Expert Auto Appraisals offers the highest level of Pre Purchase Inspection | PPI services available for all genres of cars in Florida. We regularly service all areas of Florida. In addition to Florida, I service all areas of the United States. Additionally, I am available for travel abroad for clients with specific needs. I have targeted my services to best serve buyers of special interest and high end automobiles, however we can gladly perform our services on any type of vehicle. A Pre Purchase Inspection, also referred to as a PPI, is an important step in the process of buying an automobile remotely. Our Pre Purchase Inspection expertise is with Porsche, Ferrari, Muscle Cars, Corvette, Exotics, and all vintage European and American Cars.
I have the ability to tailor the inspection to your needs and the vehicle. A Pre Purchase Inspection on a low mileage Porsche 997 GT3 is tailored differently than a vintage car. This inspection is tailored to identify of any paint work, accident history, and a clean Engine DME scan. In contrast, the inspection services would adjust for a 1967 Corvette that has been restored, now over 50 years old. The scope of the inspection would include verifying originality of engine and all driveline components. This is in addition to quality of restoration, signs of accident repair, rust, and overall correctness of all items including color, options, etc. In summary, Expert Auto Appraisals offers a pre purchase inspection | PPI service that can be tailored for any type of car or motorcycle.
I would like the opportunity to discuss your needs and the vehicle that you’re interested in. We will discuss the vehicle, your concerns with the vehicle, and offer you a quote for our services. Our inspections can be performed in most cases within 72 hours. Contact us today at 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs or use our online Pre Purchase Inspection Request Form.
Florida Pre Purchase Inspection Service
In a typical inspection, I statically inspect all aspects of the vehicle. Always provided is a full suite of photos of the entire vehicle. We photograph finish flaws, brightwork, trim, gauges, interior, and all other areas of the vehicle. I provide multiple paint meter measurements on every panel which are photographed. When applicable and possible, driveline photos for stampings, castings, VIN, trim tags, and body numbers are captured. Detailed photos of undercarriage, floors, and suspension are included.
On average, over 250 detailed photographs are provided for review. As always, the vehicle is run and driven and all functions are tested for operation. The drive is usually a few miles in a local area, testing basic mechanical operations. The captured photos are numbered and shared online in high resolution to my client. The notes will be shared via emailed PDF that will correspond with the numbered photos. The usual turnaround for the report is the day after inspection.
Why get a Pre Purchase Inspection?
Expert Auto Appraisals offers Pre Purchase Inspections to assist both buyers and sellers. This service is incredibly valuable to all levels of buyers and sellers. In short, this service is an inspection and valuation of the vehicle you’re about to engage in a transaction with. There are many reasons why a Pre Purchase Inspection should be performed.
As a buyer, regardless of your experience, there’s a huge advantage in having a reliable, expert, 2nd opinion of a vehicle’s condition, correctness, originality, and value. Even the most experienced car buyers rely heavily on opinions of others.
As a seller, preparing your car for sale is important, but just as important is placing your car value within the market range for the vehicle. A well priced vehicle will always sell within a reasonable time frame. Allow us to inform you of your vehicles strengths and weaknesses, and our opinion of the cars value at time of sale.
The paint meters I use are Elcometer 415FNF, Defelsko PosiTector 6000, and Defelsko PosiTector 200 probe. This gives us the ability to measure surfaces on steel, aluminum at depths up to 75.0 mils., helpful when inspection restored cars and damage repair. The Defelsko PosiTector 200 can measure carbon fiber, Kevlar, and composite bodied cars such as Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 288, Ferrari Enzo, and the like.
I regularly perform inspections on all genres of special interest cars offered by the major auction houses. I attend Mecum events throughout the country, including Kissimmee, Indy, Monterey, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Glendale. Barrett Jackson events I regularly attend are Scottsdale and Palm Beach. RM Sothebys, Gooding & Co., and Bonhams events are attended at AmeIia Island, Scottsdale, and Monterey.
Bring a Trailer / BaT
Bring a Trailer has been a very popular online venue for both buyers and sellers. Over the last couple years, I find myself flying out a few times a month to inspect a vehicle at a sellers location prior to the auction end. If you’re considering the purchase / bid on a vehicle that you’d like to have inspected, please contact me, I always happy to assist.
Porsche Pre Purchase Inspections / PPI
I perform PPI or Pre Purchase Inspections on all years of Porsche cars throughout Florida and United States. In addition to the regular inspection services, a few items are specific to some Porsche models. I can provide a DME read for data such as engine hours and Rev Range info using Durametric Diagnostic tool. This can be used on all 996 / 986, 987 / 997, and 981.1 / 991.1 generation sportscars as well as Carrera GT. Additionally, paint meters used are Elcometer 411FNF, Delfelsko PosiTector 6000, and Defelsko PosiTector 200 probe. This gives us the ability to measure surfaces on steel, aluminum, carbon fiber and composite bodied cars such as Carrera GT, GT3 RS fenders, etc.
I perform several Corvette Pre Purchase Inspections a year, mostly C1, C2, and C3 generations. These are popular cars for inspections due to value and the several Corvette specific items that are hard to evaluate remotely. Several of the Corvette Inspection I perform are at auctions such as Mecum and Barrett Jackson where limited information and photos are available. Corvette Inspection Services are available throughout the United States. I will travel to the car to perform the inspection at the seller’s facility or residence. We tailor the services to the Corvette that we are inspecting. I collect engine number stampings, castings, transmission info, rear axle, Trim tag, VIN tag, and condition photos.
All Areas of Florida
Pre Purchase Inspection / PPI services are available in all areas of Florida. This includes Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart, Melbourne, Daytona, Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Destin, Pensacola.
All areas of the US
Inspection services are available on a case by case basis anywhere in the United States and Europe. I regularly perform inspections in California, Texas, Arizona, and all other states. Please call for a quote.