Testimonials

What our customers say.

Just a note to say thank you for what I consider to be a most through inspection I have probably ordered in the neighborhood of 40 inspections in the USA over the last 10 years and your company’s inspection process is the strongest I have received. I hope to be in touch with another vehicle for your company to inspect in the near future.
Peter C., Vancouver, Canada - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro - Restomod
If you are looking for a pre-purchase inspection – look no further than Henry with Iconic Motor Car Inspection! I interviewed several other car inspectors and none were as professional and as easy to work with than Henry. He is responsive, quick, thorough and honest. His reports are easy to read with LOTS of photos. He will spend the time with you to explain his report afterwards. I was so impressed with his service I ordered another car inspection the next day. A pre-purchase inspection is money well spent. Also for all you Porsche enthusiasts out there…he is THE guy as he got his start as a mechanic working on those early models. He will know exactly where to look and what to find. Highly recommended folks.
Michael R., Honolulu, HI - 1966,1968 Porsche 912
Henry performed a comprehensive inspection and provided a detailed report with over one hundred quality photographs of a 1968 Cadillac DeVille convertible for me in March 2018. Although I tried to contact the owner of the vehicle, he did not return my calls. I later found out that the owner sold the to another party. I have continued to search for a similar car and recently located one. I have already contacted Henry to do the inspection and look forward to his findings. I definitely recommend Iconic Motor Car Inspection!

Henry was my choice to inspect a second classic Cadillac convertible that I was interested in buying. What appeared to be a good car to me, Henry’s inspection revealed many concerning flaws. The seller had done several Mickey Mouse fixes that would have needed to be repaired right away. My wife said that he’s “worth every penny” and I agreed that he saved our bacon from making a bad purchase. The video feature is great!

This is the third time I’ve used Iconic to inspect a convertible Cadillac for me. As usual, he did an amazing job. The photos he took, as well as his video assessment, were so helpful. I’m pretty picky about cars, so this third car that Henry has inspected for me, I have also chosen not to purchase. I trust Henry’s expertise and will continue to have him inspect any classic vehicle that I may purchase. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Iconic Motor Car Inspection.

Curt M., Castaic, CA - 1968 Cadillac DeVille
The report was outstanding and money well spent. Thank you so much for the in depth probe and video. Very professional and well presented easy to understand format.
Michael K, Monterey, CA - 2009 Aston Martin DB9
Hi All

Henry supported me with a complete auto inspection some five hours drive away from his home. He travelled this on a motorbike there and back. His report was fabulous. Told me all the bad and good points and any concerns he had. Hi communication through the whole process is amazing – I can call him any time and he has always been supportive and helpful; pre and post sale. I can always give anybody a verbal reference if required.

Arun P., United Kingdom - 1959 Mercedes 190SL (W121)
Henry. Thanks so much. The report was awesome and very detailed, and the seller appreciated the level of detail as well. Appreciate the words of wisdom. I do have a pretty realistic understanding that the car will have issues and every car does to some extent.
Spencer, Santa Clara, CA - 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible
Excellent communication and customer service! I had Henry inspect a 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet ‘Slant Nose’ conversion for me. Not only did he save me from making a costly mistake, but, he gave me valuable information in regards to; asking the right ‘ ualifying’ questions from prospective sellers, and hopefully, mitigating any future loss of time and money. Henry is awesome; I was impressed with his knowledge, patience and familiarity with the cars. Although he sent me a link to access the completed report, he still followed up with a phone call to further explain the photos containing the structural damage and the methods he used to detect the poor workmanship issues. I would use him again!
George R., Southern California - 1987 Porsche 911
My inspector Henry did a fantastic job. – He was literally obsessive with details. *Excellent Service & Results. I will use him again in the future.

Todd, South Carolina - 1988 Nissan Pathfinder
I have made the mistake of buying with only viewing the car on the internet through a dealer in St Louie 18 months ago, lesson learned.
Then having the good fortune of meeting you and you inspecting two vehicles that I had inspected myself and found them a project, but after your expert inspection and detailed written / photographic report which outline many faults and problems not seen by me I did not go ahead with the purchase.

I can give my highest recommendation to any buyer to use your services for complete peace of mind. Once again thank you for your professional approach to your Inspections carried out for us.

George McCallum , Queensland, Australia - 1963 Porsche 356 & 1987 911 Carrera
What can I say, when making important decisions such as buying a vintage car a PPI is a must. Henry is extremely knowledgeable, prompt and thorough. When examining my 1977 Porsche 911 S he took the time to go through all the small details. Unlike many people that just come in with an iPhone camera and snap a couple pictures I had 150+ Hi Res pictures taken with a professional camera of every nook and cranny of the car.

Henry used to work with Porsches years back so his knowledge on these cars for exceeded the knowledge of any common inspector. If you’re in the market for a vintage car in general I would highly recommend him for his services!

Mike P , Los Angeles - 1977 Porsche 911 Slant Nose Conversion
If you’re looking for the most OCD car inspector in the OC Henry is your guy. I asked him to check out a 1969 Datsun Roadster and he delivered the most comprehensive report I’ve ever had the pleasure of disseminating. In addition to a write-up that covered every facet of the vehicle I also got over 130 photos, a video walkaround, and a video of Henry going over each picture to point out what he was trying to capture. When I had additional questions (because I’m OCD about my cars too) Henry answered them promptly and in depth. He even researched several obscure issues and sent me links he found on Datsun Roadster forums. Moreover, the seller noted that Henry was great to work with on his end as well. There’s nobody else I’ll use for my PPI needs.
Max G., Newport Beach, CA - 1969 Datsun Roadster
Terrific! Thanks for a very thorough analysis, you have provided me some serious thinking to do on this car.
Manny T., Palos Verde, CA - 1992 Porsche 964 Cabriolet
So, I decided to go shopping for an NA1 or NA2 Acura NSX! Most of the cars I have been looking at were between 1995 and 2005. Long story short there were a few cars on my list, but I started to become a little hesitant about buying anything. I started to here a few horror stories of purchases from via YouTube and I kinda came to the conclusion that whatever car I purchase it will need to be inspected. I started looking and behold I found a great inspector, not only did he inspect the car, but gave me a full REPORT AND VIDEO of him performing the task. I am over 100% satisfied about how professional and attentive to all my concerns he was. I obviously highly recommend . Also, love the fact the inspector was knowledgeable and honest about what he knew and did not now. Now that is hard to find!
Duney I., West Covina, CA - 1995 Acura NSX
The report is very complete. I’m going to do a little more research before I decide to buy it. I am really glad we did the report. I will look for you in the future.
Sergio M. , Loredo, TX - 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Hey Henry, thank you for your work. The reports are very impressive! You’re the man.
Geri D., El Segundo, CA - 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1
Excellent report. We will use your service again in the future.
Fahad , Saudi Arabia - 1971 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3
Henry is the “BEST” in the business for a good reason. He loves what he does and it shows.

Henry spent over three hours doing a pre-purchase inspection on a Porsche 911 that I wanted to buy. After he was done, the report included an extensive and comprehensive checklist, 185 high resolution pictures, and even a test drive video.

After reviewing the report and talking to Henry multiple times, I felt as if I was involved with the inspection myself which gave me an incredible sense of peace of mind and confidence in deciding to move forward with the purchase. Being from Oregon and buying a vehicle a 1000 miles away, that’s priceless.

A true gem…

Lou K., Portland, Oregon - 2000 Porsche 996 Coupe
Well done! This is as or more thorough and comprehensive as any inspection I’ve had done.
Jack K., Washington, DC - 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Convertible
Great appreciation for your inspection and the prompt report. I’ll certainly ask for your service again if I find another vintage Mercedes available for sale ( W116 , R107 ). Also , I’ll recommend you to friends should they intend to acquire a car in LA.
Riemann C. , Taiwan - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC
Henry is amazing. I called and he met me at the car. While he was doing his 1 1/2hr inspection he uncovered that the CRV had been repainted. He also found that the whole rear tail light wasn’t functioning properly and the tires and rims had issued. He found other issues and I am so lucky I had him come along. I didn’t buy the CRV I was looking at but I am extremely happy I didn’t.

If your going to get a used car, it’s worth the $200 to use Henry and make sure your not paying for your mistake in the future.

UPDATE: just 3 week later we found another CRV for sale. It was beautiful and everything looked good. We had Henry come out to make sure we didn’t miss anything big, check the paint, and the mechanics. Yes! Henry said it was a great car. His approval means a lot and now we have the best CRV for our family.

Kyle R., Little Field, AZ - 2008 Honda CR-V
Henry was a true professional in every sense of the word. He dealt with a difficult owner in my absence on multiple occasions and managed to still get the job done. In addition, he volunteered to help with relocating the vehicle so it was safe and repairs could be done. This is a full service outfit that I would even recommend to my very best friends.
Dan B. Tampa, FL - 2016 MBZ Sprinter Airstream Touring Coach
Excellent communication and prompt service. The video walk around was invaluable for my client to make a decision whether to buy a classic MG. Will be using Henry again in the future
MJK - Classics, Waimate, New Zealand - 1955 MG TF (Right Hand Drive)