Our most sought after and valued services are pre-purchase inspections. Our customers want reasonable assurance that the car they are purchasing is a quality vehicle.
Our experience in dealing with classic cars and collector cars insures that due diligence is done properly, and that the classic car you buy is "as advertised". We also offer an optional drive train warranty on cars that qualify. In short, we provide the expertise and logistics necessary to purchase an investment quality Ford Mustang, Shelby Cobra, Chevy Camaro, Chevy Corvette, Dodge Charger and more!
Why do you need us?
Buying a 30+ year old collector car can be a risky venture. In the mid to late 60's, American manufacturers had no idea these cars would be around 30+ years later, and buying one that hasn't been properly maintained, or restored, can be an expensive lesson. You want one that will pass the kind of inspection you would expect of an investment quality vehicle. We make sure that happens, and that you are getting what you pay for. Through the Dynamic Motorsports appraisal process, we make sure you are getting the very best deal possible from the seller. Our pre-purchase inspection delivers a complete ten page report on the vehicle.
In addition to the narrative and ten page inspection check list, the report also includes a set of digital photographs taken of the interior, exterior, engine compartment, undercarriage and trunk. We ask the seller for a disclosure statement telling us all he knows about the car, its strengths and any flaws. These are verified through the formal inspection. We e-mail our report and pictures to you for your final OK.
We then use the results of the report to negotiate with the seller in your behalf for the best price, which is your purchase price. We arrange shipping via a licensed and fully insured company at a significant discount over what you would expect to pay on your own.
Before we begin the process of finding your dream car, we require a retainer of $500.00 US currency. These funds are retained for payment of a garage inspection by one of our “affiliate garages”, or an OEM dealer, using our format and check list (typically a $250-$400 expense, depending on the “shop rate” of the mechanics performing the inspection). Before a car is inspected, we will evaluate a complete set of recent photographs and seller’s disclosure statement regarding condition. If we like what we see in the pictures and hear from the seller, we recommend an inspection. It is your option to inspect the car, or pass and continue the search.
After the inspection is complete, one of the following happens:
- The car is rejected because it is found to have hidden defects, or is in need of repair beyond acceptable limits. (Typically not the case.)
- The car is not in the condition we expected, but is acceptable with minor cosmetic or mechanical attention. You are informed and you make the call whether we should investigate further, or search elsewhere. If you decide you like the car and would consider buying it, we use the results of the inspection to negotiate with the seller for a better price. (This happens frequently.)
- The car is in "as advertised" condition and is accepted. (Note: We find problems with ALL cars we inspect). Usually they are only minor problems (bad grounds, inoperative fan blower, minor fluid seepage from seals and gaskets, typically caused by inactivity, etc.)
If the car is rejected, there is no additional cost to you. We hold the balance of the funds and locate another car for you. Any funds you pay to us which were not invested in pre-purchase inspections apply toward our fee of 10% of the selling price of the car.
Once we locate the classic vehicle you want, we arrange transportation through one of our preferred partners. Door to door, enclosed shipping in the US ranges from $300 to $1,500, depending on location of the car and the destination. Our process of inspection, evaluation and appraisal is available for any investment caliber, collector car located anywhere in North America. Contact us for more details.