P.J.'s Auto World Inc. does do Appraisals. In most instances we try
to assist our customers in determining the value of
their "Classic Rides" for insurance purposes. We do
this by using various publications such as Old Car
Price Guide, N.A.D.A. Classic, Collectible, Exotic
and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide. We rely on auction
activity and often have representatives at Mecum
Auctions, Barrett-Jackson, RM Auctions and others.
This allows us to actually see the vehicles and how
they compare to vehicles in our inventory and those
of our customers.
We often are asked to put a value on a car based on a few pictures
sent to us taken sometimes in darkened garages, in
bright sun light or at a distance, an impossible
task. We can merely give you a range based on the
photos you've provided and discussing the degree of
restoration the car has received and most
importantly when the work was completed.
Locally we invite our customers to make arrangements with us to
bring in their vehicles so we can assist them in
determining a value for their cruiser. We are often
asked by customers if changing various aspects of
their "Rides" will change the vehicles value? What
the market trends are currently? How popular their
"Ride" might if they wish to sell it and when?
These questions and their answers are all part of
evaluating the vehicle. They will assist you with
your decision to possibly, keep, trade, consign or
sell your vehicle.
For those customers not in the Clearwater area we can assist you in
contacting one of several Local Appraisers that will
travel to your business or home and prepare a
detailed Appraisal with photos if desired for your
Classic and Collectible Rides. They will arrive
prepared to inspect the vehicle and discuss at
length, restoration, modifications, overall
condition, market trends and their opinions based on
years of experience. At that time they will
accumulate the information and prepare an
Appraisal for you to use for insurance purposes, for
financing or perhaps to provide information to help
you sell your vehicle.