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Year, Make & Model: 1970 Chevelle SS

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 AT 8:00 A.M.

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

7830

How far AND to what speed?

4 MILES UP TO 70 MPH

Does the vehicle drive straight? YES or NO

YES

Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy

GOOD

Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work

GOOD

Suspension Noise? Comment

GOOD

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

7834

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

402

Designation: (HP)

325

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Carburetor (Make/Model)

HOLLEY 750

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

REAR MAIN

Engine Noise

NO

Comments:

Transmission

Transmission Type:

TURBO 400

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Clutch Operation

N/A

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Miss Shifts

NO

Is there Overdrive?

YES

Overdrive Performance

GOOD

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments:

Steering

Steering Type

POWER

Performance

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel when Stationary

GOOD

Comments:

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

DISC

Performance:

GOOD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

GOOD

Emergency/Parking Brake

INOP

 

 

Comments: SELLER HAS WILWOOD PARTS TO MAKE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WORK.

Rear End

U-Joints:

GOOD

Performance:

GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Noises

NO

Comments:

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

YES

Operation / Noises

INOP

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

N/A

Temperature Control:

NO

 

 

Comments:

Suspension

Suspension Type

COIL

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

GOOD

Any Loose Items

NO

Drive Train Type

RWD

Any Deteriorated Items

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD

 

 

Comments:

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

185 DEGREES / GOOD

Performance / Noise:

GOOD / NO

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

5 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments:

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  RALEIGH FACTORY

Tires: REMINGTON XT-120

Tire Size:

Front – 235/60R15 Rear – 255/60R15

Spare Mfg / Size:  SAME 225/60R15

Tread Depth:

FRONT 8/32  REAR 2/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth:  8/32

DOT / Are they current?

NO

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

 

Jack and Equipment?

YES

Condition of Jack Equipment:  GOOD

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

FLOW MASTER

Headers:

DOUG THORLEY CERAMIC

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

LOUD

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

OP

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers & Washers

INOP

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

N/A

Hood Release

N/A

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

OP

Teak Steering Wheel

N/A

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 / Navigation

N/A

Bluetooth

N/A

Back-Up Camera

N/A

360 Cameras

N/A

Satellite Radio

N/A

Keys for ignition, doors, trunk etc

OP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments:

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKET

Seat Color:

BLACK

Seat Material

LEATHER

Seat Material Condition

GOOD

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

VINYL / GOOD

Headliner Material & Condition

CLOTH / GOOD

Sun Visors Material and Condition

CLOTH / GOOD

Dash Condition

GOOD

Carpet Condition

GOOD

Shifter and Console Condition

AVERAGE

Ashtray(s) Condition

GOOD

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

RUST

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments:

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

COUPE

Quality of Paint

GOOD

Body Steel?

PAINT

Body Fiberglass?

GOOD

Body Straight OR Waves?

YES

Any scratches, orange peel?

NO

Color

STRAIGHT

Collision Damage –

FEW SCRATCHES

Sports Options

RED / BLACK

Glass Condition –

NO

Fender Skirts Material

SS

Fender Skirts Condition

GOOD

Any gaps when windows closed?

GOOD

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

GOOD

Doors/Hinges Condition

NO

Doors/Hinges Operation

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

COMMENT 1)

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

UNDER TRUNK MAT

Condition of Chrome

GOOD

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: 1) BONDO THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BODY.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

COIL INDEPENDENT

Condition?

GOOD

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NONE VISIBLE

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

SURFACE

Any undercoating?

YES

Type and if conceals anything.

SPRAY ON / UNKNOWN

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments:

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

CARBURETOR, VALVE COVERS, HYDRO BOOST, TRANSMISSION, REAR DIFFERENTIAL,

MODIFIED EXHAUST, STEREO, GAUGES, LINE LOCK, GEAR VENDOR

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? SOME

CONDITION: CLASS THREE (See attached breakdown of Classes)

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $49,604.00, ASSUMING IT IS A TRUE SS 396 **

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

OVERALL COMMENTS:

  1. ALL BODY WORK IS DOWN WELL.
  2. NUMBERS APPEAR TO MATCH ON THE ENGINE.
  3. THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT MATCHING.
  4. AIR CONDITIONING COMPONENTS APPEAR TO BE ALL PRESENT. COMPRESSOR DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE LOCKED UP WITH CLUTCH TURNING.
  5. SCRATCHES VISIBLE IN THE PAINT.
  6. RUST UNDER THE TRUNK MAT IS FROM WATER ENTERING THROUGH THE WEATHER STRIPPING.

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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.