`70 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396: An Exceptional Restoration!

July 3rd, 2019
This past weekend, I had the privilege of appraising six very high quality Chevrolet Chevelles at the 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Chevelle Show & Swap Meet in North East, Maryland. This prestigious two-day event, which has been hosted by the Maryland Chevelle Club since its inception, regularly attracts some of the finest Chevelles in the country. A great example, and one…

`54 Lincoln Capri convertible: A Real Looker!

June 26th, 2019
Here’s a cool car in a color that only could have been offered in the 1950’s: “Wisteria!” I appraised this `54 Lincoln Capri convertible some years ago as part of my client’s collection of ten vintage vehicles. All of them were sweet!

`68 Mustang Convertible: When the Top Goes Down, the Price Goes Up!

June 20th, 2019
When looking for the ideal collector vehicle, few cars can match the popularity of this American icon, which has been in continuous production for over 55 years: the Ford Mustang! My clients recently engaged me to appraise this newly acquired `68 convertible. They intend to drive it all summer long with the top down. Enjoy soaking up the sun in…

`72 Plymouth Cuda 340 — North to Alaska!

June 12th, 2019
This very clean `72 Plymouth Cuda 340 two-door hardtop, which was listed for sale here in Maryland, went “north to Alaska” after my clients engaged me to perform a pre-purchase appraisal and inspection. Upon receiving it from the shipper, they sent me photos of the car with the beautiful Alaskan skyline behind it!

Having a Winning Show Car: It’s all in the Details!!

June 5th, 2019
What does it take to have a show car that will consistently win its class in nationally-sanctioned judged points competition? It’s all in the details!! This `57 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe was the recipient of an impeccable body-off customized restoration. Besides the execution of the modifications and the high quality workmanship, the detailing was exceptional. Cars like this “pull…

`55 Chevrolet Bel Air — “Lemon Aid” is Finally Home!

May 28th, 2019
At long last, “Lemon Aid,” my `55 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe, is home again! What started out as “just” a repaint turned into a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts, rotisserie stock restoration that took over 11 years to complete. Many thanks to Bob Neuhard of Hughesville, PA for the outstanding body and paintwork, Ed Zimmerman of New Market, MD for major reassembly…

Estate Appraisals — I Can Help!

May 28th, 2019
When a collector car owner passes away, the survivors often need to determine the value of his/her vintage vehicles in connection with establishing and distributing the estate’s assets. I can help! As a certified vehicle appraiser since 2002, I have assisted many estate administrators and executors. Here is a `32 Dodge “New Eight” eight cylinder convertible coupe, one of only…

`99 Mustang “Outlaw 10.5” Drag Race Car – An Interesting Assignment!

May 15th, 2019
As a Certified Vehicle Appraiser, you just never know what type of car or truck you might be asked to evaluate. Recently, a client going through a divorce engaged me to appraise a professionally-built, high quality `99 Mustang “Outlaw 10.5” drag race car. Although missing its engine and transmission, which were both destroyed during an on-track failure, the vehicle was…

One-Owner `62 Volvo P1800 Sports Car!

May 8th, 2019
It’s rare to possess the same vehicle for 20 or more years, but imagine a European sports car that has been with its original owner for 57 years! This `62 Volvo P1800 was still a relatively new model when first imported from Sweden to the United States. My client fell in love with the car and used it as his…

`38 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Coupe — Just Plain Gorgeous!

April 24th, 2019
As a Certified Vehicle Appraiser, I approach each assignment with complete objectivity and don’t let any personal vehicle preferences interfere with my judgement. Still, it’s hard not to fall in love with certain vintage cars and trucks given their beauty and the quality of the restoration work and/or the customizations or modifications. One of my favorite all-time appraised vehicles was…
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