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I asked what its worth here recently I have 3 appraisers telling me 15k or more and one in writing for 16500. I called the bank they are trying to tell me they can only accept the one from tw lane who thought my car was a dart couldn't tell the body difference btwn a 71 dart 2 door and demon and says its worth 10600. How am I even if this wasn't for loan able to accept this nonsense when he keeps telling me its just a dart 6 cyl modified its not worth that much and bullshit. Why can I not take 3 appraisals from licensed appraisers in

1971 Dodge Demon Curious Yellow
46900 original miles
Top half is original paint bottom half of car was repainted no rot extremely solid underbody, paint on a scale of 1-10 10 being best a 7-8
Interior is all original in extremely good condition
440 6 pack shortblock that has been rebuilt

Few Things The Car Includes

AAR Fiberglass six pack hood (Flat Black)

Original Curious Yellow Hood

Weld Chrome Wheels with 4 1/2 bolt circle

Race Demon 825 cf gc carb

Wieand G Force Aluminum Intake

K&N Air Filter with extreme top

Mallory Electronic Distributor 8mm copper wires

Drive Shaft loop

Frame Ties

TCI Line Lock with Chrome B&M shifter button

Milodon Deep Oil Pan

Hooker Super Fender Wall Headers

8 3/4 Rearend with Mosher axels

B&M 3000 Stall Converter

Auto Meter shift light and Tach

Auto Gauge temp, oil and electric gauges

Forged Steel Crank and Rods

Front Disc Brakes

Flow Master Mufflers

3 1/2" exhaust to Chrome tips

Rear tail stripe still in box to be placed on car

9.7 to 1 compression

Runs great on pump gas

292/502 Comp Cam and kit

Aluminum Water pump and hosing

Braided steel fuel lines with connections

March Pulleys

906 Heads with harden seats

3-angle valve job with bronze guides

Perfect circle seals

Comp cams double spring retainers and keepers (valve locks)

Completely balanced bottom end

Special 5/16" T-6061 Pro Engine Mounts (Elephant Ears)

3-core radiator

Hayden Super Heavy Duty Trans cover Large U-joint drive Shaft

Super Stock springs 1.140

Grant Leather Steering Wheel

If car was repainted, bumpers rechromed and a few dressup things done this would be a completely restored show car

NASCAR Torsion bars

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There's supposed to be a place called Excel Appraisal Service around here


I thought Holt Auto Sales used to, but I couldn't find it as a listed service on their website

I belong to the Capitol City Old Car Club, let me ask around and I'll let you know what I find out

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around here it's possible to go to professional auto body shops which do licensed appraisal. you might check around your area and see if any of your local body shops can do this and get 3 of them and take the appraisals to the bank and take it from there.

i know when i was talking with hagerty about insuring my car they told me to do that so they could confirm the coverage, so i don't see where it would be any different with a bank.

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Here's what I found out:

Several club members used Tom Simatos from Chesterfield, MI. In 2005 we had him come to the Clubhouse and appraise several cars. Normally the appraisal fee is between $250 and $350 but we got a group discount. He waived the travel fees and charged $175 for each car.

They are going to try and get him again this coming Spring

doesn't help now, but I thought I'd pass this on

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tom is the one guy who has been helping me out the most and depending on the banks approach here I might have to come have him appraise the car. He is the one who agreed its worth at least 15k but would have to come look at it to to verify and put in writing of course but yeah 400 for him to come here
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