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MARCH 2021 THE SHOP 57 value, total loss, stated value, lease turn-in and classic car value estimates. The American Society of Appraisers ( is an international organization for the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization designating members in all appraisal specialties. This network is not limited to motor vehicle appraisers, but does include members who provide that service. The International Automotive Appraisers Association (, established in 1994, has developed a strict code of ethics and Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedure (USAAP) for its members. The goals of the associa- tion include educating and training auto- motive appraisers and promoting profes- sionalism among member appraisers. IAAA is represented on the advisory board of the NADA Classic, Collectible and Special Interest Car Appraisal Guide. The IAAA also connects member appraisers with those needing a qualified automotive appraisal professional. While the term certified is often used by trade organizations in connection with Older GM vehicles have Fisher Body tags like this one from a Cadillac that tell you the year and model, and the original body number, trim number and paint code number. The shop bill for restoring this 1967 Camaro is obviously going to be a big one, but the car has a fair market value that is a bit lower than the restoration costs.

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