Personal service from a national provider

Bawns pride ourselves on our personal relationships, clear guidance and full transparency.

Bawns was founded by Darren Gilling who has over 42 years experience in the specialist car sector, and uses this expertise to provide independent appraisal reports on all classic and specialist  high end collectors vehicles.

Bawns is a single touch point for Buyers, Sellers, Enthusiasts, Insurers and Intermediary Services covering all types of inspections; including pre-purchase, valuation, re-finance, forensic and repair.

We also provide a full concierge service to support buyers, sellers and service specialists with auto sales, vehicle sourcing and purchase assistance worldwide. So buying a rare or hard to find dream car can be a stress free reality.

Vintage car parked against Liverpool skyline backdrop with for an independent appraisal

Bawns offer valuations and inspections across the whole of the UK, seven days a week for both UK and international clients.

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. 

Always use the services of a
classic vehicle expert.

Darren Gilling founder of Bawns Ltd, provider of independent appraisas for classic car enthusiasts

“ With a new generation of enthusiasts, and a growing market, there has never been a more important time to protect the buyer from purchasing blind – with no protection. 

Bawns provides transparency, expertise and much needed emotionally detached clarity, through our independent appraisals, for buyers looking to make a long distance purchase”

Darren Gilling

Bawns Founder

“Thanks to Darren ‘Vera’ the Nissan Bluebird is looking FABULOUS again! I’m so pleased he helped me with the issues I had with another garage. The inspection, the work carried out to date and the support I have received. What a star!”

A Lancaster

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