Our basic 190 point (air cooled) or 230-point (later water cooled cars) Pre-purchase inspection covers the car’s basic documentation, body condition(including going over the body with an electronic paint thickness gauge to find any repaints, filler damage repairs, concealed corrosion etc), grounding damage, modifications, mechanical (non-intrusive) inspection of the engine, gearbox, suspension (leaks, perishing deterioration, etc) and the basic function of the electrical systems and accessories.
We carry the very latest electronic diagnostics to check for concealed faults inside the vehicles various electronic control units and also we check the all important Over rev stored data an essential insight as to the past history of the car,we can from from this information form a good opinion as to how the car has been driven and if the mileage of the vehicle corresponds with our ECU data.
We check the condition of the interior and compartments in detail, assessing wear and tear, accidental damage and non-function of equipment. We lift the car safely using special jacks and stands to allow us to get right under the car on a variety of surface qualities (and using our own safety mats). We assess any oil leaks, the wear and tear of items such as brakes, tyres as well as the cosmetic items such as underbody plastic trim, underseal breaks, etc. If the car is being sold from a non specialist dealer or private seller that is particularly important. On the later models, we are also particularly sensitive for any visual signs of premature mechanical engine issues particularly the M96/7 units.Our experiance here enabling us to spot several key early stage symptoms of potential expensive issues. We carry full trade motor insurance that covers us to drive test the car.
We advise on the car’s value and will declare any major issues . If there are items that need to be fixed within a sensible budget, we would also hope to identify these with the objective of saving you money on the deal. However, it must be said that the inspection is not a warranty or insurance policy; on any used car it is possible that latent issues may arise subsequent to the inspection which were not apparent earlier. As we offer a mobile inspection service - where we are working for you, rather than the car’s owner - we do not dismantle major items from the car during the inspection (although we do take out the front compartment trim to inspect the car’s frontal structure, etc). We take photos as we go through it so you have a better idea of what we are discussing. You get the telephoned bullet point summary immediately after the inspection, followed by delivery of the report by email in PDF format (typically within 24 hours).
Our typical price for a full PPI inspection is £360.00 (within a 60 mile range) so in summary in most cases this is much less than the cost of your average annual service.A couple of worn brake discs capable of costing considerably more.We will travel out side our range but may have to charge slightly more for this.
This benchmarks the quality of the car, hopefully saves you money in the negotiation process and helps you sell it at a later stage. We do an automatic car data check that includes checks all the usual matching number checks, as well as any insurance claims and police records. We also show any outstanding finance on the car.We also run various national database checks in regard of mileage discrepancies,we also can be contracted to oversee restoration projects and to check the quality of any collision repairs for you.We also offer a new "End of term" Inspection service at the end of your vehicle lease term,we offer this service on a non marque specific basis for our clients.
If you have any further questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact our office; our details can be found on the contact us section of the site.
Owner Gary comes from a family steeped in the automobile business now into our 4th generation He served an apprenticeship as a panel beater then moving into high quality paint finishing and progressed into restoring and rebuilding classic and modern cars to a very high standard. He remembers at an early age converting narrow body Porsches to the wide-body look. He ran his own bodyshop for 10 years specialising in very high quality refinishing, including paintwork for several show cars and won an advanced distinction award for his refinishing work from paint maker ICI.
25 years ago and after sourcing and supplying several client cars, he opened his first car sales business predominantly dealing in Jaguar, but including Porsche, TVR and the odd Ferrari. A hands on type when it comes to his personal cars, he has owned many Porsches including 7 993s (including a 3.8 factory 300bhp lhd car, a Turbo and his current Porsche, a Speed Yellow 993 (with a full RS bodykit and interior and many engine, transmission and suspension upgrades), 2 928s, a 944S and a brown (!) 944 turbo. He has sourced many 911s and Boxsters for clients and several well known Porsche independent dealers and says a 997 GT3 RS may tempt him away from air cooled cars at some point!
He has been a member of the Porsche Club GB for many years, attending club meets when possible and he does the pilgrimage to Le Mans every year. We also attend several Classic car auctions and shows annually.