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About The Classic Car Inspector.

John Vines, AffIMI, AMSOE, AMIRTE - has operated this specialist service for over 30 years and now operates Yale Engineers Limited as Managing Director, along with son Daniel as Company Secretary.

It is a family company which includes a small team of hand-picked experienced mature engineers and are CPR (Civil Procedures Rules) Section 35 Compliant.

John Vines lectures on the history of arts and science in his spare time.

We can make the purchase of your car a pleasure and ensure that you avoid uncertainty and stress.

Call 07973 708983 or email for more information or click the link below to request a quotation.

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Jenson Interceptor. Quite a number of faults including some commensurate with age of car. We advised the client accordingly and suggested a substantial reduction in price. the client held up the purchase and we were advised by him that car had been later sold at auction around the lower price that we had suggested. Reputable Trader-Vendor, faults unknown to him.

Porsche 911-T 1971 £16,000. This car needed immediate attention to brake hoses which were rubbing where they should not! Missing front brake caliper dowel. Heat exchangers burnt away plus lights and washers needing attention plus zero oil pressure indicated at times. Client re-considered his position in light of our findings.

Delorean. Air con faulty. Structural corrosion needing immediate attention. Auto transmission tired. Client held up the purchase and saved thousands.

Jaguar XJS. Quite nice, but needed new front
brake pads, plus attention to washers and PAS service. Brake pedal master cylinder faulty, all of which was handled satisfactorily by reputable Trader-Vendor.

Mercedes 320 S/L. Nice condition. Air conditioning needed regassing. Light rust of engine core plugs. Reputable Trader-Vendor attended client's requirements. Client had peace of mind.

Lagonda Rapier £35,000. Nice! Attention required to worn timing chain but rectified by reputable Trader-Ventor. Client happy.

Bentley Straight-Eight seen in Germany. Car required attention to gearbox costing some £5,000.

Restoration first stage. Notable structural corrosion found and client decided to carefully consider his position over this particular specimen. Reputable trader.