career experience

Classic Car Valuations Specialist is run by John Glynn. Born into a family business on the west coast of Ireland, I completed several years of a mechanical apprenticeship with a local car dealer before moving to London in 1988 to realise my dream of becoming a motoring journalist.

After many years working right across the UK motor industry, selling hundreds of classic cars, spending many years as a used car journalist, more than ten years running Glass’s Guide to Older Cars and Modern Classics and developing the online valuations database that supported We Buy Any Car at startup, I founded my own freelance vehicle valuations consultancy in 2004. My career highlights include:


  • Ten years as Valuations Editor of Glass’s Guide to Older Cars and Modern Classics
  • Creator and Valuations Editor of Glass’s Consumer Values: the ‘We Buy Any Car’ database
  • Former Assistant Valuations Editor on Glass’s Motorcycle and Commercial Vehicle guides
  • Creator of Glass’s Part Exchange Values: as seen on many car and motorcycle manufacturer websites
  • Freelance valuation consultant since early 2000s
  • Several years in professional retail and fleet car purchasing
  • Over thirty years activity in the classic car field
  • Published motor trade and used car expert in Autocar, Top Gear, MSN Cars etc
  • Published Porsche author and community leader
  • Author of many car magazine ‘Buyers Guides’ and used car features

Expert Witness experience

  • Vetted member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses
  • Consistent provider of classic car valuations since 2000 with no break in practice
  • Experienced court expert witness in divorce valuations and civil cases, working for insurers, solicitors, Trading Standards and private clients
  • Experienced Single Joint Expert to divorce courts across the UK
  • Experienced in creating case reports, adding insight as an Expert Advisor, supporting mediation/arbitration or assisting counsel with cross-examination preparation
  • All Expert Witness reports completed to FPR Part 25 or CPR Part 35
  • Previous single cases into the millions of pounds
  • Can provide case estimates, full experience and report timescales on request

classic car history

My classic car history includes:

  • Lifelong classic car and motorcycle enthusiast
  • Hundreds of cars sold personally
  • Published classic car journalist
  • Experienced classic car and motorcycle trader and restorer
  • A personal collection of 15 classic cars and motorcycles

My expertise in classic car and motorcycle valuations is underpinned by extensive market intelligence and deep insider knowledge of how the motor trade operates. Over three decades of market valuation experience gives me the confidence and credibility that matters in court.

The scope of data I have overseen means that I have supplied many thousands of vehicle valuations to hundreds of highly critical users over the course of my career. Such experience is rare and priceless, and my broad expertise is in constant demand.




1 Percy Road
Woodford Halse
Northants NN11 3RN

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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.