAMAGE TO FRONT FLOOR PANS

Any rust?

NO VISIBLE RUST IN AREAS OBSERVED

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

NO VISIBLE DAMAGE TO TRUNK FLOOR PAN

Any rust?

NO VISIBLE RUST IN AREAS OBSERVED

Any undercoating?

NO VISIBLE UNDERCOATING

Type and if conceals anything.

NO VISIBLE UNDERCOATING

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NO VISIBLE RUST THROUGHS OBSERVED

Any Structural Issues?

NO VISIBLE STRUCTURAL ISSUES OBSERVED

Comments: NO LIFT WAS PROVIDED; OBSERVATION OF THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSIONS AND FLOOR PANS WERE LIMITED. NO VISIBLE RUST TO THE SURFACES OF THE FRAME, OR FLOOR PANS WAS OBSERVED. 1) INDEPENDENT RIGHT AND LEFT A ARMS NO OBSERVABLE DAMAGE.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

ACCELL COIL AND CHROME AFTER MARKET AIR CLEANER ADDED

 

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? YES SIGNIFICANT WEAR

CONDITION: LOW CLASS THREE / CLASS FOUR (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $17,826.73 AS EQUIPPED WITH A 400 / 350 HP ENGINE **

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. A COMPLETE AND USEABLE VEHICLE WITH MINIMAL OBSERVABLE RUST ISSUES.
  2. IN NEED OF A TOTAL RESTORATION.

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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.