A+ = NEW: vehicle is Mint condition, less than 18 months old and under 5000 miles with factory warranty
A = MINT: vehicle is like new or showroom new, the best condition a preowned vehicle can be. Upholstery, Metal, Paint, Glass and Tires are in superior quality. No mechanical problem, has all of its original body parts and has no collision damage. No dents, door dings or scratches. needs no reconditioning
B = EXCELLENT: vehicle looks great, is in excellent mechanical condition. The engine compartment is clean with no fluid leaks. The paint is glossy and the body and interior are free of any wear or visible defects. There is no rust evident, No dents, door dings or scratches. The tires are the proper size and match and are new or nearly new. A clean title history. This is an exceptional vehicle.
C = GOOD: vehicle should be free of any major defects. The paint, body and interior has only minor blemishes (if any), no major mechanical problems evident. A "good" vehicle may need some reconditioning. however major reconditioning should be deducted from the value
D = FAIR: vehicle probably has some mechanical or cosmetic defects, but is still in safe running condition. The paint, body and/or interior may need work. The tires may need to be replaced. There may be some repairable rust damage. The value of cars in this category may vary widely. A clean title history may or not be assumed.
E = POOR: vehicle has severe mechanical and/or cosmetic defects and may be in questionable running condition. The vehicle may have problems that cannot be readily fixed such as a damaged frame or a rusted-through body. unsubstantiated mileage should be considered "poor" because of potential problems. A clean title history may or not be assumed.
Collector Car Vehicle Condition Guide:
A+= NEW: vehicle is Mint and Museum condition, one of a kind
A = 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.
B = FINE: Well-restored or a combination of superior restoration and excellent original, an extremely well-maintained original showing very minimal wear.
C = VERY GOOD: Completely operable original or "older very good restoration" showing wear. 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.
D = 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."
E = RESTORABLE: Needs complete restoration of body, chassis and interior. May or may not be running, wrecked or stripped
F = PARTS CAR: useful only for parts.
Headliner, The lining above your head on the underside of the roof. Headliners are usually not a problem. However, sometimes they are faded or
have stains or tears and sags. They can be replaced, but this requires some time and expense.