Name of Coach Builder:
If no, is it an exact duplicate of the original?
Was this an original body transferred from another vehicle?
Has the body been altered or newly made in a style that differs from the original?
What are the primary materials used in the construction of the body?
Upper Body Dents/Dings/Cracks
Alignment of Body Panels (gaps)
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?
Was it totalled/written off?
Exterior Chrome/Bright Work
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
Is the overall condition of the rubber door 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?
What material is it made of?
If a replacement, is it ...
Does it seem to seal well around the windows 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?
Is the rear window made of ...
Top frame mechanism condition:
Does it operate smoothly?
What condition are the side curtains in?
Do the side curtains appear to have their applicable Irons, Brackets and Fasteners?