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WANNA BE A CLASSIC CAR APPRAISER?

If you need your collector-car’s value for insurance, finance or any other legal purpose, an accurate documented appraisal can provide it. Growing numbers of insured collectors need an appraisal after an accident to help determine the diminished value of their vehicle. A good appraisal is the answer to getting the right value for your vehicle. According to David Williams, Auto Appraisal Network started professionally appraising vehicles in 1989 under the name Classic Auto Appraiser. The company’s two goals were: 1) To produce the most comprehensive and most professional automobile appraisal documents in the industry and 2) to focus on the unusual. “Anyone can look up a Honda Accord in the NADA Guide or Kelley Blue Book,” says Williams, who is Auto Appraisal Network’s VP of Franchise Development. “So we decided to target customers who owned specialty vehicles.” Today, the company appraises every type of vehicle from a customized ’56 Ford F-100 to all-matching-numbers big-block Corvettes.
Old Cars Weekly talked to Williams at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, in early November and the timing was perfect. With several big auctions coming up in Scottsdale in early 2010, the need to get new auction purchases appraised will be on the minds of many collectors who attend these events. Williams currently has more than two dozen appraisers in his national network.

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