Frank Nicodemus, NYS licensed and bonded appraiser for the purchase or sale of your classic car or truck
Frank Nicodemus of Castle Classics has certified over 120 vehicles providing appraisals for independent buyers, serious collectors, and insurance industries worldwide for over 50 years. Mr. Nicodemus is a valuable resource for the classic car connoisseur, bringing the buyer and seller together with a fair price for the car being sold or purchased.
Appraisals by Frank Nicodemus are recognized internationally by major insurance companies, lending institutions, federal agencies, and state and federal courts. Mr. Nicodemus represents both International and U.S. buyers and sellers. His appraisals inform you of the vehicle’s condition so you do not pay too much, settle for too little, or under-insure the vehicle. Until the vehicle is inspected, his description of the vehicle remains neutral.
When you will benefit from an appraisal
- Before buying or selling a vehicle
- Before and after restorations
- Prior to determining import or export taxes
- To authenticate a buyer or seller’s vehicle
- While preparing insurance coverage
- When assessing the value of an estate
- Securing the collateral for a loan
- Donating your vehicle
- Assuring the current value of a vehicle
Pick up and delivery service for restoration
Pick up and delivery service is available in our enclosed or open trailers.
Our company can expertly handle your worldwide shipping, including pricing and insurance. International shipping can be done from door to port or port to door. Contact us for details and pricing.
Unfortunately, some sellers, knowing that you are thousands of miles away and are unlikely to pursue them, keep the deposits they receive from buyers without delivering the promised goods. If a potential buyer sends money to a seller but doesn’t receive the goods, we help the buyer resolve the issue. In these cases, we help to recover your money and expose the seller as a fraud.
Contact Castle Classics to learn how to safeguard your classic car purchase.
A full written appraisal based on condition, identification of the restoration, if any, and all pertinent information on the vehicle. The vehicle will also be photographed and then rated on a universal scale of condition.
Our inspection also includes examining the underside of the car, checking out the suspension, exhaust system, flooring and chassis. To ensure that the motor, transmission and brakes are working. road testing is also an important part of the appraisal.
A verbal appraisal based on interviews with the sellers and buyers as well as any available photographs.
- Antique vehicles
- Special interest vehicles
- Hot rods
- Vintage vehicles
- Muscle cars
- Historic vehicles
- Classic cars
- Exotic cars
- Street rods
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