Here at Cars On Line.com we see buyers and sellers from all over the world, and the Cars On Line Inspection Service has become a necessity for many car buyers. One of the things we always preach is to have an inspection done before you buy. Don’t buy sight unseen!
Here’s a good example. A collector from Thornton, Australia was interested in purchasing a 1956 Chevy Bel Air from Redlands, California. The buyer asked the inspector to pay close attention to certain key points during the inspection, particularly the vehicle’s body condition, especially any areas of rust.
In the report the inspector found that the two-stage paint looked very nice from a few feet away, but that some orange peel was visible. He also reported that excessive body filler was found in a few small areas. When the inspector checked the vehicle’s undercarriage, he discovered some rust-through areas present on the frame cross members as well as the floor pans. It was noted that the cross member rust-through was early stage structural damage and warned the rust-through floor areas may cause interior floor wetness while driving on rainy days. In the end, the vehicle provided a very nice driving experience. However, due to the rust-through areas, the inspector rated the condition of the vehicle as a Class Four and appraised it at $12,227. Click here to read the full report.
The Cars On Line Inspection Service has set the standard for inspections and appraisals on collector cars. The inspectors in our inspection network use our standard report so that you get the same type of service anywhere in the United States or Canada. Our contracted inspectors are not affiliated with any sales organization. Their loyalty is to the buyer. Click here to find out more! And to learn more about inspection services, see the Classic Car Inspection Services article from our How to Buy a Car Online series.