What Condition is my Vehicle In?
DC&A bases appraisals on the internationally
accepted, "1" through "6" vehicle
condition scale, as developed and published monthly
by Krause Publications (since 1952).
1. EXCELLENT: Restored to current maximum professional
standards of quality in every area, or perfect original
with components operating and appearing as new. A
95-plus point show car that is not driven.
2. FINE: Well-restored or a combination of superior
restoration and excellent original. Also, an extremely
well-maintained original showing very minimal wear.
3. VERY GOOD: Completely operable original or "older
restoration" showing wear. Also, a good amateur
restoration, all presentable and serviceable inside
and out. Plus, combinations of well-done restoration
and good operable components or a partially restored
car with all parts necessary to complete and / or
valuable NOS parts.
4. GOOD: A drivable vehicle needing no or only minor
work to be functional. Also, a deteriorated restoration
or a very poor amateur restoration. All components
may need restoration to be "excellent,"
but the car is mostly useable "as is."
5. RESTORABLE: Needs complete restoration of body,
chassis and interior. May or may not be running, but
isn't weathered, wrecked or stripped to the point
of being useful only for parts.
6. PARTS VEHICLE: May or may not be running, but is
weathered, wrecked and or stripped to the point of
being useful primarily for parts.
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the criteria as laid out by P.A.V.E.