Fraser Dante-Vehicle Appraisal Credentials
Fraser Dante Ltd are experts in classic cars and investment vehicles with an extensive knowledge of the current car market and years of expert Court and other legal testimony.
Fraser Dante, a dealership founded in 1987, sells and restores classic vehicles in its shop and also deals with current special interest vehicles. In addition to classics, Fraser Dante also knows the values of new vehicles, finds up-to-date information on the fast-changing market through our vast network of new franchise, other high end classic car dealers and colleagues. Our expert contacts keep us involved in very current values, we work through a network of actual sold vehicles and their prices. This expert appraisal by Thomas E. Fraser sets forth actual values on classic and newer specialty cars. We know the difference and values of a great retail restored vehicle compared to an auction car…both domestic, imported and export foreign market sales are part of our sales and the appraisal knowledge to determine proper cash values.
Retail buyers, insurance companies, tax matters, damage and repair values are Fraser Dante’s “area of expert knowledge”. Many legal Court appearances and depositions for estate and divorce values appraisals have given us the industry reputation to give current legitimate pricing– we also have knowledge and expertise in Diminished Value Claims.
Over 3500 appraisals of actual inventory items are listed and kept on our computer files plus a vast library of extensive reference books for historical research information. Fraser Dante is actively involved with The Black Book CPI and NADA Appraisal Guide as a consultant on values published for the industry. Thomas E. Fraser, President of Fraser Dante Ltd., veteran of the automobile business with a racing background including driving Corvettes, Chevrons, Lolas and other cars within International race series from Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen to Road Atlanta earning competition licenses from FIA’s highest category along with NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series Driver’s License. Mr. Fraser deals with the current leaders in today’s racing world being very active in the garage and pit areas at NASCAR plus IMSA Sports Car and Indy racing owners. We have sold cars for and to current and past important members of racing and dealer new car community.
Fraser Dante Ltd. sells about 60-80 retail cars a year to major worldwide arenas with sales both domestic and export business. We have attended RM/Sotheby’s Auctions, Mecum, Barrett-Jackson, Bonham Auctions, Gooding & Co, Greensboro Classics…other ‘high end’ sales and Concours Events including Monterey Historics and Amelia Island Concours. We reference HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS, Classiccars.com, Autotraderclassics.com, CPI Black Book for simple comparative ideas, our excellent website, www.fraserdante.com shows our www presence with very extensive car specifics along with our expert internal strong expert restoration staff to understand a vehicle’s condition.
IMPORTANT: Market values consist of exacting knowledge of the constantly changing market and a compilation of current pricing. To yield accurate values an appraiser must be an active licensed dealer involved in the current retail car business to reflect full knowledge of constantly changing market conditions, the ability to recognize variables reflecting desires of collectors and dealers on special interest vehicles, properly assess values for insurance and legal claims. Fraser Dante is respected being an active member of Georgia GIADA, current bonded, insured Dealer License holder…proper retail values use knowledge of current cash sales, comparative sales and extensive market research, Staying current with our excellent classic and new car dealer resources with our ongoing very active business is the only means to yield accurate highest quality appraisal pricing values, ’appraisers’ who are not in the active car business, use auction results, only look at books and computer listings for prices, they do not have a realistic idea of values.
We provide exacting expert court witness appearances in divorce, estate, insurance, tax and other monetary matters for attorneys, the insured, insurance companies and divorce values that are part of our distinguished service. This written appraisal absolutely does not include any Court or legal time for attorneys or an insurance company contacting this expert writer on this value opinion written by Thomas Fraser. Any such additional time for values is agreed to in advance with extra monetary fees that are established and agreed to by Mr. Fraser.