This final step will provide you with a value for your classic that is backed up by data, my inspection, my photographs, videos, etc.  The value conclusion is a good point to determine what the car should be insured for or where to begin negotiations on a sale.  Each valuation conclusion that I arrive at must be supported by data that the I have personally obtained.  There are circumstances where I rely on the customer to provide photographs and inspection details for me if I can’t personally inspect the vehicle.  This is called a desk appraisal and it is as legitimate as if I had inspected the car myself. The report can be used in court proceedings, insurance claims, estate planning or whatever you might need it for.