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Classic Car Inspector offers the complete pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Inspections take between 2 to 4 hours (dependent on vehicle and are easy to arrange). Findings are verbally explained, supported by an easy to follow printed report, which includes a valuation.

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What we Inspect
one of our team inspecting a car for rot

Occupant safety / Accident damage / repair
Hidden structural damage, rot and corrosion
Previous and existing repairs
Mechanical / Electrical
Ownership and document validity / Vehicle ID / outstanding finance
Valuation, essential and desirable repairs, also estimated costs.

checking the bodywork of a car

Soft top frame and tonneau / Screen glass, frame assemblies, perspex and plastic windows
Fabric, aluminium, fibreglass and steel panel foundation. Side, surface and closing panels
Uniformity of panel fit / Identifying hidden sub standard repairs, filler / lead placement.
Testing timber frame members re: wet, dry rot and woodworm. Meter readings (where accessible)
Braced / Inner panel structures, body tub and bulkhead sections
Wood / metal / fibreglass floor sections, chassis, space frame and box sections, for deterioration, rot and corrosion
Paintwork, chrome and fittings / Quality of past and existing repairs / restoration works

checking the interior condition

Entry odours and condition
Headling / fittings / Glass / Mirrors / Wood dash / rail / Door fillets
Upholstery / Trim / Dickey seats
Seat adjustment / Seat belts / anchorages (later vehicles)
Pedal rubbers / Carpets / underlay
Electrical / Instruments /
Functions, fittings and controls


Cooling systems
Fuel Systems/Body Panels


As soon as we have completed the Inspection and Road Test, we will report to you on-site or via a mobile phone within minutes of departing the inspection site.

A written report is prepared the same day as the inspection and will either be emailed, faxed or mailed first class the following day, depending on your requirements.


FREE Initial Consultation

We can provide - without obligation - a free initial consultation. We will "shadow" or follow you over a mobile phone around your chosen car and you can ask questions over your own findings on the car for our consideration, guidance and advice before any commitment to purchase. In fact, we have even put buyers off cars with some of their findings and questions!


Our charges depend on the size of engine, weight and complexity of the vehicle plus the distance we travel to carry out the inspection.

We provide an exceptional, high class service yet provide a competitive price - contact us for details.

We carry fully comprehensive trade insurance for testing the vendors' vehicles.

Call 07973 708983, email for more information or request a Free quote