FAQ's

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Have a specific question? If you can't find the answer below or require more detail please drop me a line or call to discuss. Don't be shy, it's good to talk.

01 Viewings and test drives

Viewing strictly by appointment only. All vehicles are kept in secure off site storage. Please give us a minimum of 24 hours notice to arrange a viewing.​ Test drives maybe permitted under certain circumstances and with suitable insurance cover.

 
02 Preparation of cars for sale
Where necessary, cars are HPI checked, professionally inspected, serviced and prepared for sale in a methodical way giving new owners secure peace of mind. 

03 Inspections

For the past 10 years I have been working closely with Robin McKenzie owner of Auto Umbau Porsche specialist in Bedford with whom I enjoy a great relationship. I have previously sold many cars from his premises and continue to use his services for in depth vehicle inspections, service and bodywork and tap into his extensive knowledge base of all things Porsche. For a full inspection quote countrywide please use the contact me page and I will put you in direct contact with Robin. I always recommend for your own peace of mind you come and view or arrange your own professional inspection.

 

04 Service work

Service work is outsourced to a few different organisations. Mainly Colwills garage here in Bude as well as specialists Auto Umbau Porsche in Bedford and Williams Crawford in Devon.

Colwills garage here in Bude have many years of automotive experience and a new purpose built facility for all aspects of work and for all makes of cars. They regularly have an influx of classics as well as the majority of Porsche and Land Rover from the local area.

Braunton engineering in North Devon have also looked after service work and all have a deep knowledge of Porsche cars as well as many other classics. I also use respected Land Rover specialists for outsourcing more technical service work.

 

05 Finance Options

I am unable to offer finance directly but have contacts and recommendations that are selected and trusted to offer good options should you require this service.

06 Warranty

Can be discussed on each car on an individual basis and subject to terms and conditions. Purchase of aftermarket warranties can also be arranged if vehicles qualify. 

Depending on the nature of the sale you are protected under the consumer rights act (excludes cars being sold on a commission basis on behalf of the owner or trade sale vehicles)

 

07Collection and delivery

Please give at least 2 days notice before collection of your car.

I have links to reliable transport providers and can provide competitive quotes for delivery to most UK, European and worldwide destinations.

 

08 Thinking of selling? Outright purchase or commission sale available

If you have an interesting classic or modern for sale or you would like to discuss selling a car on a consignment/commission basis please get in touch. I am always on the lookout to purchase lovely examples but equally I have many satisfied customers that I have sold cars on their behalf, thus taking the stress and time out of the equation and return good results for the owners.

09 PX deals 

Will be considered. As I am only a small independent it is not always possible to take cars as a px deal. 


10Photos and Video files

Where possible I always aim to provide a series of over 200 photos and include video walkarounds of each vehicle or upon request can provide a direct FaceTime chat with the car. Where possible, images are taken in natural light and are not subject to enhancements. I aim to capture all areas of the vehicles and show any imperfections to the best of my ability.

11Remote sales

With the current changes to the way people have been buying vehicles i.e online auction platforms and the many "deliver to you door" services now on offer I have experienced many more of my customers buying vehicles from images, video and good old fashioned phone conversations without actually coming to view the car in person. Whilst I always advocate coming to see what you are buying, I also realise, time, distance and other priorities can be a factor in todays crazy busy world.

With this in mind I offer as much reassurance as possible so remote buyers have the confidence to commit to a purchase knowing that if they were ultimately dissatisfied, we are able to discuss considerate work around solutions to ensure everyone is happy and expectations are met.

 

12 Where the heck is Cornwall?

We are based in the amazing seaside town of Bude on the North Cornish coast. It's a great place to visit with some amazing roads and epic scenery. Easily accessible by road, rail, bus and air. Just over an hours drive from Exeter main train station or Okehampton station around 35 mins away with it's countrywide links, Exeter St Davids station is only 2.5 hours from London. Newquay airport is only an hour away and Exeter airport 1hr 30 mins drive.

 

Why not make a weekend of it?

I can arrange accommodation at a selection of great hotels and B&B's in the local area and can assist with travel plans, rail and airport collections and shuttle services to make coming to see a car as easy as possible.

I'll even point you in the right direction for the best Pasties in Cornwall and the best locations to sip a sunset Ale or glass of fizz.