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Do I Need To Have My Classic Car Appraised?

If you have ever thought about applying for an auto loan to purchase a new car, an appraisal can help you determine the value of your classic car and whether it will be worth the loan. Appraisals can also be helpful if you ever have to file an insurance claim and need to determine the value of your car. 

It’s also vital if you’re considering moving your car across international borders. In the United States, you may need an appraisal if you ever want to register your classic vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Let The Sanford Group help you at Ball Ground, GA for questions and consultations. 

What Entails Appraising a Classic Car 

Appraising your car will give you a value you can use to compare to the current market. You may also discover issues with your car that you didn’t know existed and decide to have it fixed. Most classic car appraisers will consider the vehicle’s condition when determining its value. They will suggest having the car cleaned before assessment. 

An appraisal can help you determine the value of your car if you ever want to sell it or if there’s ever an issue with your car insurance. It enables you to decide the type of insurance best for your classic car. If you’re just interested in learning more about your car’s value and its historical significance, you may not need to have it assessed. 

Appraising a classic car can be tricky due to the wide range of value it may have. It all depends on the car’s condition, the year it was made, and the options available on that model. To have your classic vehicle appraised, you’ll need to find a reputable appraiser. 

You can start by searching online for professional appraisers in your area. If you’re buying or selling a classic car, it’s a good idea to have it appraised. It will give you a better idea of the car’s value and help you negotiate a fair price. It can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. 


Lenders often require appraisals if you’re buying a car with a loan. It will let you know the car’s value and the likely price you can expect to receive when you sell the car. You can also use an appraisal when you’re buying a car. For help and advice, call The Sanford Group if you live in Ball Ground, GA.

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