Condition Code Guide
Condition Codes - The following condition codes should be used in conjunction with the value charts listed here. Carefully read them in order to avoid any misunderstandings between buyer and seller. Although they closely match those used by "Old Cars Price Guide," we have simplified and more finely defined our codes.
Code Description .
Excellent - Perfect original car or fully restored with no visually detectible imperfections. The top 100 point "Concours" car. It is stored in a climate-controlled environment, is not driven and is only moved by enclosed transport. An extremely rare car
Fine - Excellent original or superior restored with very minor imperfections only visible upon close inspection by an expert. Considered a top 100-point "show" car by most.
Very Good - Looks very good from a distance but may have several imperfections, minor dents or minor surface rust, very presentable and desirable. Needs cleaning or polishing. Some mechanics might need rebuilding. Includes a very good amateur restoration. Includes those cars with NOS parts that are somewhat shelf worn and with parts that have been restored, or re-chromed, but are not considered 100-point "Concours" quality.
Good - Structurally sound but obviously in need of repair or restoration. May have dents, rust spots, tears, or minor pieces missing but can be restored with normal effort. Mechanical parts may be operational or not but need rebuilding.
Restorable - Needs complete restoration. May have major dents, large rust holes, missing major parts and is usually not running. May show signs of mild to medium wreck damage and be partially stripped.
Parts Only - Shows major deterioration and will require maximum effort to make
usable. May show signs of major rust, cracked, major wreck damage and/or stripped of many major parts. Considered usable for parts only by all but the most optimistic restorer.