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Sample Basic Inspection

VOLKSWAGEN 1300 BEETLE

Basic inspection results
(PREPARED ON 03/01/2020)

The inspector 's conclusion

For 50 year old vehicle Mechanically it is a very good condition Body work has minor issues in few areas. It has some defects, but in general it's very well kept. Has one bigger dent passenger door.

All the rust issues has been welded. Driver seat is a bit wobbly. Engine has been replaced in 2012. Mileage is not actual to me as suspecting the speedo cable not working before as noticed in invoice speedo cable has been purchased.

They mentioned everything would be rectified. Rear Suspension and battery and alternator issues. Steering box would not be touched.

Vehicle matches it's price.

Potential repair costs for this vehicle: £495

HPI Basic Data

Vin: **********
Engine no: AR129347
Color: RED
Mileage: 97716
Mot: 20/08/2020

Vsc:
Service documentation:
Vin match:
Radio security code:
Owners manual:

Range: No
Fuel Type: No
Engine Capacity: No
Market Sector Code: No
Country Of Origin: No
Model Code: No
Model Variant: No
Data Version Number: No
Number Of Gears: No
Nominal Engine Capacity: No
Marque Code: No
Transmission: No
Body Style: No
Visibility Date: No
Sys Setup Date: No
Marque: No
Cab Type: No
Terminate Date: No
Series: No
Number Of Doors: No
Drive Type: No

Date Of Last Update: 13/08/2012
Colour: RED
Vehicle Class: Car
Certificate Of Destruction Issued: No
Engine Number: AR129347
Engine Capacity: 1285
Transmission Code: No
Exported: No
Year Of Manufacture: 1975
Wheel Plan: No
Date Exported: No
Scrapped: No
Transmission: UNKNOWN
Date First Registered Uk: 01/04/1975
Model: 1300 BEETLE
Gear Count: No
Import Non Eu: No
Previous Vrm Gb: No
Gross Weight: No
Door Plan Literal: CONVERTIBLE
Mvris Model Code: No
Vin: **********
Vrm: **********
Date First Registered: 01/04/1975
Date Scrapped: No
Door Plan: 04
Year Month First Registered: 1975-04
Vin Last5: 22798
Vehicle Used Before First Registration: No
Max Permissible Mass: No
Make: VOLKSWAGEN
Make Model: VOLKSWAGEN 1300 BEETLE
Transmission Type: No
Seating Capacity: No
Fuel Type: PETROL
Co2 Emissions: No
Imported: No
Mvris Make Code: No
Previous Vrm Ni: No
Vin Confirmation Flag: No

V5 C Certificate Count: 1
Plate Change Count: 0
Number Of Previous Keepers: 11
Keeper Changes Count: 5
Vic Count: 0
Colour Change Count: No
Colour Change List: No
Plate Change List: No
Vic List: No

Keeper Changes List

Date Of Transaction: 29/10/2017
Number Of Previous Keepers: 11
Date Of Last Keeper Change: 01/04/2017

Date Of Transaction: 24/05/2012
Number Of Previous Keepers: 10
Date Of Last Keeper Change: 04/05/2012

Date Of Transaction: 25/09/2003
Number Of Previous Keepers: 9
Date Of Last Keeper Change: 21/08/2003

Date Of Transaction: 19/01/1999
Number Of Previous Keepers: 8
Date Of Last Keeper Change: 18/05/1998

Date Of Transaction: 08/01/1998
Number Of Previous Keepers: 7
Date Of Last Keeper Change: 10/04/1991

V5 C Certificate List

Certificate Date: 18/05/2012

Road test

Engine-performance - Fair - May require some repairs
Could do with some carburettor tuning up
Engine-noise cold - Good - In working condition
Cold starting - Fair - May require some repairs
Takes bit time to fire up. Car haven't been driven for some time
Hot restarting - Fair - May require some repairs
Takes bit time to fire up
Engine-noise hot - Good - In working condition
Excess smoke - Good - In working condition
Gearbox operation/noise level - Good - In working condition
Auto changes/kick-down - Not Available for this vehicle
Final drive operation/noise level - Good - In working condition
Clutch operation - Good - In working condition
Road holding/stability - Good - In working condition
Steering wheel alignment - Good - In working condition
Steering wheel effort - Good - In working condition
General steering/handling - Good - In working condition
Foot brake operation - Good - In working condition
Hand/parking brake operation - Good - In working condition
Suspension noise - Good - In working condition
Warning lights - Good - In working condition

Electric controls

Head lights - Good - In working condition
Images:
Side lights/running lights - Good - In working condition
Rear lights/number plate lights - Good - In working condition
Stop lights - Good - In working condition
Indicators/hazard lights - Good - In working condition
Reverse/fog lights - Good - In working condition
Auxiliary lights - Good - In working condition
Panel lights - Good - In working condition
Mirror operation - Good - In working condition
Switches/controls - Good - In working condition
Instrument/controls function - Good - In working condition
Horn - Good - In working condition
Heater fan/control operation - Not Available for this vehicle
Air con. operation - Not Available for this vehicle
Door locking/central locking operation - Good - In working condition
Sunroof operation - Not Available for this vehicle
Electric window operation - Not Available for this vehicle
Wipers/Washer operation - Fair - May require some repairs
Wasn’t working suspecting no liquid inside
Head lamp washer/wiper operation - Not Available for this vehicle
Cigarette lighter - Good - In working condition
Radio/CD/aerial - Good - In working condition

Interior / Luggage Compartment

Steering wheel/adjustment - Good - In working condition
Seat upholstery - Fair - May require some repairs
Driver side seat ripped Fair wear and tear
Images:
Seat mechanism - Good - In working condition
Seat belt operation - Good - In working condition
Carpets - Good - In working condition
Door trim panels/fittings - Good - In working condition
Door seals/hinges - Good - In working condition
Interior siills - Good - In working condition
Headlining/visors - Good - In working condition
Dash panel condition - Good - In working condition
Mirrors internal - Good - In working condition
Rear parcel shelf - Good - In working condition
Boot/tailgate lock - Good - In working condition
Luggage area trim condition - Good - In working condition
Illumination lights - Good - In working condition
Convertible roof condition - Fair - May require some repairs
Potential repair costs: £60
Roof needs treatment or replacement
Tonneau cover - Not Available for this vehicle

Engine compartment

Power steering fluid level - Good - In working condition
Clutch fluid level - Good - In working condition
Brake fluid level/visual condition - Good - In working condition
Engine oil level - Fair - May require some repairs
Potential repair costs: £100
Recommend oil change
Engine external leaks - Good - In working condition
Fuel pipe condition - Good - In working condition
Accelerator linkage - Good - In working condition
Drive belt condition - Good - In working condition
Bonnet catch - Good - In working condition
Bonnet hinges - Good - In working condition

Charging and starting system

Battery condition/security - Poor - Require some repairs
Potential repair costs: £95
Battery failed battery test
12v charging system operation - Poor - Require some repairs
Potential repair costs: £180
Alternator wasn’t charging and the started to charge but its overcharging.
Starter motor operation - Good - In working condition
Starter motor noise - Good - In working condition

Cooling system

Coolant level - Not Available for this vehicle
Coolant leak - Not Available for this vehicle
Radiator/cap condition - Not Available for this vehicle
Overheating evidence/road test - Not Available for this vehicle
Cooling fan operation* - Not Available for this vehicle

Brake system

Discs/pads front (if visible) - Fair - May require some repairs
Would advise to recheck brake force distribution if its goes more to the rear wheels as to me feels like rear of the brake force goes more slightly more goes to front just advised to recheck.
Discs/pads/shoes/drums rear (if visible) - Good - In working condition
Work on the brakes has been carried out before to sort out some issues mot failures

Wheels and tires

Front right tyre - Good - In working condition
Front left tyre - Good - In working condition
Rear right tyre - Good - In working condition
Rear left tyre - Good - In working condition
Spare wheel - Good - In working condition
Tool kit/jack - Poor - Require some repairs
Missing
Locking wheel nut key - Not Available for this vehicle

Front suspension / steering

Springs/suspension unit - Fair - May require some repairs
Noticed very slight play in front left wheel bearing adjustment needed. Also slight play developing in steering racks main pin.(long term) For rear suspension the bump stop rubbers worn where the rod travels

Transmission

Fluid/oil leaks - Fair - May require some repairs
Leak from gearbox drive shafts connection boot. It will be repaires

Exhaust system

System condition - Good - In working condition

Body exterior

Fuel filler cover/petrol flap - Good - In working condition
Images:
Key operation in door locks - Fair - May require some repairs
Potential repair costs: £60
Has one set of keys. Boot lock and passenger side lock -none of the keys matching the lock

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