Fast, Accurate and Reliable Classic Car Appraisals.

For over 25 years, Steve Linden has been providing collectors and enthusiasts as well as legal and insurance professionals with accurate  appraisals that conform to the highest standards in the industry. All of his appraisals are completed to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) standards, which means acceptance by insurance companies, courts, charities and the IRS.

Getting a classic car appraisal has never been easier.

Just download the forms by clicking here fill out the required information and send it back. You’ll have your appraisal within 48 hours. We’ll even email your appraisal or fax it to your insurance company at no extra cost. It’s that easy. If we have any questions, we’ll be sure to call you.

Would you like to speak to Steve personally?

Do you need a telephone consultation before purchasing your appraisal? Send your name and phone number and Steve will call you to address your questions and concerns. Or feel free to call him at 516-524-4102.

Affordable knowledge and insight.

Steve’s intimate knowledge of the collector car market, coupled with a process that he has perfected over the years, will give you an accurate appraisal so you can make an informed decision regarding your classic car. Each appraisal is $150.00 – that’s a small price to pay for gaining the critical market insight that Steve can bring to your appraisal. Simply follow the instructions for payment in the forms that you can download to the right. As an added convenience, we now take PayPal.

Now is the perfect time to get a classic car appraisal.

With the present collector car market in an incredible state of flux, now is the time to get a truly accurate appraisal of your vehicle. If you’ve had an appraisal in the past, perhaps you should think about updating it as market conditions have probably affected the value of your classic car. Contact Steve today and gain the knowledge you need to make the right decision. Better yet, get an appraisal for you and a friend and save $50.00. See the offer at right.



Use your appraisal for:

Insurance: Many insurance companies will require an appraisal before they will offer a policy on a specific vehicle. Others may require an appraisal if the value of a vehicle exceeds a certain threshold, particularly if you have an "agreed value" policy.

Accidents: In the event that you are unfortunate enough to suffer a partial or total loss, a current appraisal will document the value of the vehicle prior to the loss. It can also help to establish if a vehicle's value has been diminished as the result of a loss, as is often the case, even after being repaired.

Financing: An appraisal is often needed to obtain financing for a collector vehicle.

Purchases: The value of collector vehicles is continually changing and an appraisal will help you to determine the correct value of the vehicle. Additionally, it will be a useful tool when negotiating a purchase price.

Sales: In order to realize the highest selling price for your collector vehicle, you must first know its true value in a given market. Knowing this value, and pricing the vehicle realistically will enable you to get the best price, in the shortest period of time.

Courts/Litigation: (Including Matrimonial, Probate & IRS) An appraisal will often be necessary to determine the value of a collector vehicle as it applies to legal issues. This may be the result of a disagreement between parties as to the value of a vehicle following an accident, theft or other legal matter. Courts may also order an appraisal of one or more vehicles in cases where it becomes necessary to establish the value of a collector vehicle as part of an estate.

Donations: A classic car appraisal will establish the value of a collector vehicle to be used for tax purposes in the case of a charitable contributions.


Get started today.

Receive a comprehensive appraisal of your classic for the low price of $150.00, or get an appraisal for you and a friend and receive a $50.00 discount and pay only $125.00 each. Simply download the form below, fill it out and return it to steve@stevelinden.com. Steve will then arrange payment with you and you'll receive your appraisal within 48 hours. Have a question before you begin? Call Steve at (516)524-4102.




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