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This Excalibur ran and drove well with some other issues of note. The top frame for the convertible (manual) roof is missing so the roof was not removed due to it having to be manually removed and then manually put back on. The seller volunteered that information. The hood had very minor paint blemishes. There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle. Normal for mileage and most too small to see in photos. There was some general misalignment to the body panels.

The tachometer and voltage meter did not work. The vehicle was driven roughly 3 miles however the odometer is not working, which is why the mileage photos are the same. The seats showed minor wear but no tears. There was surface rust on the underside, see pictures. There is a VIN was on the dash only. I noted no smoke or odd odors inside. The air horn doesn't work. The air conditioning doesn't work.

Under the hood I noted full fluids.

The vehicle did drive well. Once the engine warmed up it ran more fluidly. Note it was a cold day and the smoke seen in the pictures went away and did not come back. The transmission was a little hard to shift back into park after the test drive.

Please see below for pictures and more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1976
Make EXCALIBUR
Model PHAOTON
Mileage 27576
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number 766579
Interior Vinyl
Interior Color Gold
Body Color Tan
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
There was some general misalignment to the body panels.
Scratches
There are minor misc scratches around the vehicle. Normal for mileage and most too small to see in photos.
Dings
Dents
Paint Condition
Body Seals
Rust
The underside shows areas of minor surface rust. See pictures.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Side Moldings
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Glass
Body Filler?
I checked the vehicle with a magnet and found it to stick all around but was weaker in the lower panels. Not excessive.
Hood
Doors
Floors
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn Air horn doesn't work.
Seat Condition
There is light wear to the seats. Normal for mileage.
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
Window Switches
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
The A/C is not blowing cold and the compressor did not turn on. The A/C system is not functioning. Further diagnosis is necessary.
Heater
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cup Holders
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
Inner Trunk

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Belts
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Transmission Fluid
Brake System
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
It as difficult to put the transmission into Park after the test drive.
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting

Manufacturer

Driver FrontMichellinMichellinPassenger Front
Driver RearMichellinMichellinPassenger Rear

Size

Driver FrontP215/70R15/97TP215/70R15/97TPassenger Front
Driver RearP215/70R15/97TP215/70R15/97TPassenger 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 Front10/329/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear10/329/32Passenger 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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