The grading descriptions used by this company are based on the accepted descriptions
used throughout the North American collector car industry.
· #1 Excellent: Restored to current maximum professional standards of quality in all areas.
Generally not driven. Transported by enclosed trailer to and from shows.
· #2 Very Good: Well restored or a combination of superior restoration and excellent original.
May be driven sparingly to shows or for pleasure.
· #3 Good: Completely operational original or older restoration showing some wear. May be a good
amateur restoration in presentable condition. Sometimes referred to as "20- footer". In general most cars displayed at local show and shine car shows are #3s.
· #4 Fair: A drivable vehicle that requires very little work to be totally functional. A poor
amateur or older deteriorating restoration. Referred to as a "driver".
· #5 Restorable: Needs complete restoration of entire automobile. May or may not be running but
having all the major components intact.
· #6 Parts or Donor Car: May or may not be running but is weathered, wrecked and/or stripped to
the point of being useful primarily as a parts car. This vehicle would be incomplete and/or greatly deteriorated that would only have value
as a donor to other projects.
· Accepted Value Guide Publications: Old Cars Report Price Guide, Hagerty's Cars That Matter,
Hemmings Motor News CPI Value Guide, and NADA Price Guide. These value guides are used as a reference
to determine base values. The actual value may vary depending on market conditions.