About Us

Sportscarguides is an independent business established in June 2002 by two sports car enthusiasts and owners, dedicated to providing clear guidance to potential performance car buyers and sellers.

Guides

We were the first UK company to provide this service. In addition to downloadable Guides of up to 20 pages, refreshed at least every 12 months

Buy and Selling

we provide a comprehensive Pre-Purchase Inspection service for your additional comfort. We are probably the largest independent inspector of Porsches in the UK, for instance.

Guide to buying & selling used Porsches

For Buyers

  • A no-nonsense opinion of the desirability of each model featured
  • A quick guide to performance, features, equipment
  • What you can expect when you find a car to view
  • What to look out for – tips which could save you thousands !
  • Guide pricing on purchase, running and service costs

For Sellers

  • How to prepare your car for sale and get the best price
  • Know what the buyer is likely to check out on your car
  • Gain an appreciation of market value to save time

All this information is provided in easy to use downloadable Adobe Acrobat documents. They include detailed pictures of key features of the car and detailed Buying Tips.

We suggest you also buy our Checklist & Porsche Glossary (only £5), which is generally applicable across the range – it’s more comprehensive than Porsche ’s own 74-point check. It could save you overlooking an important point and allow you to compare similar cars.

 

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HPI Check

A HPI Check on your intended purchase will tell you the following key facts:

  • when it was registered, what model it is and the original colour
  • chassis number
  • if the car has been an insurance write-off
  • If there is finance outstanding on it (you are liable for this if its not cleared before you purchase the car)
  • When the present keeper acquired the vehicle
  • A list of dated number plate changes

We strongly advise you buy this check. To do so now click this link.

If you purchase a HPI Check when booking an inspection with us, the cost is incorporated in our fee at a lower rate.


Explanation of code used in insurance losses

Category A  The vehicle may not be resold it must be crushed.  Severely damaged, total burnout or flood damage with no serviceable parts, or already a stripped out shell. DVLA will require a “Notification of Destruction”.

Category B  The vehicle may not be resold. It will have been damaged beyond economical repair, usually with major structural damage. The DVLA will require “Notification of Destruction” but parts can be removed and sold on.

Category C  Repairable salvage. Usually applies to vehicles with significant damage and where the cost of repairs exceeds the book value. It can be sold for repair but must have VIC(Vehicle Identity Check) inspection before returning to the road. V5 documents are returned to DVLA and recorded as category C vehicles. You can re-apply for registration on the original identity once the VIC inspection has been done. VIC inspection and re-registration removes the Category C classification, but evidence it was at one time Category C remains on the vehicle’s record at the DVLA and so will appear on a vehicle data check.

Category D  Repairable salvage. Minimal damage, probably not structural, but insurer does not want to repair, even though it might be economic to do so. Often stolen and recovered after claim has been paid. Or it maybe a vehicle where parts are difficult to obtain so a quick repair is unlikely. Does not need VIC inspection to return to road. Notification will appear in your vehicle history check.

Category X has been the subject of a claim but minor or very lightly damaged and required minimal repair work. It would not recorded with the DVLA so would not appear in any Vehicle Data Check

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