Incredible service on all levels, and an Eyes Wide-Open(ing) experience! For having never bought a vehicle other than through a local dealership, along with never having purchased a used vehicle, here I was looking at purchasing a 1969 Firebird from over 900 miles away. I knew I needed to have the vehicle inspected and appraised, so I asked the national lender I was using to finance the loan "Who are some good reputable auto inspection/appraisal companies?" Auto Appraisal Group (AAG), was one of the very few that were recommended and were nation-wide. Although the finance institution was rather comfortable with the classic car dealership I was working with, in regards to being very reputable, I knew I needed to have someone represent our interest, especially with this significant of an investment. Once I called and requested the inspection and appraisal, a very seasoned inspector/appraiser was at the dealership within 2 days, and had the 12-page detailed report along with 60 pictures of every nook and cranny of the car, along with the report, the next night. That's called Service! Even more amazing was when I called and asked about the appraisal of the vehicle, I actually had the opportunity to speak directly to the owner of AAG who gave me more information about buying classic cars than I could've ever learned through reading books, or browsing on the internet. There is something to be said about generations of experience when buying a classic or used vehicle, especially when those people are working for you! My conversations with the appraiser and the owner actually drove me to stop, take a step back, and take the emotional aspects out of the process, and look at it much more pragmatically. My wife and I took two more days to debate the pros and cons before we finally decided to move forward with the purchase, and note, we did so with our “eyes wide open”. I would like to thank the AAG team for going above and beyond to help us as we journeyed through this experience, and for teaching us more than I could have ever asked for from anyone. Thank You! Sincerely, Two very satisfied customers
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I will not revisit the positive comments provided by other reviewers as my experience with AAG has been a mirror image. I could have not been more pleased. Turn-around from the time of my request was phenomenal……ordered a pre-purchase inspection on Friday afternoon and had the completed report by Monday AM. The inspector, Norm Stearns, called me prior to and post inspection to discuss details. AAG owner, Larry Batton, called Monday afternoon to provide values, expectations of the car, caveats, market trends…….whatever he thought important and I might inquire. AAG’s service, knowledge and experience saved me a 1,200 mile drive, motel rooms, gas and a lot of stress. The price of their pre-purchase inspection was worth every penny. I have yet to make a final decision on this car but now know that I’m prepared to discuss fine tuned details with the seller that can place both of us in a reasonable and justified comfort environment. This time with the car miles away I saved a lot of time, money, and effort. Based on my current experience if I purchase another classic car I’m returning to AAG for an unbiased, unemotional, and knowledgeable opinion even if the car is across the street.
I recently had the importunity to buy a 1937 Chevy Master Deluxe Sports Coupe Rumble Seat. My only problem was it was 2500 mile's away. I need to have it checked out by a professional. AAG, did the appraisal on the Le May collection and the Tucker Papers, they validated all of Tuckers papers from their invoices to their bankruptcy filing claims. What better credentials, could I have asked for. The seller of the 37 Chevy wasn't very forthcoming with all the defects of the car. Hence AAG came into play, they contacted their agent Tony Grillo, who is a restorer himself, a licenced appraiser. He sent me 67 photos and notes, explaining the paint thickness, engine spec's, visual damage, tire age, Etc. etc. etc. Just too much detail to go into here. In short that inspection by AAG and Tony Grillo, save me $ 28,000 and a lot of heartbreak had I just taken the dealers word, that the car was cherry. This is one great, company, and I will personally recommend them to anyone who can't or doesn't have the ability to inspect an auto themselves. Respectfully, Joe Romano, East Tennessee