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Ford Thunderbird, Car Buying, Coupe
#14 of 66 Re: Classic car inspection? [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 21, 2010 (3:29 pm)
And I don't think too many people would really care if a 1962 T Bird was 100% authentic. Do you?
#15 of 66 Re: Classic car inspection? [isellhondas]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 21, 2010 (10:40 pm)
The degree to which authenticity matters varies a lot from car to car, that is very true.
Ironically, the buyer of a 1978 Corvette cares much more than the buyer of a 1978 Ferrari.
For a T-Bird, I think the only buyer who would care is one looking for a special or rare set of options.
#22 of 66 Re: www.AutomobileInspections.com [jeff_the_chef]
Jun 09, 2010 (1:23 pm)
I'm not familiar with the inspection firm you mentioned but I am familiar with WeGoLook.com. They don't do expert inspections, but for a lot less money they will send an independent representative to contact the seller and arrange to meet to make sure the car (or whatever it is) actually exists. They take current digital pics, check the VIN, etc. and provide them to you along with a report via email. If you want them too look at something specific they will. If you order the Custom report they can even arrange transport or deliver the item to the shipper for you. I have a friend who owns several classic cars who thinks this is great.
#23 of 66 Re: www.AutomobileInspections.com [nick625]
Jun 10, 2010 (3:07 am)
I too have heard of companies that do this and it is a useful service but, when it comes to buying a $35,000 Chevelle I need someone who KNOWS what they are looking at, like if it's been in an accident, is full orf rust and bondo or if the numbers match etc. not just someone who can tell me whether the car is there or not. That service you mentioned has its uses but its not something I would condider using for classic cars. I'd rather spend more money and get expert knowledge.