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    99 ebony for Sale (Ad + checklist)

    1999 Ebony VX with 157,xxx Miles in Harrisonburg, VA for sale

    ~Any service history records?

    ~How long have you owned it?
    2 years

    ~Electric windows work properly or bind?
    Needs new regulators

    ~Condition of window rubber track/gaskets...(many have ripped or been cut)

    ~Look behind door panels to see if vapor barrier is present - (may indicate previous work on windows)

    ~Window regulator /motor been replaced?

    ~SBC brackets ever installed on windows?
    Not that I know of

    ~Any oil consumption noted, under ANY conditions? (some seem to consume a little when on prolonged highway driving)
    I add around .75 quarts every 5-6,000 miles

    ~Chrome wheels peeling? (many peeled on the inner side)
    Black wheels

    ~ABS - Any ABS light problems? Make sure ABS light comes on when key is first turned to ON position. If not, could a problem and / or bulb has been removed. Note, many have disconnected ABS system, or never repaired it when it went out, and truck seems to function fine (just no ABS).

    ~OEM CD player still work correctly or ERR3 code? Any jammed CDs?
    Jammed CD

    ~Any problems with TOD?

    ~Any clunking when decelerating or accelerating?

    ~Brand & model of tires & approx tread remaining-
    Michelin Latitude with 80% tread remaining

    ~Do all 4 tires match in brand, size, model, AIR PRESSURE & wear? (TOD system will often make severe clunking noises if all 4 aren't pretty "equal" in all these terms)

    ~How long have these current 4 tires been on?
    2 Years

    ~Timing belt changed?

    ~Original OEM brake pads or replacements?

    ~Any fluids dripping, ever?

    ~Last time & what fluids have been changed?
    Oil, Transmission, coolant and brake 6/27/17

    ~What type of fluids (synthetic oil or regular, motor oil, diff, tranny, transf case)?
    Castrol High mileage part synthetic oil

    ~Evaluate/describe condition of all cladding - scrapes, holes, deformation, dryness, chalky appearance, any evidence of being "painted" in any way?
    Front Cladding has about 7’’ line deformation, passenger side has some scrapes from branches, other cladding is in great condition

    ~Are all cladding screws present? Any striped?
    Yes, none striped

    ~Condition of 4 screw knobs on inside rear door panel (often break off)

    ~Condition of inside door opening handle/levers & mechanism (sometimes broken)

    ~Any unusual /excessive vibrations - very subjective of course

    ~Any problems with motor mounts?

    ~Determine the history of the car's physical location, if possible (i.e. East Coast, potential rust, desert sun (UV), etc)
    Salt Belt states Pennsylvania and Virginia

    ~Inspect thoroughly for rust!!
    Any evidence of rusted bolts anywhere?
    Is rear gas tank skid plate or tail pipe showing rust?
    Good amount of rust. Some surface rust on frame, worst amount of rust is on the inner rocker panel and front bumper reinforcement bar. Skid plate has some surface rust

    ~Status of front bumper reinforcement bar? (Often rusts off completely)
    Present but rusted

    ~Status of rear license plate light/socket/bracket -(often severely rusts) -will give indication if it was in a rust belt area.
    Good shape

    ~Condition of paint - Describe. (fading, chipping, scratches, repainted areas)
    Chipped on rear moon panel and passenger side has some scratches. The replacement passenger side fender I have is from a dragon vehicross so that will need to be repainted

    ~Condition of hood insert - Describe. (very often cracked)
    In good condition with slight surface cracks on the bottom left corner

    ~Condition of plastic headlight housings - any crazing, fogged, cracked, etc...or been restored/polished, etc....(very often cloudy/fogged)
    Slightly fogged and in great condition

    ~Rubber headlight gaskets- present at all?, ripped, condition
    In good condition

    ~Evaluate engine bay- clean? dirty? Any evidence of leaking fluids (old or new) of any type?? Evaluate fluid levels.
    Decently clean engine bay and fluid levels are correct

    ~Evaluate air filter- excessively dirty? OEM or after-market?
    Aftermarket and normal

    ~Has muffler ever been replaced? What's the status of the current muffler? Rusted, surface rust, etc? OEM, after-market? (Since, as I understand it, these mufflers are no longer available, so an aftermarket one with some modification to the pipes may be required.)
    Not that I know of

    ~Has it had to go through emissions testing recently? (Some states require for registration, some don't)
    Last year it

    ~Ever been lifted or torsion bars cranked?

    ~Condition of CV joints? (Can be damaged after being lifted) N/A

    ~Battery- status, condition and age
    4 years old and in good condition

    ~Any unusual flashing of any lights on dash or shifter? (Mode selection switch may be bad)
    ~Any odors inside, such as smoke?
    ~Condition of leather seats...scrapes, rips, tears, wear, abrasion, driver's side seat bolster
    Passenger and rear seat in great condition. Driver seat has small cracks and abrasion
    ~Condition of center console padded armrest -(very often cracked and split where driver's elbow has rested on it)

    ~Condition of leather steering wheel - (often heavily scraped up)
    Great condition

    ~Condition of levers that bring seat back forward to allow access to rear seats (often broken)
    Perfect condition
    ~Does it have an OEM roof rack? No

    ~Are OEM rail caps in place and/or available?
    In place

    ~Ever taken off road? No

    ~OEM or after-market tail pipe?

    ~Status of tail pipe - any deformation may indicate off road use
    Good condition

    ~Status of rear lower cladding & rear gas tank skid plate- scrapes may indicate off road use
    Good condition

    ~Status of undercarriage overall - scrapes, damage, etc... may indicate off road use
    Good condition

    ~Any known repairs?

    ~Any extra parts on hand?
    Passenger side fender from a dragon, passenger side side view mirror, 3-4 star screws

    ~Any modifications done previously that have now been removed? Describe.

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    Jan 2015
    1999 Ebony VX, 0209
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    Good looking ride. Good luck with the sale.
    VX Status: Running Great! Build is coming along nicely...

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    1999, Black 0877
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    Thank you! Another one is in my future for sure.

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