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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 18, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pre-purchase Inspection

I’m looking at buying a ‘69 (my first classic car) from an out of state seller. Any recommendations for someone that does pre-purchase inspections in eastern West Virginia? I’d like to have someone that knows what they’re doing look at it before I make a trip from Texas. I’d rather go with a referral than a nationwide company like CarsOnline. I’m new to this forum, so thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 18, 03:18 PM
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Re: Pre-purchase Inspection

Welcome Mike.

Good idea to solicit for a vehicle inspection company with positive recommendations.

Another option is ask on here for an experienced member in the area to check out the car for you after determining their auto mechanical, body and electrical expertise.

We usually recommend private party sellers over dealers unless you have the extra bucks. In either case, the inspection is key given sellers descriptions often are not our reality.

It's unfortunate you haven't found the Camaro you are looking for in the nice and dry great state of Texas (that's where I would be looking)!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 18, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, camaromaniac. Sounds like solid advice. I’m goong to post some pics of a vehicle I found in a separate thread and ask for feedback from members with more knowledge than I have.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 18, 09:15 AM
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Re: Pre-purchase Inspection

One thing you need to communicate with whoever looks at the car - what is your intent?

Are you looking for an orig survivor - or, restored high end resto - or a nice driver with mostly repop parts ?

How important is originality to you?

If your approaching it on a budget (say you have 25K to spend) then whatever is found on the inspection needs to be considered in light of the amount you want to spend and where you future plans are with the car.

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