The auto appraisal clause of most insurance policies reads in a similar fashion, no matter what state you are in. This clause is designed to protect the insured, and allows them to choose their own independent appraiser, should they feel that their car is worth more than what is being offered. You must burden the expense of hiring the appraiser, so it’s important to do some preliminary homework, searching for comparable cars for sale nearby, verifying these ads. Call on the cars, and make sure they exist. Print out the ads for reference. You will no doubt need these tools if your suspicion is confirmed.
Archive for April, 2010
Back in the day of the middle 60’s, GTO’s ruled the streets. That is until Oldsmobile introduced the 442. This classy car had plenty of muscle. It could run mid 14’s straight out of the showroom. And if it was a convertible, all the better. Not many 67’s around. This one is in showroom condition and painted to match the trim tag. Just remember the tag line. “This is NOT your father’s Oldsmobile”
Our client STOLE this car, right out of the good old fashioned newspaper! auto appraiser Jason Phillips liked this deal a LOT! A 1969 Olds 442 convertible, factory four speed air conditioned vehicle built in Lansing Mi. delivered red on red! (935 interior trim code, 52 paint code). Correct cast 12 bolt, SF code, correct cast 396026 block with matching VIN stamp, and correct 3925660 M-20 Muncie with both assembly and VIN stamps clearly legible!! WOW! The A/C isn’t hooked up, but it’s all there. The paint is older, but was still presentable. The frame and floors are super solid! I’m dying to tell you what he paid for it, but can’t reveal do to the client privilege clause. Just know that any of you Olds fans would have hocked your grandmamma’s wedding ring to put this time capsule in YOUR garage…..I know I would have!
This is a beautiful Chevelle SS car. Restorer went frame off, and replaced all the crayon and paint markings. I spent over 5 hours looking it over and driving it, and it took me some time to find any flaws. Had a correct 3969854 block casting with a matching vin stamp, Tonawanda assembly stamp, CTW suffix code (350 hp mated to a turbo 400). Turbo 400 trans was stamped too. This car was a lot of fun to drive, even with an automatic! I posted a couple short test drive videos on youtube, which I can’t seem to link to from here. They can also be viewed on the website http:/www.autoappraise.com This car was inspected at Bay City Motor Company in Michigan for a prospective out of state buyer by certified auto appraiser Jason Phillips.