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Valuations – all vehicles
About Me: Valuation Experience
My motor trade experience stretches back more than thirty years, including ten years spent as Valuations Editor with UK used car trade price bible, Glass’s Guide, where I was the Editor of the famous Glass’s Guide to Older Cars & Modern Classics. I was also the Consumer Valuations Editor with Glass’s and created the original ‘We Buy Any Car’ valuation algorithms, which were later adopted by many car manufacturers.
A reputation for honesty and integrity means that most of my customers are repeat clients or referrals. I’m relied on by lenders, insurers, car dealers and private clients when they face litigation or end up in court. I also help solicitors who need valuations for divorce proceedings, civil disputes, diminution or write-off valuations, inheritance tax valuations and many other purposes.
I am regularly instructed as an Expert Witness/Single Joint Expert. Recent cases have included high net worth divorce cases, criminal cases around Proceeds of Crime, multiple classic car collections for divorce purposes including a collection of several high value replica classics and ex-Grand Prix racing motorcycles, diminution on crashed supercars (Ferrari FF, Porsche 911 etc), two unrelated McLaren Spider cases for litigation around fitness for purpose, a number of disputed insurance write-off cases, a case of three sub-standard Chinese sandwich vans and many other interesting valuation exercises. The vehicles I report on are not all high value: I work right across the board.
I have extensive experience in historic motorsport, as a previous co-owner of Twinspark Racing, based in the Netherlands, over 15 years spent working with Tuthill Porsche including car sourcing and long associations with other UK fabricators and car preparers including EB Motorsport.
Along with working for the legal community and the courts, my valuation practice encompasses private insurance and probate valuations on a network of specialist car and motorcycle websites. The next case is unpredictable and that is one of the most enjoyable things about my work!
Learn more about my somewhat fated path into a career as a professional car and motorcycle valuer in the videos below:
"Hi John, thank you for your highly detailed report. The time invested is obvious and appreciated. I have filed the report with the court today and will keep your details for future cases."
Solicitor in Kent – Single Joint Expert in Divorce Case
"Dear John, thank you for your swift response and detailed report at short notice. Your assistance today ahead of court tomorrow is much appreciated by all."
Solicitor in Warwick – Single Joint Expert in Divorce Case
"Hi John, thank you for your assistance, I will certainly keep you in mind for any future work. We were very impressed by your report. I appreciate the work that has gone into it!"