Financing older and rebuilt title cars in Florida
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Can you make a Diminished Value claim on an older collector car? As attorneys are known to say "it depends!" Generally, when a car is fully depreciated, the likelihood of a Diminished Value Claim is slim. Collectors cars may be fully depreciated, and then their value starts to rise. Think 1970's air-cooled Porsches! Is this 1960 Jaguar XK150S DHC a candidate?
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 $$$$
The upside of buying a vehicle with a rebuilt or branded title is that you can own and drive one for significantly less that the identical car with a clean title. The downside is that nagging question of whether it truly was repaired properly, and of course its subsequent resale value. Also, if you plan to finance the purchase the lending institute will almost certainly require a Fair Market Value appraisal. We can help! Call/text 786-853-0711
After being hit by a tow truck whose driver admitted to texting and driving, then dealing with the insurance company and feeling he was being short changed thru the whole process - a $36,187 settlement offer, Luis contacted Auto Appraisal Network for a Prior-to-Loss Fair Market Value Appraisal. Result? $41,705 settlement. That's $5,518 more! If your insurance company is delaying, denying or underpaying, call/text 786-853-0711
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
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.
Protect your investment! Get it inspected and appraised! https://jalopnik.com/this-used-porsche-nightmare-is-why-you-always-get-an-in-1825771000
2nd Barn Find in one week! The previous was a 1960 Porsche 356 1600 S Roadster! This one owner, low mileage 1971 Racing Green (code 907) 240Z has been sitting unmolested in storage since 1996. For an auto appraisal of your Barn Find, call/text: 786-853-0711