Our comprehensive appraisal process includes having a Certified Appraiser personally perform a detailed vehicle inspection including the exterior, interior and drive train to determine the condition of every individual aspect of the car as well as where it falls on the overall NADA condition scale. We then research the industry's most robust data archives including the Collector Car Price Guide and the Hagerty Price Guide to determine current sales, auction activity, and market trends for the vehicle and confer with other experts in the field as needed. When we have a thorough understanding of the vehicle's condition and desirability, we issue a comprehensive appraisal report with photographs suitable for all personal and legal purposes. All appraisals comply with the ethics and standards set forward in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.
The most sensible time to get an appraisal is before something happens to a vehicle. Before you buy or sell a car, before any legal proceedings, before agreeing to an "As Stated" insurance value, and most certainly before it gets damaged in any way. You can also have an appraiser document and declare a project car's value during construction so you can attain proper insurance coverage. Our experienced appraisal team can even value a vehicle after an accident, fire or theft.
Bill Thomas is a Member of the Bureau of Certified Appraisers, Former Judge at Concors and Car Show events, Owner and Builder of Classic Vehicles for over 40 years, Former Owner of WT Cool Cars, and President & Member of the Valley Cruisers Car Club (Gardnerville, NV) for 7 years. Training and field education with numerous appraisal platforms, as well as hands-on experience in the automotive industry, insures our clients will get the best appraisal services available.