New Video Series

This video is the first in a new series that we are starting called Barn Finds – Out of the Barn. It will showcase cars that have been removed from long term storage and then undergo a full restoration or a mechanical check to make it safe for the road. Kind of like the television shows but with more indepth, personal information and details. We’ll have more cars as time goes on and we’ll follow them as far as we can. Thanks for watching, comment as you please, like, share and subscribe. Don’t forget to ring the bell. THANK YOU!!

More Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals video.

More Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals footage showing some incredible builds and great survivors. If you’re into Muscle Cars, this is a show you should consider! Not going to find another one like it and on this level. Fly in for the weekend and you’ll be hooked. Rare, well built and nicely detailed cars everywhere you look. Even as a vendor with the ability to get in early and stay late, I cannot cover the whole place in one weekend. Maybe if they let me stay and never leave…hmmm, I’ll ask for next year. Share it with your friends.  Enjoy!

Insurance Coverage and Collision Damage

The January 2019 Hemmings Muscle Machines magazine has a very good article about proper insurance and collision repairs. The article features a 1969 Dodge Charger that was sideswiped by an oncoming vehicle. Fortunately, the vehicle owner had previously bumped his Agreed Value coverage by $25K and the car was not deemed a Total Loss. The article talks about coverage for your collector automobile and what it takes to repair collision damage properly. Some collision repair and or restoration shops do not like to write estimates for collision damage. It’s time consuming and there is no computer generated estimating database like there is for modern cars. Then you may have the issue of finding an insurance appraiser that truly knows what it takes to properly repair a classic vehicle. It is very different than your average Honda Civic. At Muscle Car Appraisal, not only do we have the hands on restoration experience, but we have two staff members that have over 75 years of combined experience as Licensed Physical Damage Appraisers. We know what it takes for the body shop to restore the vehicle to pre-accident condition and also what it takes to get the parts and labor (down to every last detail) into a proper estimate. It’s time consuming and labor intensive but it’s what we do. We are Licensed Adjusters as well and can help in claim disputes, Arbitration and Diminished Value Claims. Although we hope you never have the need to contact us because something bad happened to your prized possession, know that we are here to help in any way that we can.Norman Chevelle LS6

Thank You Chicago

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!  The best Muscle Car show of the year and hands down, our favorite.  Some of the best factory appearing restorations are unveiled at the show, we get to see some of our friends (restoration shop owners, vendors and show car owners) and we meet lots of new people and new customers.  A heartfelt Thank You! to the new friends and customers we made this year.   The show was a great success on many levels.  We inspected cars on the floor, shot some video footage for the Muscle Car Appraisal YouTube channel and have appointments to not only be back in the Chicago area, but to travel into a number of other parts of the country to inspect cars.  One of our next stops will be the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee Florida where we will be inspecting targeted cars for customers. We will also be inspecting hundreds of individual cars paying close attention to actual vehicle condition (and its history and provenance) and its hammer price.  It’s one of the many things we do to properly evaluate the cars we are hired to inspect and evaluate.  Photos do not tell the whole and true story compared to an in person inspection.  Contact us if you would like to meet us in Kissimmee or if you have your eye on a car but can’t make it to the auction.  We’d be happy to be your eyes and report accordingly!

The Best Muscle Car Show of the Year

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Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is simply the best Muscle Car show of the year!! We have some video of the cars for you to enjoy.  Be sure to check out the other videos on the channel, like, subscribe, share with your friends and ring the bell.

Syracuse Nationals

Had a great time at the show. Met hundreds of people. Thank you to everyone that stopped by the booth and especially those that signed up for an appraisal appointment. Will be looking forward to the show again next year.