Allow an expert technician to show you around the car you’re viewing in detail.
Understanding the true condition of a classic is essential to making the right purchase choice, after all, it’s highly likely that a classic Mercedes is likely to be top of your personal asset base after property.
The right car will provide you with long-term enjoyment and investment. The wrong car will bring about the opposite.
Our expertise will provide you with the reassurance that isn’t available to you when buying blind from a general digital platform. You wouldn’t buy a house without an inspection or from someone that told you they “knew a bit about property” and our belief is that you shouldn’t buy a classic car without fully understanding it either.
The SLSHOP Assured report provides you with the summary score and detailed findings of a 300-point inspection of each car offered by our vendors through the Assured platform.
A unique report provides an in-depth insight into the condition of the car. We generate a vehicle score out of 100 based on the items checked. You can even break this down into the subcategories we check. Evidence based recommendations provide transparency and trust, giving you more control over your decisions and at your own convenience.
Another feature of our reports is that they are designed to provide a practical understanding of the car. Think of the report in this way; if you were in the market for a classic Mercedes and, by chance your next door neighbour was one of our technicians, you would of course ask him to, “check that car out for me, it looks as if it’s priced correctly – for what it is – but I want to know more than the pictures are telling me”. What he’d say to you is that the car was in line with your (and his) expectations, given the price. So, from a practical point of view, that doesn’t mean every car should score highly on this platform and it doesn’t mean a low score car is a bad buy as it will more than likely be priced that way. The key here is to understand that the car might be £5K / £50K / £500K and if your needs as a buyer are to really, fully understand the car in more detail, you should commission one of our detailed health checks. No car is perfect. There will always be armchair experts and forum warriors of course but our inspections are carried out by trained technicians that know their cars inside out. We’ve filtered out cars that you just shouldn’t touch but we’re not saying that every car on the platform is perfect… they are after all, elderly cars.
The option of a preventative maintenance plan allows a new owner to understand areas that might need focus in the coming years. And this, we find, is all part of understanding the car you own, building reliability and increasing the car’s value.
An Assured report provides: Detail. Convenience. Transparency. Trust.