This can be a risky way to invest in a new vehicle, as buying sight unseen can conceal all kinds of unknown issues as you only have the seller’s word to base your purchase on.
Bawns can help put your mind at ease that you are making a sound investment by providing a fast, efficient and professional inspection service, so buyers have fully transparent pre-purchase inspection and valuation.
We offer valuations and inspections across the whole of the UK, seven days a week for both UK and international clients.
Bawns was founded by Darren Gilling, who has over 42 years in the automotive trade, and a passion for classic cars spanning over 4 decades.
After owning more than 250 classic cars he was keen to provide a service that protects the buyer from buying a specialist car blind with little to no protection. This has led to creating a company that is a single touch point for private and commercial buyers and sellers, insurers and intermediary service providers.
Bawns uses their years of expertise to help customers invest in their passion with confidence and full transparency.
Bawns offer valuations and inspections across the whole of the UK, seven days a week for both UK and international clients.
We will carry out a physical inspection of the condition of the vehicle in person, or can carry out an online review of a file or papers relating to the vehicle.
We go away and collate the data and research the value of the vehicle to produce an executive summary valuation report to support our findings.
We work with a nationwide network of
vehicle assessors and consultants, automotive engineers, accident and inspection investigators, and valuers to ensure we provide the highest standard of service to our clients.
“We have used Darren for just over a year now and have found the work he has done on our behalf to be thorough and comprehensive. He is a great source of information at times and this comes in very handy. We would not hesitate to recommend Darren & Bawns Ltd””
Richard – RFH Classics
Whether you are making your first vintage car purchase or choosing to buy long distance, some of the most common reasons for our appraisals are for vehicle purchases, for agreed value Insurance policies, legal disputes, unrecovered thefts, accidents, recorded losses and matrimonial divorce proceedings.
An appraisal from Bawns will prove invaluable.
You will benefit from our decades worth of expertise to establish the accurate condition and value of any classic or specialist car so you can make an informed decision, protecting you from a nasty surprise under the bonnet.
EVA – our online portal provides customers with direct access to their individual reports, using a unique passcode which is provided at point of instruction. The system also provides updates through both email and text messages, ensuring the customer is fully updated throughout the engineering process.