Important Note: Vehicle appraisers are not required to be licensed in 49 of the 50 states. Credentials on vehicle knowledge are extremely important to obtain an accurate appraisal. Also be aware of "conflict of interest" in an appraiser. As with anything, you usually get what you pay for.
Your appraisal is only as good as the appraiser doing it. As a seasoned and professional classic vehicle appraiser and lifelong car guy involved directly in the automotive industry, I offer the following credentials as to my qualifications. I have no conflict of interest from buying or selling cars. All of my appraisals involve detailed research on actual auction results, vehicles for sale and paper valuations from such sources a Old Cars Price Guide and NADA. Actual sales of similar vehicles always offer the most accurate figures. Samples of my work are available upon request.
My name is Denny Stehr and I am a Certified Vehicle Appraiser for the International Vehicle Appraisers Network (I-VAN.org) headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia. I am one of a large group of certified appraisers throughout the United States who are hobbyists and collectors in the field, all with a background in the automotive industry and many with some very impressive credentials. I have been a car guy all my life and am very familiar with all aspects of the motor vehicle, including drivetrains and engines. We are all required to be National Judges with the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and we have the unique ability to network amongst our group should we run into any unfamiliar situations.
While I consider myself an extremely knowledgable individual on muscle cars, my knowledge and experience extends to all types of vehicles, including muscle cars, classics, street rods, restomods, semis, trailers, tractors, motorcycles and anything with wheels. My appraisals have included vehicles such as the average street driven machine to mid six figure classics. Parts and collectables are also within my expertise. My appraisals are very detailed, include photos, and should not be confused with any independent, handwritten appraisals as supplied by many appraisers out there. I do not buy or sell cars for a living so "conflict of interest" does not exist. They are well researched and will hold up should the need arise.