The VAULT CLASSIC CARS
APPRAISALS for Pre-purchase – Insurance – estate valuation – IRS – Litigation – Charitable donations – diminished value .
Appraisals on collections
1164 E. Elm Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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We can help you with a thorough review of your car, or one you intend to buy. You’ll get :
- a complete written report
- Extensive photos, either hardcopy or Digital.
- pricing analysis, using comparable sales and evaluation of condition.
Consignment – Brokerage
Buy – Sell – Individual cars or collections.
Appraisal of value: $500- Includes detailed digital or hardcopy photos. This assumes the car is brought to my location for the appraisal.
Consultation / expert witness: $ 300 per hour, plus expenses.
Travel: $1.00 per mile in the Metro Los Angeles Area, actual expenses for other types of Travel.
Daily Rate: $ 2,000
I have extensive experience restoring, buying, selling and judging Classic and collectible automobiles. I’ve restored two Full Classics to show winning standards, and done partial restorations to many other cars from the 30’s to the 80’s – Classics, muscle cars, and European sports cars. I have a large library of reference material on classic autos, as well as pricing data from a wide variety of sources. I’ve attended every major collector car auction company’s events, going back to the 1970’s. I am in contact with a wide network of buyers and sellers. I am able to properly estimate a value for most cars, taking into account market results, comparable sales and condition. I buy and sell Classic Cars for a living, so I have to know what they’re worth !
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Class judge since 1997
Chairman of the Exhibition Committee, Los Angeles Concours, 2006 – 2009
NADA Classic, Collectible and Special interest Car appraisal guide, member of Advisory Committee
Master Judge, Classic Car Club of America, since 1984
Past Director, Southern California Region, Classic Car Club of America
Board of Directors, Southern California Region, CCCA, 9 years.
Class Judge Palos Verdes Concours, Organizer of the Facel-Vega class, 2002
Class Judge Orange Coast concours (formerly Newport concours)
Co-coordinator, Far West Grand Classic 1995
Automobile Auctions Attended:
Movieworld Cars of stars 1977-1979
Harrah’s liquidation sales, 1985, 1986
Kruse International 1970’s through the present
Barrett-Jackson – 1980’s through the present.
Keith McCormick Palm springs 1990’s through the present
Christie’s, Pebble beach 1990’s through 2002
RM auction 1990’s through the present
Gooding & Co 2004 through the present
Automobile articles published in:
Cars & Parts
The Classic Car