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Vehicle is in good condition for year model. All body panels, hood, doors, convertible roof, and rear trunk fit and function well. Paint is in good condition There are two very minor paint chips. (See Photos). The convertible roof is in very good condition. The underside of the vehicle shows no signs of damage, rust or leaks. The exhaust system is in very good condition. The interior is in good condition. Seats are covered in mold (See Photos). All seats, dash, carpet, inner door panels, and headliner show no signs of damage or wear. All Systems and accessories work well including; power windows. Driver window will not return up without assistance), power seats work well. All switches and controls work well including; Radio, A/C Heat/Defrost, *NOTE Heater did NOT produce hot air. The engine starts immediately with no noises, leaks, or visible signs of exhaust smoke. The engine compartment is clean and orderly with no signs of modifications. I test drove the vehicle. The engine has acceptable performance. *NOTE once at operating temp, the engine would die at idle. The transmission works well, shifting both up and down while driving. The transmission gear selector is difficult to operate in Park and Reverse. *CAUTION; The neutral safety switch will engine will start while in drive. The steering and suspension are tight with no rattles or noises. The brakes were very weak. *CAUTION; Brakes need to be repaired before vehicle is driven. Please see photos and below for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1982
Make Excalibur
Model Convertible
Mileage 43788
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number 1xapf4319cm827843
Interior Vinyl
Interior Color Maroon
Body Color White
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
Scratches
There are two very minor paint chips. There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle, most too small to see in photos.
Dings
Dents
Paint Condition
Body Seals
Rust
The underside and engine compartment shows areas of minor to moderate surface rust. See pictures.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Front bumper has minor scuff mark in the rubber section.
Side Moldings
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Glass
Body Filler?
Hood
Doors
Floors
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Seat Condition
The seats have mold on the surface with some wear. (See Photos)
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
Window Switches
Divers window will not go up without manually pulling up on glass.
Window Function
Divers window will not go up without manually pulling up on glass.
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Heater
The heater system is not blowing as hot as it should. This may be a sign that the thermostat has failed or is starting to fail. There are other more serious issues that could cause this as well. More diagnosis is necessary.
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Vehicle has mold in the interior seats surfaces.
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
The interior trim shows normal wear consistent with age.
Inner Trunk

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brakes are very weak. CAUTION; Brakes need to be repaired before vehicle is driven.
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Modifications

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
While engine performance was acceptable, Once at operating temperature, the engine would die and would NOT idle.
Transmission performance
While the transmission shifts well when being driven, the gear selector is difficult to operate into park and reverse. CAUTION; The transmission neutral safety switch will allow the vehicle to be started while in gear.
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Brakes are very weak. CAUTION; brakes need to be repaired before vehicle is driven.
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting

Manufacturer

Driver FrontFisk ClassicFisk ClassicPassenger Front
Driver RearFisk ClassicFisk ClassicPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front235/75/15235/75/15Passenger Front
Driver Rear235/75/15235/75/15Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front7/327/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear8/328/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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