How do paint chips or road rash affect value on classic cars? Would a car with rock chips on the front grill/bumper and/or lower hood area cause the car to be classified as "excellent", "good" or "fair"? As a point of reference, here is a link to a car currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2009-pontiac-soltice-gxp-coupe-6/ in photo #24 and #27 of the lower front hood and bumper area you see what appears to be rock chips in the paint. Using this particular car as an example, where would this car fall in the Hagerty "condition ratings": "excellent", "good", or "fair"? And how much of an affect do the rock chips have on the rating? I will be looking at purchasing Pontiac Solstice GXP coupes or convertibles, and I am wondering how to determine value when road rash and/or rock chips in the paint are present. I am not interested in the individual car listed above, just using it as an example as I look at others like it.
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