Why is a Pre Purchase Inspection Important?
Are you dying to get your hands on a classic car or collector car you saw online or at auction? Maybe you’re thinking of buying your neighbor’s vintage Model A because it brings back great memories. Whether you plan to buy a classic car, collector car, or any used vehicle for investment or keep it for your personal collection, purchasing used vehicles can be risky. A test-drive around the block or a quick scan under the hood is not enough to help you identify potential problems with the car.
Classic and collectable cars can have many cosmetic, mechanical and safety issues, which can’t be detected by analyzing online pictures or performing a simple visual inspection. Before you plunk down tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for buying and shipping your classic and collector car, you should get an accurate evaluation of the vehicle’s current condition. A professional pre-purchase inspection will help you identify any issues with the vehicle so you can decide if the classic or collectable car is worth your money.
What we offer in our Pre Purchase Inspections
-Review of title or registration and VIN to match vehicle
-VIN tag decoder
-Body/trim tag decoder
-Detailed color photos of entire inspection
-Inspection of engine and drive-train
-Fit and Finish of all body panels
-Condition of the under body including floor pans, trunk pan, rocker panels, etc
-Inspection of the undercarriage including frame
-Condition of suspension and brakes
-Condition of all trim including chrome, stainless steel, and plastics
-Evidence of any rust or collision damage
-Verification of proper operation of all switches, controls, levers, lights, etc
-Inspection of interior seats, carpet, dash, headliner door panels, etc
-Digital paint thickness meter testing on all body panels
- Inspection and review of any and all documentation
- Videos of walk around and more
-Several comparable vehicles in the current market
-Phone consultation with the owner of the vehicle
-Any additional photos or information you request
-Certified expert to ask all the necessary questions
-Test drive of vehicle and review
-Certified Appraisal with several comps
-Much, Much, More included in your pre purchase inspection.
-Contact us today for a full collector car inspections example report
*No charge for travel on vehicles within a 100 mile radius of the Twin Cities area. We do travel worldwide, please contact us for pricing!
*Transportation is available if you wish to purchase the vehicle being inspected call us for more information.