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Formerly Steve Wilkinson Formerly Steve Wilkinson is offline
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Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, USA
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Just wrote an article on the importance of _professional_ PPIs, not just done by "your buddy who has a Mustang" or, dare I say it, somebody who's in the PCA and volunteered to do one for you. You'll pay anywhere from $120 (cheap) to $350 (typical) and much more. Interviewed one inspector/assessor in Cali, Lance Coren, who said he once charged $16,000--yes, it was a rare Porsche--but I assume that included a huge amount of provenance and legitimacy research. Coren charges $450 for a basic PPI that involves no travel, and he is a Ferrari and Porsche specialist but does everything.

One inspector in Florida told me that nine out of 10 buyers decide _not_ to buy a car after he inspects it. He specializes in musclecars, in Florida, and I guess there's a lot of dreck in that area.
Stephan Wilkinson
'83 911SC Gold-Plated Porsche
'04 replacement Boxster
Old 10-04-2007, 11:09 AM
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