Meet Jack

Jack Anderson has been a Certified Vehicle Appraiser in the International Vehicle Appraisers Network (I-VAN) since 2002.

Jack Anderson has been a Certified Vehicle Appraiser in the International Vehicle Appraisers Network (I-VAN) since 2002. He brings to his appraisals a comprehensive background in the collector car hobby and his professional career. Jack has restored and/or owned several National Award-winning Chevrolet cars and was the National Judges Training Director for the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) for four years. Jack began working in the property-casualty insurance industry upon graduation from Gettysburg College and was soon supervising a high volume auto physical damage claims unit for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. In 1985, he earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional insurance designation.

Jack’s Collector Car Hobby Experience

Jack purchased a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe in 1974 while still in college. Since then, he has owned many Chevrolets, including a number of one-owner and low mileage examples: a 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe sport sedan with 4,700 original miles, a restored 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe two-door sedan, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, a 1956 Chevrolet One-Fifty with 55,000 original miles, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door sedan with 34,000 original miles, a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air four-door sedan with 14,000 original miles, a 1962 Chevrolet Impala sport coupe with 20,000 original miles, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with 71,000 original miles, and a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 Sport Coupe, which won various awards within the VCCA. Additionally, Jack owned a pristine 1987 Buick Grand National, which had only 2,900 miles on the odometer when he acquired it in 2000. Jack has even owned five early Mustangs, including 1965 and 1966 convertibles, and his first car was a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 sport coupe. More recently, Jack and his wife have owned 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2017 Mustangs.

Jack’s collector car stable has included award winning vehicles. His 1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe four-door sedan with 25,000 original miles is now in Preservation status within the VCCA. His 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air four-door sedan was a National Award-winner in the VCCA and the Bowtie Chevys/Late Great Chevys/YesterYear Chevys Association, having scored as high as 994 out of 1,000 points in judged competition. His 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad station wagon won several “Best Interior” awards and set an auction record at $97,000 when it was hammered sold at the January 2008 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack has just completed a comprehensive nuts-and-bolts, body-off rotisserie stock restoration of his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe, with a goal of achieving national award status within the VCCA and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA).

Jack’s Judging and Appraisal Career

Jack began his judging career in 1980 when he helped form the New Jersey chapter (“Garden State Classics”) of the Classic Chevy Club International (CCCI). He judged at CCCI national conventions in Dearborn, Michigan in 1981 and then again in 1982 on the floor of the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1983, Jack started judging within the VCCA as a Team Judge but quickly moved up the ranks to Team Captain, Deputy Chief Judge, Assistant Chief Judge, and then Chief Judge at VCCA National Meets. He was appointed to the VCCA National Judging Committee in 1999 and created the VCCA’s National Judging School curriculum before becoming VCCA’s National Judges Training Director in 2001 and presenting the VCCA Judging School all across the country during his four year tenure in this position. He has also judged nationally within the Chevrolet Nomad Association, the Bow Tie Chevys/Late Great Chevys/YesterYear Chevys Association, the CCCI, and the AACA.

Even though many of Jack’s collector car appraisals have been General Motors cars and truck, he has appraised many Ford, Mopar, American Motors, foreign, modified, and customized vehicles since 2002. Jack’s specializes in 1964-1972 Chevrolet Chevelles, having appraised over 140 of these models, and 1955-57 Chevrolets. Speaking of Chevelles, Jack was engaged to perform a “forensic” appraisal on a 1970 Chevelle SS454 sport coupe, which had been gifted to the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to determine its authenticity and, ultimately, donated value for tax purposes. As part of this appraisal, he had to examine and report on each of the cast-in and stamped-in alpha-numeric codes to verify that all of the critical components and assemblies were factory-installed. Jack has conducted many other “forensic” appraisals for clients, again for the purpose of authenticating a vehicle, which is particularly critical when determining its market value. Additionally, Jack has performed a number of pre-purchase appraisals for clients from around the United States AND across the globe, including a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR two-door fastback for a buyer in New Zealand and a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Esprit two-door coupe for a buyer in London, England.

Jack’s appraisal expertise has been recognized by the Home Office Centralized Fire and Theft Claims Unit of Nationwide Insurance Company, which has continuously engaged him since 2009 to prepare total loss valuation appraisals on late model and vintage vehicles located across the country. Additionally, Jack routinely performs total loss and diminished value appraisals for State Farm Insurance Company, Harleysville Insurance Company, Progressive Insurance Company, and Allstate Insurance Company.

Jack is an accomplished public speaker and regularly presents on “Insurance and Appraisals” to car clubs and other organizations.

Jack’s Professional Credentials

  • Certified Vehicle Appraiser in the International Vehicle Appraisers Network (I-VAN) since May 2002.
  • Appraisals accepted by insurance companies as well as banks, credit unions, courts, and the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Major commercial clients include Nationwide Insurance Company, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Harleysville Insurance Company, Progressive Insurance Company, and Allstate Insurance Company.
  • National Judge for the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA). VCCA National Meet Chief Judge in 2001, 2003 and 2004, and Assistant Chief Judge in 2002 and 2016. Numerous VCCA judging credits.
  • Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) National Judge.
  • Classic Chevy International (CCI) National Judge.
  • Chevrolet Nomad Association (CNA) National Judge.
  • VCCA National Judges Training Director (1999-2004). Designed and created the VCCA National Judging School curriculum. Presented the VCCA National Judging School throughout the country.
  • Member of the VCCA National Judging Committee (1999-2012). Assisted in developing the VCCA Judging Manual and the revised VCCA Judging Forms. Assisted in establishing the VCCA Historic Preservation of Original Chevrolet Features (HPOCF) class and related judging procedures.
  • Membership in the following national clubs: VCCA, AACA, and CCI.
  • Appraisals accepted by the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • Owner of National Award winning Chevrolets.
  • Guest Speaker on Appraisals and Insurance for clubs and professional associations.
  • Fifteen-plus years claims and underwriting experience in the property and casualty insurance industry (1977-1992).
  • Supervised 16 Claims Representatives handling auto physical damage claims and no-fault personal injury claims with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (1979-1981).
  • Holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional insurance designation (conferred 1985).
  • Graduate of Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts – 1977).