Buying a Classic Car online
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Remember the old line - "If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!" Twice this month we've done pre-purchase inspections on 'deals' for out of state buyers. Upon arrival at the '07 Mercedes, we took one look, called the customer and said "you really don't want an appraisal! Walk away!" The second, a '14 Jaguar XKR was actually pretty good, but had been in an accident and thus suffered Diminished Value somewhere in the $3,000-7,000 range. Nice car, yes! Deal, no! Protect your investment! Get it appraised!
Through no fault of the owner, this 2015 Jaguar F-Type was involved in a serious collision requiring over $11,000 in repairs. As a result, it has now suffered 'Diminished Value.' An appraisal determined that the amount of Diminished Value is $4,750, which the owner may now claim against the insurance of the at-fault driver. Whether your accident vehicle has been 'totaled' or repaired, an auto appraisal will help you settle for more $$$$
When it comes to defining collector vehicles, apparently it's different strokes for different folks. Miura, Pinto, Veyron, Yugo, Agera, Trabant may indeed all qualify! What's the most uncollectible vehicle you have ever owned, that now is considered a collector? Regardless, Auto Appraisal Network of South Florida appraises them all!
This article is actually about selling a classic car online, but every seller needs a buyer! If you are buying online, and cannot get up close and personal to kick the tires, be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection from a local Auto Appraiser. In South Florida, we can help! https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63623879/selling-your-classic-car-online
During this time of COVID-19, not only are we continuing to do Pre-Purchase Inspections, Total Loss, Diminished Value and Insurance Coverage appraisals in South Florida, but we are also donating blood for those in need. My parents lived through the London Blitz of 1940 and 1941. We will get through this! Stay safe and continue to practice social distancing.
Greater Fort Lauderdale, in South Florida, has been called the Venice of America (more than 300 miles of inland waterways) and the Yachting Capital of the World (more than 40,000 yachts call it home). Plus, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. And Miami, 29 miles south, is not far behind! Thinking of buying or selling a boat? Protect your investment, get it appraised.
When buying an older car, or one with a rebuilt or 'branded' title, most financing companies will request an independent Fair Market Value appraisal of the vehicle before approving your loan. Recently we've appraised two newer sports coupes with rebuilt titles in South Florida, a 2016 Jaguar F-Type and a 2018 Nissan GTR, and both loans were approved!
Whether you are buying your first collector car, adding one to you collection, or purchasing the whole collection, we can help with a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) and Fair Market Value appraisal in South Florida.
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