INSPECTION REPORT

DATE: March 21, 2012

Inspector: Mike

Year, Make, Model: 1974 DeTomaso Pantera

Test Drive:
Does the vehicle drive straight? Y or N  YES
Steering Performance? Tight or Sloppy  TIGHT
Brake Performance? Good or Needs Work  GOOD
Suspension Noise? Comment  NONE
Bounce Test? Comment  YES

Comments: NO SUSPENSION NOISE (POPPING, CREAKING, ETC). BOUNCE TEST RESULTED IN VEHICLE RETURNING TO POSITION IMMEDIATELY.

Engine:
Engine Size:  351 CI Designation  305
Performance:  GOOD Oil Level / Quality  FULL/CLEAN
Carburetor (Make, Model)  HOLLEY/750 Engine Smoke  NONE
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE Engine Noise   NONE

Comments: BUYER STATED THE SELLER WILL SUPPLY NEW CARB WITH DELIVERY.

Transmission:
Transmission Type:  MANUAL FWD / RWD  RWD
Fluid Level/ Quality:   Clutch Operation:  GOOD
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE Miss Shifts:  NONE
Performance:  GOOD    

Comments: SHIFTING/CLUTCH IS VERY RESPONSIVE, NO ISSUES.

Steering:
Steering Type:  RACK & PINION Performance:  GOOD
Fluid Level/ Quality:  N/A  
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE  

Comments: NO ISSUES.

Brakes:
Brake Type:  DISK Performance:  GOOD
Fluid Level/ Quality:  FULL Noises: NONE
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE  

Comments: NO NOISES OR PULL TO LEFT OR RIGHT.

Rear End:
U-Joints:  GOOD Performance:  GOOD
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE Noises: NONE

Comments: NO ISSUES.

Air Conditioning:
Air Conditioning:  SEE COMMENTS Operation Noises:  
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE  Blow Cold / Cool / Warm COOL
Temperature Control:    

Comments: A/C DOES NOT BLOW COLD. OWNER STATES IT NEEDS CHARGING. STATES HE HAS SPOKEN WITH BUYER ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

Suspension:
Suspension Type: A ARM W/COIL OVER Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE
Noise/Operation:  NONE  
Drive Train Type:  TRANSAXLE Operation / Noise: NONE
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE  

Comments:

Cooling Systgem, Radiator:
Temperature / Fan:  ELECTRIC FAN/FORCED AIR
Performance / Noise:  GOOD, NO NOISE
Signs/Evidence of Leaks:  NONE

Comments: NO OVERHEATING ISSUES.

Wheels / Tires:
Tire Type / Manufacturer: Tires: PIRRELLI
Tire Size: Front -235/40ZR17
Rear - 285/40ZR17
Tread Depth: 13/32 ALL FOUR (NEW)
Wheel Type / Manufacturer: Wheels: HALL PANTERA
Wheel Size:  

Comments: NO VISIBLE CURBING OR SCRATCHES ON THE WHEELS.

Exhaust:
Exhaust Type:  DUAL Headers:  YES
Mufflers: UNKNOWN Chrome Tips, etc.: CHROME TIPS

Comments: NO ISSUES.

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  N/A Turn Signals  OP Heater  OP
Convertible Top N/A Rear Defrost  N/A Horn  OP Fuel Door  N/A

Comments: THE RADIO IS A NON OEM MADE BY ALPINE.

Interior:
Interior Quality:  
Seat Color:  BLACK
Seat Cover Material:  LEATHER/CLOTH
Seat Cover Condition:  GOOD
Headliner / Dash / Carpet:  ALL GOOD
Trunk Area, Under Carpet:  CARPET GLUED TO DECK, UNABLE TO VERIFY UNDER CARPET

Comments: NO SIGNS OF CORROSION UNDER DECK.

Body & Paint:
Exterior Body Condition:   Quality of Paint:  GOOD
Straight / Waves? STRAIGHT Scratches / orange peel?  SEE COMMENTS
Color Paint: RED Collision Damage:  NONE
Sports Options: WING Condition of glass:  GOOD
Any Signs of Bondo?  YES    
Rust anywhere? NONE Condition of chrome  GOOD

Comments: COMPLETE REFINISH, PANELS VERY STRAIGHT. THERE IS A SLIGHT CLEAR COAT RUN LOCATED AT THE REAR SPOILER BASE (SEE IMAGE). THERE IS SLIGHT ORANGE PEEL, BUT VERY GOOD REFINISH. THERE WERE SIGNS OF BODY FILLER LOCATED AT THE RIGHT QUARTER LOWER (PAINT GAUGE WOULD NOT REGISTER, SEE IMAGE).

Undercarriage:
Front End Type: A ARM COIL OVER Frame Condition GOOD/NEW
Floor Pan: Hard or soft? HARD Any rust? NONE DETECTED
Trunk Pan: Hard or soft? HARD Any rust? NONE DETECTED

Comments:

Vehicle Modifications:
 NON OEM RADIO
 MODIFIED CAMSHAFT AS STATED BY THE SELLER
 
 

Comments:

IS THE TITLE AVAILABLE?
YES

WHAT IS THE VIN NUMBER ON THE TITLE?
THPNND06754

WHAT IS THE VIN # ON THE VEHICLE?
THPNND06754



WHAT IS THE BLOCK NUMBER ON THE ENGINE (IF ACCESSIBLE)?
NOT ACCESSIBLE - LOCATION IS BETWEEN THE REAR SEAT COWL AT THE HEAD AREA.

RECORD PLATE INFO (all info on firewall tag, fender tag, door tag or dash tag depending on the car):
THPNND06754 52389 05817 (REAR WHEEL HOUSE, LEFT SIDE)



ARE THE ODOMETER TUMBLERS ALIGNED?
YES

CURRENT MILEAGE:
29662

IS THERE MUCH BRAKE PEDAL WEAR?
NO

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

FAIR MARKET VALUE: $44,742.00 **
**VARIOUS OUTLETS, PUBLIC AND SUBSCRIBED, WERE USED TO DETERMINE THE FAIR MARKET VALUE. DUE TO THE OVERALL CONDITON, VERY GOOD AND GOOD VALUES WERE CONSIDERED.

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OVERALL COMMENTS:
1. OVERALL, THE VEHICLE IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION.
2. VERY COLD NATURED, NEEDED TO BE WARMED UP.
3. THE CARBURETOR NEEDS A LITTLE ADJUSTMENT. APPARENTLY, THE OWNER AND BUYER HAVE DISCUSSED THIS.
4. AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM DID NOT BLOW COLD DURING THE INSPECTION. THE SELLER STATED AIR CONDITIONING NEEDS CHARGE; OF WHICH THE BUYER IS AWARE.
5. VERY RESPONSIVE, AND SOUND.
6. VEHICLE HAS THE LEGENDARY SOUND WITH ITS EXHAUST…VERY NICE!



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.