Alignment of Body Panels (gaps)
Upper Body Dents/Dings/Cracks
Is there any obvious collision damage?
Check under the hood and dash, in the trunk, around the doorjambs, bottom of doors and on the weather stripping.
Do you see any signs that the car was repainted? (i.e. over-spray, tape-lines, or unpainted surfaces)
Body Filler (a.k.a. Bondo)
Did you notice any ripples in the body finish?
Did you detect any Bondo in the body panels?
Did you detect any Bondo in the lower body, like Floors, Rockers or lower valences etc.?
*Ask the owner if the car while in their possession or, to his/her knowledge:
Has it ever been in an accident?
If yes, were the air-bags ever deployed?
Was it totalled/written off?
Exterior Chrome / Stainless / Anodizing
Is this section applicable to this automobile?
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being 'Excellent' and 5 being 'Poor', rate the overall condition of the chrome:
Some re-plating required?
Is there any pitting/rust?
Is there any cloudiness or tarnishing?
Glass and Rubber Gaskets
What is the overall condition of the rubber gaskets / weather-stripping?
What overall condition is the glass in?
Soft-Top (If the car is a convertible)
What condition is the soft-top in?
Does it appear to be the original top?
If a replacement, is it ...
Does it seem to fit well when in the up position?
Are there any rips or tears?
Is the stitching coming apart anywhere?
Is the top taut when in the up position?
What is the condition of the top frame?
Does it operate smoothly?