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Don here, (Yes, the guy from Elmira!)

Cars, Cars, and more Cars…

Specializing in Special Interest Auto Appraisals

My appraisal services began in 1983 due to the needs of our club members and it has expanded into what it is today. I also buy, sell and locate upon request, new old stock Ford-Lincoln-Mercury and Buick parts through a list of independent obsolete parts companies I have compiled since 1969 and now on the Internet. I will also attempt to locate any item for any other make of the vehicle through additional sources available to me.

For each customer I will evaluate, photograph and video tape (as necessary for my records) and set an appraised value on any antique, vintage, classic or special interest vehicle (including street rods, street machines and kit cars.) This can be for a vehicle your own or a pre-purchase inspection can be done on a vehicle you are interested in purchasing. All appraisals include detailed information of the condition of the vehicle and color photos. Two copies are mailed or delivered to the customer.

Minimum time standard to receive finished appraisal is approximately 2 weeks.

Publications Used: I have a very extensive library of CD’s, books, periodicals and Original Equipment Manufacture Dealer literature and parts books dating from the 1930’s to present.

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I will contact you as soon as I receive your purchse to schedule your appointment.

Professional Experience

6/83 – Present — Holton Auto Appraisals, Elmira, NY.  Appraisal of Customer Vehicles for Personal and Insurance needs, Pre-Purchase inspections. I have been found to be an Expert Trial Witness in court in regards to the Antique, Classic, Special Interest Automobiles and light trucks. (Including Street Rods, Street Machines and Kit Cars.)

8/85 – 10/87 – Clute Motor Co., Elmira, NY Car Service Advisor/Assistant Service Manager. Promoted to Truck Service Manager 4/87. Responsible for estimating repair costs, scheduling and dispensing of repair work to the mechanics, customer relations, implemented vehicle customer loaner program and responsible for quality control of finished repairs.

5/79 – 9/79 — Albee’s Body Shop, Albee Truck Inc., Elmira, NY. General body and fender work. Assist in estimating damage on customer and dealership vehicles and repair of same.

1969 – present — Member of the NY PA Twin Tiers Vintage Ford Club.   Club formed for the preservation of the Antique, Vintage and Special Interest Autos.)  The club name changed later to the NY/PA Twin Tiers Vintage Car Club.   This organization has affiliation with the Model T Ford Club of America and Model A Ford Club of America by Charter.

1983 – 1987 – Member of the Board of Directors
1984 and 1986 – Served as President
1983, 1984 and 1985 – Annual Car Show Chairman
1981-1987, 1989 -1995 – Judge at annual car show
1983 – 1995 – Chief Judge

1990 – 1994 – Member of the DIXIE C.A.R.S. AUTO CLUB Inc. – This organization was an open organization for all automotive hobby interests from antiques to race cars and has since disbanded.
1995 – present – Member of the BCA (Buick Club of America since 1974)
2016 – BCA  Technical Advisor for  the 1929-30 Series 30 Marquette Made by Buick.
2000 – BCA Membership tent volunteer staff during the Annual Fall Eastern National AACA Flea Market and Car Show.

1976 – 1993 – Member of MARQ (Marquette Automobile Register Quarterly)
1994 – present – Member of M.O.R.E. (Marquette Owners Registry for Enthusiasts)
1994 – present – Registrar for the Built by Buick 1929-30 Marquette
1996 – Present – M.O.R.E. Newsletter Editor/host website
Web Master for  M.O.R.E.

1996 – 2016 – Former Member International Thunderbird Club representing all 1955 to present Thunderbirds.
2003 – 2015 – ITC Concours Judge /Concours Judging Team Captain
2015 ITC Convention – Concours Chairman
2004 – 2017 – ITC Technical Advisor for 1972 – 1982 Thunderbirds
2004 – 2012 – ITC Advertising Manager
Web Master for the 1977-79 thunderbird
Web Master for the Upstate NY Thunderbird Club

Personally I am a currently a car collector as I have been since the 1970’s. I have participated, Judged, and shown vehicles at local events, AACA Shows, Car Craft Street Machine Nationals, Hot Rod Super Cruises and Street Rod /Street Machine events.

Please contact me for your appraisal needs and we can discuss it further.

Order Online

I will contact you as soon as I receive your purchse to schedule your appointment.



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