INSPECTION REPORT

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Year, Make & Model: 70 Olds Cutlass Rallye 350

Appointment Information

Date and Time of Inspection

JANUARY 24, 2017 AT 10:00 A.M.

With Whom Did You Confirm the Appointment

STEVEN

Who was Present for the Inspection

STEVEN

Test Drive

Odometer Reading Before Road Test

3941.6

How far AND to what speed?

3 MILES UP TO 45 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

NO NOISE

Any significant wind noise?

NO

Odometer Reading After Road Test

3944

Comments: SPEEDOMETER SHOWED VEHICLE AT 60 MPH WHEN AT 25-30 MPH, AND 85 MPH WHILE ACTUALLY AT 45 - 50 MPH. THE TACHOMETER WAS INOPERATIONAL AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Engine


Engine Size:

350

Designation: (HP)

 

Performance

GOOD

Start Up Easy or Hard

EASY

Any Hesitation on Start

NO

Oil Level / Quality

FULL / FAIR

Carburetor

EDELBROCK 1411

Engine Smoke

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Engine Noise

NO

Comments: GOOD WORKING ORDER. LIGHT, ACTIVE LEAK TO A DRIP AT THE OIL PAN GASKET. IDLED WELL WITH NO STALLING AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Transmission

Transmission Type:

AUTOMATIC

FWD / RWD

RWD

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / GOOD

Clutch Operation

N/A

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Miss Shifts

NO

Overall Performance

GOOD

 

 

Comments: APPEARS TO BE A MODERATE, ACTIVE LEAK TO A DRIP AT THE FRONT OF THE TRANSMISSION PAN / FRONT PUMP SHAFT AREA AROUND THE BELL HOUSING. ALSO, APPEARS TO BE SEEPING OUT OF THE TAIL SHAFT SEAL.

Steering

Steering Type

POWER

Performance

OK

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / FAIR

 

 

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

YES

Feel when Stationary

OK

Comments: NO SIGNSOF PULLING OR DRIFTING ON THE TEST DRIVE. STEERING WHEEL ALSO APPEARS TO BE CENTERED WHILE DRIVING.

Brakes

Brake Type: Front and Rear

SEE COMMENTS

Performance:

OK

Fluid Level / Quality

FULL / DARK

Noises

NO

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Feel When Stationary

FIRM

Emergency/Parking Brake

OK

 

 

Comments: FRONT DISC AND REAR DRUM BRAKES. NO SIGNS OF LEAKS FROM THE TOP OR WHAT WAS VISIBLE FROM BENEATH WITHOUT THE USE OF A LIFT. UNABLE TO CHECK BRAKE LININGS OR CONDITION OF BRAKE LINES / HOSES.

Rear End

U-Joints:

UNKNOWN

Performance:

OK

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Noises

NO

Comments: NO NOISES (CLUNKS,TICKING) FROM THE DRIVE LINE DURING THE TEST DRIVE. NO VISIBLE LEAKS. APPEARS TO HAVE A NEW / REFURBISHED DIFFERENTIAL.

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning:

YES

Operation / Noises

NO NOISES

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Blow Cold / Cool / Warm

COOL

Temperature Control:

OPERATIONAL

 

 

Comments: BLOWER ONLY SEEMS TO HAVE LOW AND HIGH SETTINGS; OR MEDIUM LOW AND MEDIUM HIGH. NO SIGNS OF LEAKS. ALL VENT POSITIONS OPERATING OKLY, I.E. VENT, FLOOR, DEFROST.

Suspension

Suspension Type

SEE COMMENTS

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Operation / Noise

OK

Any Loose Items

SEE COMMENTS

Drive Train Type

RWD SOLID AXLE

Any Deteriorated Items

SEE COMMENTS

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Any Wandering on Road

NO

Bounce Test? Comment

GOOD / OK

 

 

Comments: NO NOISES OR EXCESSIVE SWAYING OR MOVEMENT WHILE DRIVING. FRONT COIL SPRINGS APPEAR TO BE NEWER. CONTROL ARMS APPEAR TO BE ORIGINAL REAR LEAF SPRINGS. ALL SHOCKS ALSO APPEAR TO BE NEWER.

Cooling System: Radiator

Temperature / Fan

OPERATING AS DESIGNED

Performance / Noise:

NO NOISE FROM FANS OR WATER PUMP

Coolant Level / Quality

FULL / FAIR

Signs/Evidence of Leaks

NO

Engine Idle Length of Time

30 MINUTES

Any Overheat During Idle Period

NO

Comments: NO OVERHEAT. TEMPERATURE GAUGE FUNCITIONING AS DESIGNED AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Wheels / Tires Type:

Type (Manufacturer/Factory):

Wheels:  FACTORY STEEL

Tires: COOPER COBRA RADIAL GT

Tire Size:

Front and Rear – 225/70R14

Spare Mfg / Size:  N/A

Tread Depth:

8/32

Spare Tire Tread Depth:  N/A

Date on Tires / Are they current?

YES - 2316

 

Any Wear or Curb Damage?

SEE COMMENT

 

Jack and Equipment?

NOT PRESENT

Condition of Jack Equipment:

Comments: NO JACK OR SPARE TIRE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE. SOME FLAKING OF THE PAINT ON THE RIMS. RIGHT REAR RIM HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY BENT; POSSIBLY CURB DAMAGE.

Exhaust

Type (Dual or Single)

DUAL

Mufflers:

YES / NEWER - UNABLE TO VERIFY MODEL

Headers:

APPEAR TO BE STOCK MANIFOLDS

Accessories (i.e. chrome tips, etc)

CHROME TIPS

Exhaust Loud or Quiet:

QUIET

Comments: NEW MUFFLERS WELDED ON ORIGINAL / OLDER INTERMEDIATE PIPE (SEE PHOTOS).

(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

INOP

Power Mirrors

N/A

Clock

INOP

Trunk Release

OP

Wipers & Washers

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

OP

Steering Tilt/tele

N/A

Teak Steering Wheel

N/A

Odometer

OP

Speedometer

INOP

Radio Manufacturer

N/A

CD or Other Audio

N/A

8-Track Player

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: NO RESPONSE FROM RADIO / SPEAKERS WHEN TURNED ON. CLOCK IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS INOP. SPEEDOMETER MOVES BUT IS NOT CALIBRATED (SEE TEST DRIVE COMMENTS). ENTGINE TEMPERATURE, VOLTAGE AND OIL PRESSURE GAUGES APPEAR TO BE WORKING AS DESIGNED AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Interior

Bench or Bucket Seats:

BUCKET IN FRONT / BENCH IN REAR

Seat Color:

BLACK

Seat Material

LEATHER / VINYL

Seat Material Condition

VERY GOOD

If Seat Belts Present, Verify Condition & Operation

GOOD / APPEAR TO OPERATE AS DESIGNED

Interior Door Panels Material & Condition

LEATHER / VINYL - GOOD

Headliner Condition

VERY GOOD

Sun Visors Material and Condition

LEATHER / VINYL - VERY GOOD

Dash Condition

VERY GOOD

Carpet Condition

GOOD

Shifter and Console Condition

VERY GOOD

Ashtray(s) Condition

GOOD

Trunk Area, Under Carpet

FAIR

Condition of Steering Wheel

GOOD

Condition of Trim

GOOD

Comments: IN TRUNK, UNDER CARPET, FOUND SMALL AMOUNT OF STANDING WATER WITH BEGINNING SIGNS OF RUST IN THE TRUNK PAN. SOME SCUFFS AND SCRATCHES ON THE DOOR PANELS. HORN BUTTON ALSO HAS SOME WEAR.

BODY & PAINT

Exterior Body Style

2-DOOR HARDTOP

Quality of Paint

GOOD

Body Steel?

YES

Body Fiberglass?

NO

Body Straight OR Waves?

STRAIGHT

Any scratches, orange peel?

OXIDATION / BUBBLES

Color

YELLOW

Collision Damage –

NO

Sports Options

N/A

Glass Condition –

VERY GOOD

Doors & Hinges Condition

VERY GOOD

Doors & Hinges Operation

GOOD

Any gaps when windows closed?

NO

Condition of Seals / Weather-strips

FAIR

Any Signs of Bondo?

YES

Any Miss-Aligned Panels

NO

Rust anywhere?

YES

Condition of Chrome

FAIR TO VERY GOOD

Any Rust-Through on Body?

YES

Any Structural Issues on Body?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: SOME RUST-THROUGH ON THE INSIDE OF THE TRUNK LID. LIGHT TO MODERATE RUST ON THE INTERIOR OF SEVERAL BODY PANELS. BONDO PATCHES BEHN THE QUARTER WINDOWS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE VEHICLE. BUBBLES IN PAINT ON THE HOOD AND BOTH DOORS. SOME OVERSPRAY ON THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER AND LEFT DOOR. SOME OF THE PAINT APPEARS TO BE OXIDIZED IN SOME PLACES (HOOD, ROOF). PAINT CHIP LOCATED UNDERNEATH THE HOOD AT THE FRONT POINT. BUBBLING ON SOME CHROME PIEDES; MOST SEVERE ON THE HOOD CHROME TRIM.

UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME

Front End Type

A-ARM

Condition?

GOOD - LIGHT SURFACE RUST

Floor Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

YES LIGHT SURFACE

Trunk Pan: Hard or soft?

HARD

Any rust?

YES LIGHT SURFACE

Any Undercoating?

YES

Type and if it conceal anything

RUBBERIZED

Any Rust-Through on Underside?

NONE VISIBLE

Any Structural Issues?

NONE APPARENT

Comments: FLOOR PANS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PATCHED / REPLACED FRUN UNDERNEATH. THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE ENOUGH UNDERCOATING TO CONCEAL ANYTHING.

Vehicle Modifications (Please List):

EDELBROCK CARBURETOR. MSD COMPUTER PLUS COIL FOR IGNITION.

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE AS REQUESTED? NO

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE TITLE? N/A

NOTE:    SHOULD YOU WISH TO PURSUE THE VEHICLE AND PRIOR TO PURCHASE, IT IS SUGGESTED YOU OBTAIN A COPY TO ENSURE IT IS CLEAR, ACCURATE (VIN MATCHES VEHICLE), AND ABLE TO BE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT A PROBLEM.

WHAT IS THE VIN RECORDED ON THE VEHICLE? AVAILABLE IN 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: $18,800.00 **

** 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. BASED ON THE CONTENTS OF THIS REPORT FORM AND ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS, THE VEHICLE IS IN AVERAGE TO GOOD OVERALL CONDITION.

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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.