INSPECTION REPORT

DATE: May 8, 2012

Inspector: Leo

Year, Make, Model: 1967 Corvette Convertible

Test Drive:
Does the vehicle drive straight? Y or N YES
Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy A LITTLE SLOPPY IN THE WHEEL
Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work THE LEFT FRONT CALIPER IS LEAKING FLUID AND VEHICLE PULLS TO THE RIGHT WHEN STOPPING
Suspension Noise? Comment NO ABNORMAL NOISES
Bounce Test? Comment FELT OK

Comments: THE SELLER STATED HE HAD REPLACED THE CALIPERS RECENTLY, THEY LOOK REPLACED. THERE WAS A MILD FUEL ODOR AFTER THE DRIVE; THE INSPECTOR FOUND SOME FUEL IN THE GAS CAP COMPARTMENT, (THE SELLER STATED HE HAD JUST FILLED THE TANK), IT WAS FULL TO THE TOP. THERE WAS ALSO A MILD FUEL LEAK AT THE CARBURETOR SUPPLY LINE FITTING.

Engine:
Engine Size: 327 CID Designation 300 HP **
Performance: SEEMS TO RUN STRONG Oil Level / Quality FULL AND CLEAN
Carburetor (Make, Model) HOLLY 4 BBL Engine Smoke NO
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: SEE COMMENTS Engine Noise  NO ABNORMAL NOISES

Comments: START UP WAS NORMAL FOR A CARBURETED ENGINE, HAD NOT BEEN STARTED PRIOR TO INSPECTOR ARRIVAL. THE OIL PRESSURE WAS GOOD COLD AND AFTER THE TEST DRIVE, ALL THE GAUGES WORK INCLUDING THE TACHOMETER. THERE WAS A MILD FUEL ODOR AFTER THE DRIVE; AND FOUND SOME FUEL IN THE GAS CAP COMPARTMENT, (THE SELLER STATED HE HAD JUST FILLED THE TANK, IT WAS FULL TO THE TOP. THERE WAS ALSO A MILD FUEL LEAK AT THE CARBURETOR SUPPLY LINE FITTING. THERE WAS MILD LEAKAGE FRONT LEFT EDGE OF OIL PAN, NO MAJOR LEAK TRAILS UNDER THE VEHICLE. THERE WAS NO SMOKE ON START UP OR UNDER ACCELERATION. ** THERE IS A 300 HP STICKER ON THE AIR CLEANER LID.

Transmission:
Transmission Type: AUTOMATIC FWD / RWD RWD
Fluid Level/ Quality: LOW Clutch Operation: N/A
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: YES Miss Shifts: NO
Performance: FAIR-POOR    

Comments: THE TRANSMISSION IS AN AUTOMATIC POWERGLIDE 2-SPEED. THE TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS LOW; IT DID NOT REGISTER ON THE DIPSTICK. THE TRANSMISSION PAN HAS SOME LEAKAGE. THE TRANSMISSION HAS A VERY SHORT 1ST GEAR AND DOES NOT DOWNSHIFT ON HARD ACCELERATION. IT SHIFTS OK MANUALLY WITH NO SLIPPAGE BETWEEN GEARS.

Steering:
Steering Type: POWER Performance: GOOD
Fluid Level/ Quality: FULL AND FAIR  
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: YES  

Comments: THE POWER STEERING CONTROL VALVE HAS MILD LEAKAGE.

Brakes:
Brake Type: DISC Performance: PULLS TO RIGHT
Fluid Level/ Quality: LITTLE LOW Noises: NO
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: LEFT FRONT CALIPER LEAKS  

Comments: THE LEFT FRONT CALIPER IS LEAKING FLUID AND VEHICLE PULLS TO THE RIGHT WHEN STOPPING.

Rear End:
U-Joints: OK Performance: OK
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: NO Noises: NO

Comments:

Air Conditioning:
Air Conditioning: N/A Operation Noises: N/A
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: N/A  Blow Cold / Cool / Warm N/A
Temperature Control: N/A  

Comments: NOT EQUIPPED WITH A/C, HEATER AND BLOWER WORK.

Suspension:
Suspension Type: COIL FRONT
SINGLE LEAF IN REAR
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: NO
Noise/Operation: NO  
Drive Train Type: REAR WHEEL DRIVE Operation / Noise: NO
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: NO  

Comments: CAR FEELS A BIT LOOSE IN THE REAR, HAS SMALL TIRES. WE INADVERTENTLY WENT A BIT FAST OVER A FAIRLY LARGE SPEED BUMP/RAMP AND THE VEHICLE HANDLED IT WELL, DID NOT BOTTOM OUT.

Cooling Systgem, Radiator:
Temperature / Fan: FAN CLUTCH FELT A LITTLE WEAK
Performance / Noise: GOOD
Signs/Evidence of Leaks: NO

Comments:

Wheels / Tires:
Tire Type / Manufacturer: Tires: BF GOODRICH SILVERTOWN
Tire Size: FRONT and REAR - 7.75X15 4 PLY
Tread Depth: 6/32 TO 8/32
Wheel Type / Manufacturer: GM FACTORY
Any Wear or Curb Damage? NO CURB DAMAGE

Comments: TIRES HAVE SOME MILD ABNORMAL WEAR.

Exhaust:
Exhaust Type: DUAL Headers: NO
Mufflers: STOCK TYPE, LOOK FRESH Chrome Tips, etc.: CHROME TIPS

Comments:

Electricals: Use "OP" for Operational, use "INOP" for non-operational
Exterior Lighting OP Interior Lighting  OP Trunk Release OP Gauges  OP
Power Windows OP Power Locks N/A Hood Release OP Wipers OP
Power Mirrors N/A Power Seats N/A Cruise Control N/A Power Antenna N/A
Radio OP Clock OP Turn Signals OP Heater OP
Convertible Top OP Rear Defrost N/A Horn OP Fuel Door MANUAL

Comments: THE RADIO APPEARS OEM TYPE AND WORKS. WINDSHIELD WASHERS ARE INOPERATIVE. THE SOFT TOP IS IN GOOD CONDITION, THE PLASTIC REAR WINDOW LOWER EDGE IS STARTING TO COME UNGLUED. * THE HARD TOP WAS HANGING ON THE WALL; SELLER DID NOT WANT TO TRY TO GET IT DOWN TO FIT IT ON THE VEHICLE. FROM WHERE IT WAS HANGING, THE LOWER EDGE SEAL LOOKS TORN; THE UNDERSIDE OF THE TOP LOOKED FAIR, THERE WERE SOME MILD IMPERFECTIONS ON THE TRIM ALONG THE BOTTOM. THE GLASS LOOKED OK. THE HARD TOP IS BLUE LIKE THE SOFT TOP. THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER WILL GET HOT IF IT IS HELD IN MANUALLY.

Interior:
Interior Quality:
Seat Color: WHITE
Seat Cover Material: PLEATHER, VINYL
Seat Cover Condition: SOME WEAR, NO TEARS
Headliner / Dash / Carpet: GOOD
Trunk Area, Under Carpet: GOOD

Comments: THE BOTTOM SEAT CUSHIONS ARE A BIT SAGGED, AND THE COVER MATERIAL FITS A BIT LOOSE. THE BLACK ON THE DOOR PANEL TRIM IS PEELED OFF IN AREAS. THE CARPET AND MATS LOOK NEW.

Body & Paint:
Exterior Body Condition: Quality of Paint: FAIR TO GOOD
Straight / Waves? STRAIGHT Scratches / orange peel? NO
Color Paint: WHITE Collision Damage: NONE VISIBLE
Sports Options: N/A Condition of glass: GOOD
Any Signs of Bondo?  NONE VISIBLE Convertible Top Operation GOOD
Rust anywhere? NO Condition of chrome FAIR

Comments: THE CONVERTIBLE TOP LOWER SEAL DOES NOT FIT TIGHT, IT HAS AIR GAPS, THE SEAL ON THE RIGHT REAR CORNER IS DISLODGED. THE TOP LATCHES DOWN TIGHT FRONT AND BACK. THERE ARE 2 SMALL PAINT CHIPS ON THE COWL AND SOME MILD OVERSPRAY ON THE HOOD. OVERALL THE PAINT LOOKS GOOD, COULD LOOK BETTER IF BUFFED OUT. THERE ARE HAIRLINE CRACKS IN THE FIBERGLASS AT THE TOP REAR CORNERS OF THE DOOR OPENINGS, THE LEFT SIDE MORE THAT THE LEFT. THE FRONT CORNERS OF THE REAR HATCH HAVE SOME REPAIRED AREAS UNDER THE PAINT. THERE IS A FLAW ON THE REAR DECK, JUST RIGHT OF THE GAS CAP; THAT IS VISIBLE ONLY WHEN VIEWED AT JUST THE RIGHT ANGLE, HARD TO SEE, COULD NOT GET A PHOTO OF IT. THE DOOR SEALS AND PILLAR SEALS ARE A BIT WORN; THE WINDOW SEALS IN THE DOORS LOOK OK. THE SIDE PARTS ON THE SEAT MATERIAL ARE DISCOLORED. THE RIGHT REAR EDGE OF THE HOOD IS SEPARATING. THE CHROME IS IN FAIR OVERALL CONDITION AND COULD PERHAPS USE SOME POLISHING.

Undercarriage:
Front End Type: A-FRAME, COIL SPRING Frame Condition OK
Floor Pan: Hard or soft? HARD Any rust? NONE VISIBLE
Trunk Pan: Hard or soft? HARD - NOT REALLY A TRUNK Any rust? NONE VISIBLE

Comments: ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS SHOW SURFACE RUST ON VARIOUS UNDERSIDE COMPONENTS.

Vehicle Modifications:
THE VEHICLE APPEARS TO BE COMPLETELY STOCK
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Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE?
YES

WHAT IS THE VIN NUMBER ON THE TITLE?
194677S105511

WHAT IS THE VIN # ON THE VEHICLE?
194677S105511
DECODE THROUGH "http://www.vinwiz.com/"



WHAT IS THE BLOCK NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)?
7105511 V1201HO

7105511 IS PARTIAL VEHICLE VIN
RESEARCH THROUGH "http://www.motorera.com/corvette/1960/vet67.htm"



RECORD PLATE INFO (all info on firewall tag, fender tag, door tag or dash tag depending on the car):
E07
STYLE 67 467 S3018 BODY
TRIM 450BS 972AA PAINT

RESEARCH THROUGH "http://corvetteactioncenter.com/specs/c2/c2body.html"
AND "http://www.motorera.com/corvette/1960/vet67.htm" AS FOLLOWS:

E07 = BUILD DATE = DECEMBER 7TH
450BS = INERIOR = 450 - WHITE AND BLUE VINYL / BS - NOT NOTED **
972AA = EXTERIOR = 972 - ERMINE WHITE / AA - NOT NOTED **

** RESEARCH THROUGH "http://www.corvette-world.com/corvette_1953-1967_%20body_paint_Trim_Combinations3.php" FOUND THE FOLLOWING EXPLANATIONS:

NOTE: EACH 1967 EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR CODE (ON THE BODY IDENTIFICATION TAG) WILL CONTAIN THE SUFFIX "AA". INTERIOR TRIM CODE NUMBERS WILL BE SUFFIXED BY A TWO-LETTER CODE - FIRST POSITION SUFFIX LETTERS A, C, G & J INDICATE COUPE; FIRST LETTER CODES B, D, H & K INDICATE CONVERTIBLE. BLACK IS THE STANDARD CONVERTIBLE TOP COLOR; OPTIONAL WHITE OR DARK TEAL BLUE WITH ANY EXTERIOR COLOR.



ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED?
YES

CURRENT MILEAGE:
54057 PLUS 9 MILES FOR THE TEST DRIVE

IS THERE MUCH BRAKE PEDAL WEAR?
NO

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

FAIR MARKET VALUE:
$40,871.00 **

** VARIOUS OUTLETS, PUBLIC AND SUBSCRIBED, WERE USED TO DETERMINE THE FAIR MARKET VALUE. DUE TO THE OVERALL CONDITION, GOOD AND FAIR VALUES WERE CONSIDERED.

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OVERALL COMMENTS:
1. THE VEHICLE IS IN A CLASS THREE TO FOUR OVERALL CONDITION.
2. IT IS FUN TO DRIVE AND SEEMS TO RIDE WELL.
3. WITH SOME ATTENTION MADE TO NOTED AREAS, THIS COULD BE A VERY NICE VEHICLE.



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 owner 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.

 

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, or is a well preserved original, possibly with such low mileage that it remains in showroom condition. The interior and exterior show well, 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, 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 “10 footer”. From 10 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 could be termed 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 limited amounts of surface rust, and may be in need of detailing. Chrome and trim may be less than show quality.

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.