For over 35 years, JD Pass has been providing collectors and enthusiasts as well as legal and insurance professionals with accurate appraisals that conform to the highest standards in the industry. All of his appraisals are completed to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) standards, which means acceptance by insurance companies, courts, charities and the IRS.
Getting a classic car appraisal has never been easier. Just download the forms by clicking here, fill out the required information and send it back. You’ll have your appraisal within 48 hours. We’ll even email your appraisal or fax it to your insurance company at no extra cost. It’s that easy. If we have any questions, we’ll be sure to call you.
Would you like to speak to JD personally? Do you need a telephone consultation before purchasing your appraisal? Send your name and phone number and JD will call you to address your questions and concerns. Or feel free to call him at 601-665-4027.
Affordable knowledge and insight. JD’s intimate knowledge of the collector car market, coupled with a process that he has perfected over the years, will give you an accurate appraisal so you can make an informed decision regarding your classic car. Each appraisal is $150.00 – that’s a small price to pay for gaining the critical market insight that JD can bring to your appraisal. Simply follow the instructions for payment in the forms that you can download to the right. As an added convenience, we take all forms of payment.
This is the perfect time to get a classic car appraisal. With the present collector car market in an incredible state of flux, now is the time to get a truly accurate appraisal of your vehicle. If you’ve had an appraisal in the past, perhaps you should think about updating it as market conditions have probably affected the value of your classic car. Contact JD today and gain the knowledge you need to make the right decision. Better yet, get an appraisal.
The most important step in the successful purchase of a classic car is the completion of a pre-purchase inspection. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a novice contemplating the purchase of your first vintage car, or an out-of-state buyer considering a long distance purchase, a pre-purchase inspection is mandatory.
You will receive a report identifying and detailing any defects that may exist on the vehicle.
All of this information is compiled and provided to you in a detailed report. Additional services, such as verification of originality, and decoding is available.
As a winning qualified expert witness, The Vault can assist in all matters pertaining to antique, classic and collector vehicles. Attorneys are experts in the law, but they are not experts when it comes to issues pertaining to collector vehicles. They will welcome the opportunity to have the assistance of an expert that knows the nuances of the collector car business and has been instrumental in winning cases related to collector vehicles.
Due to the nature of the collector car hobby/business it is common to find yourself entering into an agreement whereby a restoration shop agrees to restore your car and you agree to pay as invoiced.
But what happens when you discover that your beloved vintage vehicle has been sitting in a corner for months, or even years with little or no work accomplished, while you diligently paid invoices? What do you do when you find that the workmanship is not to the standards that you expected, or not even up to minimum industry standards? Finally, what happens when you discover that the completion of the restoration is going to cost many times the amount that you were quoted?
These problems, and others that are similar are very common. And the help of an expert witness that is familiar with industry standards will prove to be invaluable in making your case.
Sending money to an unknown party for the long distance purchase of a classic car can be fraught with risk. By allowing the seller to have possession of the vehicle, the documents, and your money…all at the same time, you expose yourself to unacceptable risks.
By using The Vault’s Purchase Protection Service, you can eliminate these risks and facilitate a smooth, stress-free transaction.
Simply come to an agreement with the seller of the vehicle for the sale price and the terms. Then enter an agreement with Steve authorizing him to act as your agent to facilitate this transaction. That’s all there is to it.
Instead of paying an unknown party, you’ll be wiring funds to (JD Pass) the Vault’s trusted expert with over 25 years of experience, and he will handle the transaction for you.
The cost for this service is 6% of the transaction price of the vehicle—a small price to ensure a stress-free purchase. Protect yourself.
If you are located outside of the United States and are considering the purchase of a collector car in the United States, The Vault is here to help. We understand how difficult it can be to overcome the myriad of problems involved with buying cars internationally and his knowledge, experience and insight will make your transaction pleasant and stress-free.
The Vault will inspect any type of vintage vehicle, purchase it and have it delivered to the port for you.
The internet has become an invaluable tool the world over for those seeking to buy a classic car in the United States and import it to their country. However, there are significant financial risks involved with buying a car sight unseen, and unfortunately these risks are not apparent until you’ve taken delivery of the car. In some cases you may even make payment for the car and never receive it. These risks can be eliminated and the transaction completed in an efficient and expeditious manner if it is done with the assistance of an expert.With The Vault’s help you are assured that the vehicle is as represented, and what you expect. You are also assured that the vehicle will be picked up from the seller and delivered to the port safely and in a timely manner. All documentation will be handled in advance of delivery so that there will be no costly delays.