Get an Online Classic Car Probate Valuation

Classic car probate valuations that meet HMRC requirements

HMRC insists upon accurate, independent classic car probate valuations to assess any tax liability after death, including inheritance tax. My online service is completely independent and trusted by many clients across the UK legal system. I can also value vehicles following inspection in person.

My HMRC-compliant classic car probate valuations and inheritance tax valuations are discreet, efficient and based on decades of experience. I am happy to advise on the best routes to market a classic car or other vehicle in any condition and my valuations can help with marketing.

How much do online classic car probate valuations cost?

My detailed independent online classic car probate valuations for vehicles up to £50,000 in value cost £80 each and are accepted by all official bodies including HMRC. Regular instruction as an expert witness to the UK courts means you can trust me to get the job done swiftly and with minimum stress.

Order an online Classic Car Probate Valuation

Order an online classic car probate valuation in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 below. Email me to discuss classic car probate valuations, or probate valuations for more modern vehicles. Note that I also value classic motorcycles, motorhomes and many other vehicles.

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Photos typically include one of each side, one front and rear, one engine bay, a couple of the interior and one of the speedo reading. You should also send photos of any damage or deterioration. If you experience any issues with uploading, you may email or WhatsApp photos later. You can also use to send a complete file of photos to me using my email:

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About online Classic Car Probate Valuations and Valuers

In the context of UK probate law, valuers play a crucial role, especially when it comes to estate administration following someone’s death. Handling probate valuations requires sensitivity and discretion, as valuers are dealing with bereaved families and sensitive information.

The primary responsibility of a valuer in probate cases is to provide an accurate valuation of the deceased’s assets. This includes property, personal possessions, investments, and any other assets that form part of the estate. Valuations should reflect the market value of assets at the date of death. This is crucial for tax purposes, as inheritance tax is calculated based on the total value of the estate.

Valuers must ensure that their valuations comply with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) guidelines. Inaccurate valuations can lead to disputes or additional tax liabilities. Providing detailed and clear reports is important. These reports should justify the valuations given and be comprehensible to executors, beneficiaries, and tax authorities.

About the Inheritance Tax Act 1984

The British Inheritance Tax Act of 1984, which has since been amended, laid out the rules and regulations regarding the taxation of estates and gifts for inheritance tax purposes in the United Kingdom. Some key points for valuers within the act include:

  • Valuation Date: Valuers need to determine the value of assets and liabilities as of the date of death or the date of any chargeable lifetime transfer. This is the “valuation date” used for calculating the inheritance tax liability.
  • Market Value: Assets are typically valued at their open market value on the valuation date. The valuer should consider what a willing buyer would pay a willing seller for the asset in an open market transaction.
  • Property Valuation: For property, valuers must consider factors like location, condition, and any restrictions or covenants affecting the property’s value. Professional property appraisals are often required.
  • Business and Agricultural Property: Special rules apply to valuing business property and agricultural property, which may qualify for relief or exemption from inheritance tax. Valuers should be aware of these rules.
  • Gifts: Valuers may also be involved in assessing the value of gifts made during a person’s lifetime, as these may be subject to inheritance tax if made within seven years of death.
  • Excluded Property: Some assets may be considered excluded property and not subject to UK inheritance tax, such as assets held by non-domiciled individuals.
  • Professional Guidance: All those involved in matters of Inheritance Tax and or Probate should work closely with tax advisors and solicitors who are knowledgeable about inheritance tax to ensure accurate valuations and compliance with the law.

Valuation for inheritance tax purposes can be complex, and it’s essential to follow the specific guidelines and regulations outlined in the Act and seek professional advice when necessary.

About Classic Car Probate Valuations

Probate is the process of administering the estate of a deceased person, including valuing individual assets for inheritance tax purposes. I offer a simple, professional classic car probate valuations service for executors challenged with valuing classic cars, motorcycles, tractors or any other vehicles of any age and condition.

As can be seen from the Inheritance Tax Act mentioned above, HMRC insists upon accurate, independent probate valuations to assess any tax liability after death, including inheritance tax.

My service is completely independent and trusted by many clients across the UK legal system. As executors may be emotionally distressed by the passing of a loved one, the last thing they need is harassment from a dealer or auctioneer with an ulterior motive for providing probate valuations. There is no risk of that with me. Contact me to discuss your probate or inheritance tax valuation requirements.

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What our customers say about our online Classic Car Valuations:

"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.

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