INSPECTION REPORT

Year, Make & Model: 1970 Cord Replica

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection NOVEMBER 26, 2014 AT 3:00 P.M.
With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment RONALD HENRY
Who was Present for the Inspection RONALD HENRY

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

33119

How far AND to what speed?

2 MILES UP TO 40 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

VERY STIFF RIDE

Any significant wind noise?

YES

Odometer Reading After Road Test

33121

Comments:

Engine


Engine Size:

318

Designation: (HP)

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

HARD

Any Hesitation on Start

YES

Oil Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Carburetor (Make/Model)

STOCK

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Noise

NO

Comments:

Transmission

Transmission Type: AUTOMATIC FWD / RWD RWD
Fluid Level / Quality FULL / GOOD Clutch Operation N/A
Signs/Evidence of Leaks NO Miss Shifts N/A
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

DRUM

Performance:

GOOD
Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Noises

NO
Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

GOOD
Emergency/Parking Brake

OK

 

 

Comments:

Rear End

U-Joints: GOOD Performance: GOOD
Signs/Evidence of Leaks NO Noises NO

Comments:

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

PRESENT

Operation / Noises

INOP

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

WARM

Temperature Control:

INOP

 

Comments:

Suspension

Suspension Type

LEAF

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

NO

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

STIFF

 

Comments:

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

OK

Performance / Noise:

OK

Coolant Level / Quality

OK

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

20 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments:

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  STEEL

Tires: KS

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 205.75.14

Spare Tire Size:  205.75.14

Tread Depth:

ALL FOUR 7/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth: 3/32

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

NO

Jack and Equipment?

NO

Condition of Jack Equipment:  N/A

Comments:

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

GOOD

Headers:

NO

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

CHROME TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

QUIET

Comments:

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

Exterior Lighting

OP

Interior Lighting

OP

Horn

OP

Turn Signals

OP

Power Windows

OP

Power Locks

N/A

Power Seats

N/A

Gauges

OP *

Power Mirrors

N/A

Clock

N/A

Trunk Release

N/A

Wipers

OP *

Security System

N/A

Fuel Door

N/A

Hood Release

OP

Power Antenna

OP

Radio

OP *

Front Defrost

OP

Rear Defrost

N/A

Heater

OP

Conv Top Up

OP

Conv Top Down

OP

Top (M)an or (E)lectric

M

Top Boot OR Lid

OP

Cruise Control

N/A

Cigarette Lighter

N/

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

OP

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

OP

Radio Manufacturer

N/A

CD or Other Audio

N/A

8-Track Player

N/A

 

 

 

Comments: SEE OVERALL AND INSPECTOR COMMENTS AT THE END OF THE REPORT.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKET FRONT / BENCH REAR

Seat Color:

BROWN / CREAM

Seat Material

VINYL

Seat Material Condition

TEAR ON THE LEFT SIDE SEAT

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

VINYL AND CLOTH

Underside of Convertible Top Condition

CANVAS

Convertible Top Frame Condition

GOOD

Sun Visors Material and Condition

N/A

Dash Condition

FAIR

Carpet Condition

GOOD

Shifter and Console Condition

GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

N/A

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

N/A

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments:

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

CONVERTIBLE

Quality of Paint

APPEARS GOOD

Body Steel?

NO

Body Fiberglass?

YES

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

NO

Color

YELLOW

Collision Damage –

NO

Sports Options

N/A

Glass Condition –

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Condition

GOOD

Doors & Hinges Operation

GOOD

Convertible Soft Top Material

CANVAS

Convertible Soft Top Condition

GOOD

Rear window glass or plastic

PLASTIC

Rear window clear, foggy etc

FOGGY

Any gaps when windows closed?

YES – 1/4 INCH

Top Boot Material & Condition

VINYL / OK

Type, Operation, Condition of Hood

OK / MANUAL

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

GOOD

Front & Rear Fenders Material

FIBERGLASS

Front & Rear Fenders Condition

GOOD

Any Signs of Bondo?

NO

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

NONE VISIBLE

Condition of Chrome

MOSTLY GOOD

Any Rust-Through on Body?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments:

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

STRAIGHT AXLE

Condition?

GOOD

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

NONE VISIBLE

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

N/A

Any rust?

N/A

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS SHOW RUST ON THE MAJORITY OF UNDERSIDE COMPONENTS.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

SEE INSPECTOR COMMENTS BELOW
 

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED? YES

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE TITLE? (Information provided in official 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)? N/A –

WHAT IS CASTING NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)? N/A –

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

RESEARCH Information provided in official report

ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED? YES

IS THERE MUCH BRAKE PEDAL WEAR? NO

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

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $13,800.00

** 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. WAS HARD TO START. SUSPECT CHOKE IS INOP AS THE OWNER HAD TO PUMP THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MANY TIMES. OUTSIDE TEMPORATURE WAS A COLD 30 DEGREES. STARTER DRIVE NOISE AND SKIPPING; FLYWHEEL MAY HAVE SOME WORN TEETH.
  2. VEHICLE DRIVES OK BUT HAS A VERY STIFF RIDE. IT WENT STRAIGHT DOWN THE ROAD.
  3. TRANSMISSION SHIFTED WELL; NORMAL DRIVING AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION
  4. THE EXTERIOR PAINT IS IN GOOD OVERALL CONDITION WITH NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF CRACKS OR PEELING AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.
  5. THE BODY IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
  6. NO VISIBLE RUST ON THE BODY; JUST ON THE UNDERSIDE.
  7. THE CONVERTIBLE TOP HAS A POOR FIT. UP AND DOWN OPERATION WAS GOOD AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION; IT ALSO HAS A BOOT. INSIDE OF THE TOP IS RIPPED AND TORN FROM USE. THE EXTERIOR CONDITION HAD NO VISIBLE RIPS OR TEARS.
  8. THE REAR GLASS/PLASTIC IS POOR. THE GAP BETWEEN THE WINDOWS IS POOR (1/4 TO 3/8 GAP) AND WILL ALLOW WATER INTRUSION DURING A RAIN STORM.
  9. ALL CHROME IS GOOD EXCEPT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FRONT BUMPER. IT WAS BENT AND THE CHROME IS CRACKED AS EVIDENCED IN THE PHOTO.
  10. BRAKES APPEARED GOOD AND SEEMED TO STOP THE VEHICLE STRAIGHT.
  11. AIR CONDITIONING IN INOP AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION. THE HOUSING IS CRACKED AND MISS-ALIGNED VENTS INSIDE THE VEHICLE.
  12. THE HEATER/DEFROST CONTROLS FIT POORLY.
  13. WIRING UNDER THE DASH AND HOOD ARE A MESS.
  14. GAUGES ARE NOT MATCHING AND THE FUEL GAUGE WAS INOP.
  15. THE WIPERS OPERATE VERY SLOW BUT DO WORK; THEY WOULD NOT BE GOOD FOR HEAVY RAIN.
  16. HORN OPERATED AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.
  17. EXTERIOR LIGHTS OPERATED BUT DID NOT SEE THE TURN AUTOMATIC CANCEL AFTER THE TURN.
  18. TIRES ON THE VEHICLE WERE IN GOOD CONDITION. THE SPARE TIRE WAS NEARLY BALD.
  19. THE RADIO OPERATED AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION BUT THE DOOR IS OUT OF ALIGHMENT FOR THE TAPE PLAYER.

ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM INSPECTOR:

    1. ENGINE IS A 318 CHRYSLER WITH A 727 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
    2. FRAME IS FORD ECONOLINE WITH A STRAIGHT AXLE AND HEAVY LEAF SPRINGS CAUSE A VERY STIFF AND BUMPY RIDE.
    3. FORD 9” REAR END SEEMS TO BE OK.
    4. THIS VEHICLE WILL NEED SOME WORK; POSSIBLY SOMETHING AN INDIVIDUAL MIGHT WANT TO ACCOMPLISH. 
    5. THIS WOULD BE A SUMMER VEHICLE; COLD AND RAIN WOULD BE AN ISSUE.
    6. THE VEHICLE IS 44 YEARS OLD; ITEMS ARE FADED; NOT PERFECT BUT THE BODY IS VERY NICE.

    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.

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