When looking for a vehicle, especially one to restore, this guide will help you define a particular vehicle’s condition in such a way that you can obtain agreement from the seller. Also, we include a relative value statement to give you some idea of the relationship between condition and worth. These assessments result from cumulative years of buying experience by the staff of The Second Chance Garage and many other collectors/hobbyists. Current value guides (CPI, Old Cars & Parts, NADA) are available at newsstands. These guides reflect the selling prices of thousands of vehicles and are updated quarterly.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2004/10/17/Vehicle-Condition-And-Relative-Value-Guide