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Your Trusted Classic Car Valuations Expert – In Person and Online

Established in 2004, Classic Car Valuations Specialist is the UK market leader for comprehensive, independent expert classic car valuations. Whether you’re looking for a classic car insurance valuation, divorce valuation, tax valuations, probate or inheritance, UK import valuations, or court valuations, our bespoke car valuation services cater to a wide range of requirements covering all sorts of vehicles, including standard and modified cars, race cars, motorcycles and more.

Why Choose Us? Put a Priceless Expert in your Pocket

  • Unparalleled Expertise: With over 70,000 hours of high-level market valuation experience and a rich career in the automotive industry spanning almost 40 years, our MD and sole valuer is an acknowledged motor trade expert and a person of high integrity. As part of Specialist Car Valuations and a verified member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, we offer not just valuations but true peace of mind by putting a priceless expert in your pocket.
  • Diverse Legal Services for Diverse Needs: From Single Joint Expert Witness reports for UK divorce solicitors to detailed classic car valuation reports for civil cases, we operate with precision and care under the guidelines of CPR Part 35 and FPR Part 25. Our expertise also extends to the Criminal Justice System, where accuracy, excellence and a spotless reputation are paramount.
  • Recognised and Recommended: We are proud to be the only independent classic car valuer endorsed by leading insurers including Adrian Flux, Classicline, Locktons, REIS Motorsport Insurance, Footman James, and Performance Direct, among others. Widespread industry recognition underscores our commitment to excellence and trustworthiness in every valuation.
  • Personalised Consultations: Old cars never get old to us. Understanding that every classic car enthusiast has unique valuation requirements, we offer confidential, one-to-one valuation consultations. Contact us to discuss how we can support your specific needs with our bespoke classic car valuation services.

Classic Car Valuation Services

Online classic car valuation

Classic Car Insurance valuation

Industry expert classic car agreed valuation insurance reports at maximum market value for total protection and pure peace of mind.

Classic car probate valuation

Classic Car Probate Valuation

Detailed, independent classic car probate valuations for HMRC use. We also value motorcycles, tractors and motorhomes.

HMRC vehicle import valuation

HMRC Import Tax Duty Valuation

Importing a classic car or moving to the UK from overseas? Order an approved independent HMRC NOVA import valuation.

Motorhome valuations

Classic Car Valuation: Divorce

Classic car valuation reports for mediation or divorce purposes. I have unbeatable experience in this field at all price ranges.

Single joint expert witness classic car divorce

Single Joint Expert Witness

Party and Single Joint Expert Classic Car Valuation reports for Family, Civil and Criminal cases. All reports to CPR/FPR requirements.

Classic car divorce valuations

insurance Write-Off Valuations

My independent market value reports help classic car owners get a fair pre-accident market value for stolen or written-off vehicles.

Classic Car Market Blog

My first UK car purchase: Datsun Sunny 120Y Coupe

Memories of my first UK car purchase: a 1980 Datsun Sunny Coupe bought from a sandwich van lady

AI will not replace the Court Expert Witness, says Judge

Judge asks ChatGPT whether AI will replace the expert witness. AI answers that it will replace much of the work of experts, lawyers and judges!

Classic Car Agreed Value Insurance vs GAP Insurance

Watch for Classic Car Agreed Value Insurance policies that agree value as an add-on (GAP insurance) rather than building it in from the start

What our customers say about our online Classic Car Valuations:

“Afternoon John, I have gone through your report again this afternoon and have concluded that this car is not for me. I will keep looking. I am impressed with your detail in what you call a small report. Excellent!”

JJ in Leeds – Datsun 240Z pre-purchase inspection

“John, this is great. Thanks very much, I really appreciate your work. I’ll be back in touch with you probably once it’s at the state I wish to keep it in. Best wishes.”

Boglarka – Bristol – Series Land Rover Overlander insurance valuation

“Hi John, many thanks for your well-researched and sensible valuation. This has been submitted and accepted by HMRC. Will keep in touch!”

Andrew in Market Harborough – Classic Pontiac Import Valuation

“Hi John, Thank you very much indeed. This is perfect, and exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate your time and insight, and this will be very helpful indeed with the insurance company.”

Stephen – Isle of Man – Mk1 Mini Cooper S insurance valuation

“Hi John. Many thanks for the valuation of my Morgan Plus 4, an excellent prepared report, great detail and a very professional job.

David in York – 1993 Morgan Plus 4 4-seater insurance valuation

“Dear John, thank you for sending this on. The insurance valuation makes me feel that perhaps in my car buying experience over the years I might just have bought it right. I really do appreciate your input into the whole experience and it has made my wife and I feel very happy about our latest car purchase.”

Chris in Dorset – Porsche 993 Cabriolet inspection, purchase support and insurance valuation

“Hi John, Thank you for the insurance valuation on my E Type. I must say it is very rare these days that a service is provided with such speed and so comprehensively. I can’t think of a better £80 that I have spent in a long long time. Your help and assistance is really appreciated.”

Paul  in Warwickshire – Series 1 E Type OTS insurance valuation

“Hi John, Thank you for your excellent and comprehensive valuation report for my car. A great service provided by yourself and also a very quick response to my initial enquiry. I have forwarded it on to Adrian Flux for them to increase their much lower valuation. I will certainly endorse and recommend your service to other like minded classic enthusiasts going forward.”

Roy in Carlisle – MG RV8 insurance valuation

“Hello John, Many thanks for the speedy reply and valuation. I have never used a service like this before and I am very impressed with your detailed report and overall service. I’ll certainly be back when I need another/update and I’ll recommend you where I can. Have a great day.”

Andy in Wales – Aston Martin DB9 insurance valuation

“Thank you John so much for your kind attention to my valuation. Wonderful service all round.”

Shirley in Brighton – 1963 Wood and Pickett Morris Mini Minor insurance valuation

“Hi John, very many thanks for your report. It makes very interesting reading and it is pleasing to note you consider the car is still in the bracket of a desirable acquisition and as such have increased the replacement cost. I’ve no current intention to sell but it’s always good to know my small collection is not likely to lose huge sums overnight.”

Simon in Warrington – bespoke classic Porsche insurance valuation

“Hi John, my insurance company accepted your valuation and amended my policy to suit. The information provided and the way the valuation was composed was in my, and my family’s opinion truly excellent and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in the future should the need arise.”

Simon in Essex – Classic Triumph Insurance Valuation

“Hi John, Thank you for your efforts in providing this valuation! I’m sure my grandad will be thrilled. I shall forward it onto him and advise him with regards notifying his insurance company. Again, can’t thank you enough and shan’t hesitate to employ your services again in future!”

Oli in Manchester – Riley Special Agreed Insurance Valuation

“Hi John, Thank you so much for your kind words and honest evaluation. I think your valuation and the accompanying justification are more than fair, derived in a very logical and professional way and shown in an easy to read format. If I can provide a reference or a review for your services please let me know as I would be more than happy to do this.”

David in Switzerland – HMRC NOVA Valuation – Classic Motorcycle

“John, many thanks for all your help. I am especially grateful for how quickly you have done this valuation. I’m really happy with your valuation and glad that you have appreciated the work that has gone into creating this car. I will not hesitate to recommend your services.”

Matt in Birmingham – Agreed Insurance Valuation – Frontline MGB GT

“Hi John, I can now understand why my insurance company recommended you to carry out an assessment of the value of my vehicle. You have done a splendid job, I am very impressed with the detail which you have included and you display an in-depth knowledge of the market. Please accept my grateful thanks for your efforts on my behalf and you can be sure that whenever the opportunity arises I will recommend your services.”

Dave in Reading – Classic Ferrari 355 Insurance Valuation

Hi John, Many thanks for getting this back so quickly. Your market commentary is encouraging and I am very happy with the figure. I will send it over to the insurer and ask them to amend the agreed value accordingly.

Nick in Manchester – Agreed Insurance Valuation

“John, this is incredibly helpful, and I can see how much work you have put into it. I am enormously grateful – thank you so much – and Dad will be delighted, I’m sure.”

Karen in Ipswich – Agreed Insurance Valuations on unique Jaguar conversions

“John, thank you for the excellent valuation report, most enlightening, particularly the points about the macro economics and how that influences the market demand. We will be in touch when the need arises to revalue our other classics.”

John in Bristol – Agreed Insurance Valuation – Morgan 35th Anniversary

“Hi John, Many thanks for your condolences and for the speedy response. The valuation is just what we need as we go through the probate process. The report is very thorough and clear. Thanks again.”

Jane in Slough – Probate Valuation – Rover Mini Mayfair

Hi John, I just wanted to give you an update on the car. I listed it for sale on Friday – for £78k to test the waters – and have accepted an offer for £75k, deposit paid, just subject to viewing. I had 3 very serious enquiries within 48hrs, one from Australia. Seems your fantastic insights were spot on – black 911s are very desirable. So just wanted to say thank you.

Simon in London: Porsche 964 market valuation (to sell quickly)



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Classic Car Valuations Specialist is part of Specialist Car Valuations Limited: UK company number 13782283. Values on this site are an opinion: markets can go down as well as up.