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MARCH 2021 THE SHOP 61 of arrangement—the appraisal will be more objective, the appraiser will be responsible for doing the work, and if the appraisal is ever questioned, the appraiser will be able to justify the values reported in the appraisal. Professional appraisers will have creden- tials to support their estimates. How can you promote appraisals to help your shop's bottom line? Classified ads or space ads in trade and enthusiast publica- tions can get your service recognized. Don't forget to mail out a letter to insur- ance companies and banks in your area, advising them that your shop can do or arrange professional appraisals. More and more of these institutions are requiring their clients with classic or specialty vehicles to get an outside appraisal in order to write a policy or arrange a loan. JOHN GUNNELL has been writing about classic cars since 1972. He is also the owner of Gunner's Great Garage in Manawa, Wisconsin. He owns 11 cars and seven motorcycles. These "Nue-Vue" rear corner cab windows were a safety option for Chev- rolet Advance-Design pickups and add a lot to the value of these trucks today. • B2B Website – eCommerce Dealer Portal • eCommerce Fulfi llment • Stocking 100,000+ Parts from 650+ Product Lines • Worldwide Shipping • Experienced Staff • Seven Specialty Catalogs 800.772.2678 Worldwide Distribution Of High-Performance Automotive Components Since 1964. Apply to Become a Dealer at: Motor State is a six-time recipient of the SEMA Warehouse Distributor of the Year Award. Motor State Distributing carries a large selection of Lucas Oil motor oils, greases, and additives for the automotive and diesel industries. Call Motor State or order online through our PGP dealer portal for all your oil and additive needs. Motor State – Helping You Build a Winning Business. Providing Dealers with: 4-21_half_Lucas_5.indd 1 1/21/21 9:46 AM

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