Classic Car Inspection
Arrange For A Specialist Inspection Before Purchase
Every year without fail, unsuspecting purchasers, acting on impulse and excitement, will buy their dream motor vehicle without expert advice, discovering only too late that it's not the vehicle of there dreams, and that behind the mirror paintwork, glossy photos, stunning chrome and shiny interior it has turned out to be their worst nightmare.
We strongly recommend an independent pre-purchase inspection report and valuation to assist you in making an informed decision, based on the vehicles actual condition, not what is alleged by the seller. It is very important to choose the right company, and we believe that the one that we will put you in touch with, is surely that right company.
If you already own, or about to purchase a Classic or Historic Motorcar, you will want to know that it is adequately insured. In the event of a total loss situation a vehicle report and valuation can assist you to get back your hard earned cash.
The company that we recommend can carry out inspections anywhere in the UK as the have a nationwide coverage. In fact, in this day and age with the internet and nationwide magazines you will quite possibly be interested in purchasing a classic or vintage car that you haven't physically been able to see due to distance etc. You can have the vehicle inspected and digital images sent to you instantly showing you every aspect of the vehicle and also any concerns that arise (ie. scratches, wear, damage etc). Inspections can also be arranged internationally.
Cars are generally inspected within a 48 hour period and you will receive immediate verbal feedback as soon as an engineer has completed his inspection. The written report is usually received within 1-2 working days and can be e-mailed for speed.
The price is tailored to each specific vehicle as the inspection needs can vary dependent on age, make etc. A lot of the competitors you will see have a 'set prices' page offering cheap but very basic inspections that are highly likely to miss really important information, especially with regards to classic and vintage vehicle inspections, and the reports they provide can be very basic with no personal verbal communication between customer and engineer. A really in depth inspection will normally find enough evidence to be able to go back to the seller and negotiate a lower price therefore covering the price of the inspection.
BEWARE! A lot of inspection companies have contracted engineers who may have little experience, lack of specialist equipment and lack of liability insurances etc. This can be dangerous and costly.
We suggest that you don't just go for the cheapest inspection company, you are much better off to get a service that is second to none. From the moment you send this enquiry you will be assigned a personal engineer with whom you can communicate freely through the whole process and at the end will receive a full detailed and much more personal verbal and written report. And they encourage their customers to feel free to contact them at anytime for further advice after the process is complete.
The company that we are recommending inspect classic and vintage cars being sold by both private sellers and garages. They can carry this out at the weekend or evenings so that you can be present when inspecting the vehicle.
During the check all vehicles are subjected to a Vehicle Data check (HPI check) . If you are wondering whether you should put a deposit on the vehicle prior to inspection then your personal engineer will discuss the best option with you.
Finally, and very importantly, this company can also negotiate on your behalf. Some customers naturally feel uncomfortable negotiating with a seller over the purchase price so they are more than happy to help you with this process.