Testimonials

What our customers say.

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
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
Hi Henry,
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
I thought I knew a lot about cars and what to look for when purchasing. I was wrong…so glad I called these guys!! Actually saved me from making a huge mistake. Awesome service and attention to detail! Highly recommended!
A. Maloney , Saint Petersburg, FL - 2012 Range Rover
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
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