When you are going through classic car classified ads, you will sometimes see the term “condition rating”. While it is quite obvious that the term refers to the condition of a car, many people do not know what the rating means. The condition rating of a classic car ranges from 1 to 6, and here’s a full explanation of what the numbers represent.

One – Excellent: A car that is as good as new or even better. It has been perfectly maintained throughout the years, or it has undergone excellent restoration work that made it better than its original condition. This is a show car that is not used on the road.

Two – Very Good: A close-to-perfect car that has very low mileage and very minor flaws. It has been very well maintained since the day it was delivered, or it was restored to an almost perfect condition.

Three – Good: A car that can function well. All its parts are working as they should, but its gas and brake pedals may be a little worn. Its paint job and chrome parts may need a little restoration.

Four – Average: This is a classic car that is driven frequently, and it is fairly well-maintained. It is likely that it was restored by amateurs. Its major components are still working, but some minor parts may need repair.

Five – Bad: Although its major components are in place, this car may not be operable. Some of its minor parts may be missing, and there may be rust on the body. Almost the entire car needs repairing, from the mechanical parts to the paint. 

Six – Parts Car: Even if it is restorable, it may not be worth the effort. Major components are missing, and the body may be wrecked or badly rusted.