Here are a few of the ways that I can take the stress out of your hands. When the need arrises for a Market evaluation, or appraisal.
I will inspect the four areas of your vehicle. The interior, exterior, chassis and engine compartment. I will photo all four areas and type a professional appraisal based on current market prices and or restoration costs. You will receive 2 copies of the appraisal This appraisal is most commonly used for insurance, estates, and for owners looking for current markert values for selling their vehicles. We do not buy or sell vehicles therefore we do not have a conflict of interest when placing a value on your car. I will give you a true market value not a trade in value, as classic car dealers will give you.
A pre-purchase inspection is an inspection of all four areas of the vehicle. With this inspection I will go deeper into the vehicle. I will test drive/test ride depending on owners wishes. I will also put an emphasis on the mechanical aspects of the vehicle. I do not remove any components of the vehicle, it is a visual and audible inspection only. This inspection is widely used for someone who is not local to the vehicle. Generally you will receive 50 to 150 photos to show you the condition of the vehicle.
Mopar Number Decoding
I collect and restore Mopar muscle cars for my own personal collection. I can assist you with VIN number decoding, part number decoding, casting dates, broadcast sheet decoding and fender tag decoding. I may also be able to help with production numbers that can be broken down to year, make ,model engine and transmission combo. I can normally spot real numbers correct vehicles as opposed to rebodied cars.
Charitable Donation/Estate Planning
Do you have a vehicle that was involved in an accident? Do you need to know what it was worth just seconds before the accident? I can help! I inspect all unaffected areas of the car to determine a pre-accident condition grade. Then prepare you a professional appraisal with photos and decriptions of your vehicle before the accident.You can use this type of appraisal to settle claims where your car was involved in an accident. We do not restore or repair vehicles therefore there is no conflict of interest with the insurance company handling your claim. If your claim should end up in court, the court will throwout an appraisal with a conflict of interest.
Do you want to donate your car to a charitable organization, maybe to a museum? Let me handle the current appraisal for your tax deduction. I inspect the vehicle and fill out the neccessary forms for the IRS. You will receive 2 copies of the appraisal with photos and IRS forms to complete your donation.
Has your pride and joy been involved in an accident that was not your fault? Was the repair inferior to factory work?
Diminished Value is the amount by which the Resale Value of a damaged/repaired vehicle has been reduced for having sustained damage.
There are two (2) generally accepted types of Diminished Value:
Inherent Diminished Value assumes optimal repair quality and is defined as the amount by which the resale value of a vehicle has been reduced simply because it has a damage history.
Repair Related Diminished Value includes any additional amounts by which the resale value may be reduced because of less-than-optimal repairs. This could include anything from cosmetic imperfections to major structural defects.
Some states now mandate that insurance companies are responsible for paying the diminished value of a vehicle to vehicle owners who have been hit. As an I -VAN certified appraiser I can assess the diminishment of a vehicle after it has been repaired. All I-VAN appraisers are independent appraisersoffering a non-biased appraised value and/or diminished value. I-VAN appraisers use a consistent proprietary methodology to determine the diminishment. Our diminished value clients include individuals, insurance companies, attorneys, and more.