About us


With over 42 years of experience in the sector we provide independent appraisal reports on any vehicle with Classic and Specialist high end Collectors vehicles included in this area of expertise. This service is undertaken as a partnership with Northern Assessors - who with over 30 years of motor engineering experience, cover the whole of the UK, NI with a large team of assessors 


The purpose of such reports is to provide the instructing party with an expert’s pre purchase & valuation report usually for buyers, agreed value Insurance policies but also for dispute, unrecovered theft and matrimonial divorce proceedings etc. This service includes pre purchase condition reports and post repair quality checks.  

We can deal with such matters on a physical inspection basis or via a desk top review of a file a papers relating to the vehicle(s) in question, albeit a physical inspection is always recommended if possible. 


The physical inspection service will include a detailed inspection of the vehicle (without any dismantling) and during that time detailed digital images will be taken. We will perform a HPI history check on the vehicle to include a check of the vehicles odometer reading via the National mileage register (NMR) & MOT history check. 

We will research the valuation of the vehicle using a variety of sources including industry recognised valuation guides (where applicable) and also searching for comparable vehicles advertised for sale in the market place at the relevant point in time. 


Once we have gathered all the facts, data and research we will then produce an executive summary valuation report, including our captured digital images (physical inspection only) and also the relevant research used to support our experts findings. 


We operate within the UK but have assisted many international buyers, including providing appraisals overseas. 



Our Team

Meet our dedicated team

Darren Gilling 

Managing Director

With over 42 years of experience in the automotive sector, inclusive of 15 years in legal business develoment.   


My passion for the industry spreads across four decades and I have personally owned in excess of 250 classic cars. With a new generation of enthusiasts  and the market growing, there has never been a more important time to protect the buyer from purchasing blind with no protection. Our business provides transparency, expertise and much needed none emotional clarity for buyers looking to purchase long distance.  

Northern Assessors 

Strategic partner 

Northern Assessors have a nationwide network of vehicle assessors and engineers that provide full engineering coverage. We also have a highly skilled and experienced office team that are always available to meet our client’s needs.

Our Engineers

Here at Northern Assessors we have a dedicated team of qualified Automotive Engineers, Accident and Inspection Investigators, Valuers, Assessors and Consultants, located nationwide to provide a full UK engineering coverage, ensuring a high standard of customer service every time.

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to discuss in more detail, please contact us:

The Old School, 188 Liscard Road, Wallasey CH44 5TN

Call; 0151 673 0599



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Bawns LTD company registered in the United Kingdom 11152800. The old School building 188 Liscard Road, Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, CH44 5TN, Tel 0151 673 0599