Specialised pre-purchase inspections for Porsche buyers

We know Porsche!

We are probably the largest independent inspectors of used Porsche in the UK, and were sole provider of inspection services on all sports, premium and luxury cars to the AA through their outsourced partner from November 2004 to April 2007. We still have many of these inspectors – over 50 of them, UK wide.

We use marque experts who know each marque – not general all-marque mechanics. If it’s a Porsche, you get a Porsche experienced guy!

We have inspected literally hundreds of Boxsters, 911s from 2.2 to 997GT3, including Carrera 3.2, 964, 993, 996, 997, 991, 992 in all variants, left and right hand drive, Cayenne, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera, Macan, 924, 944, 968, 928 - the lot !

Our Managing Director, Mark Wibberley is a Porsche owner (944S2, 964, 944Turbo, Boxster), and regularly attends Porsche events. Our specialised Porsche inspectors throughout the UK are carefully selected for their knowledge and experience. We know about and will advise about the RMS, engine failure on 996 and Boxster engines, bore scoring on later cars, and will check to see if we think the car has been used on the track and cared for as a Porsche should be. We will inspect anywhere in the UK including Northern Ireland, and have been to pretty well every Porsche dealer, Approved or specialist,  in the UK, plus hundreds of private sellers and small scale traders.

Contact us now for down to earth advice and use our experience to ensure you don’t buy the wrong car. After all, new Porsches don’t cost £40-120,000 for nothing, and if an older one breaks down the parts cost just as much as when new. So if you are buying an older car due to budget, a modest investment in the cost of an inspection is even more relevant to you.

See these comments from our clients and inspectors:

‘Mark and the team have been absolutely wonderful from first contact. They responded to our email within minutes, spent time on the phone discussing our individual situation with us, and offered knowledgeable advice and help. 
Mark clearly knows what he is talking about, and is very skilled in his field. It was refreshing to speak to someone with so much understanding of such a special car; our treasured Porsche Carrera 996 4S Cabriolet.
The appointment to inspect our vehicle was booked in within an hour of giving them the go ahead as we had empathised the urgency of the situation, and the inspection was carried out the following morning! We were delighted, and surprised, to receive a full detailed and comprehensive inspection report by lunchtime, that very day!
Following on from the report being sent to us, Mark has continued to assist us, ensuring we were happy and satisfied with the service we had received, and following up our progress with the insurance company in question. 
We would happily recommend this company to carry out a vehicle inspection report on any specialist vehicle; service outstanding, knowledge impressive, and a pleasure to deal with, especially considering the difficult circumstances we have been put in by our insurance company.’ 
Charlotte & Joey, Cornwall, April 2016

Updated report on the final result (November 2016)

The Ombudsmen made [the insurer] pay out, and they paid market value as it’s now gone up in value!

Couldn’t have done it without your help, so thank you ever so much

Best wishes

Charlotte :)

We inspect many Porsches for clients out of the UK or a long way from the car, this testimonial was kindly offered by Bob Reynolds on 20/2/2017:

‘I have been looking to purchase a Porsche 911 (997) and recently found a car that seemed to fit all of my requirements. Being overseas at the time I decided to have the car inspected by a specialist in Porsches.

I chose to use Car Inspections as they appeared to offer exactly what I was looking for and had specialist inspectors with many years’ experience in Porsches.

From the initial phone call I made to Mark Wibberley, until receiving the inspection report, the service I received was excellent. I spoke to Mark on a Friday afternoon, the inspector was at the garage at 10.00 am the following morning, carried out a very comprehensive report on the condition of the vehicle, which was emailed to me within a short time after finalising the inspection, including some photographs of items picked up in the inspection of a few issues that needed addressing with the garage, which helped me a lot in my final negotiations.

I would highly recommend anyone that is considering purchasing a high value vehicle to use such a service and in that regard cannot speak too highly of Car Inspections. Excellent service and great value.’


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