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Pre purchase inspections and valuations

A fully supported national classic, vintage and specialist vehicle inspection service.

With over 42 years of experience, Bawns provides pre-purchase appraisals for private, corporate and trade clients both nationally and internationally.  We work in partnership with one of the UK’s largest motor engineering organisations. 

Our pre-purchase inspection services provide the skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure a safety net for buyers, checking vehicles throughout and include:

Vehicles can be inspected 7 days a week nationwide and reports are provided electronically to you within 24 hours.

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.

Using a Bawns Classic Car Expert
Can Help You:

We deal with such matters on a physical inspection basis or via a desktop review of a file and papers relating to the vehicle(s) in question. A physical inspection is always recommended if possible. Especially if a buyer is intending to purchase a vehicle long distance or requires a full detailed analysis of the true condition of the vehicle.  

Classic red Ford Corsair parked outside a suburban house waiting for pre-purchase inspections from Bawns Ltd

The physical pre-purchase inspection service will include a detailed inspection of the vehicle (without any dismantling) and during that time detailed digital images will be taken.  We will also perform a HPI history check on the vehicle to include a check of the vehicle’s odometer reading via the National mileage register (NMR) & MOT history check.   

We research the valuation of the vehicle using a variety of sources including industry recognised valuation guides (where applicable) including searching for comparable vehicles advertised for sale in the marketplace at the relevant point in time.

Once we have gathered all the facts, data and research we will then produce an executive summary valuation report, including our captured digital images (physical inspection only) and the relevant research used to support our expert findings.

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