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Richard Dabrowski

Richard Dabrowski

Certified Master Vehicle Appraiser and Classic Wheels LLC President

 

A lifelong automobile enthusiast, Rich has been under the hood since rebuilding his first engine at the age of fourteen.  A string of performance cars soon followed and continues to this day.  With extensive experience in automotive manufacturing, restoration and repair, Rich brings a true enthusiast’s passion to his work in the antique and special interest automotive field.  Rich is knowledgeable in the history of collector cars, nostalgia cars, and special interest vehicles of all types. He brings this expertise to our clients to help them get the most out of their classic car experience.

  

  Experience

Rich has been involved in the classic auto industry for over forty years and has extensive professional experience in automotive restoration and repair as well as direct involvement in the OEM automotive field as a project & product manager during a 36-year engineering career.  This hands-on involvement makes him fully knowledgeable of the cost and complexity of restoration work, and the value and quality of work performed.  An in depth knowledge of paint, body and mechanical systems along with numerous judging credentials provides the expertise to accurately assess the condition and value of vehicles of all types.  

 

  Affiliations

  • Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) #013229
  • Central CT Chapter AACA (Director)
  • Historical Automobile Group International
  • Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • SEMA ARMO Council – Automotive Restoration Market Organization
  • SEMA Action Network
  • Valley Collector Car Club (President)
  • American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers
  • Connecticut Council of Car Clubs
  • Historic Vehicle Association
  • Vintage Chevrolet Club of America #55665
  • Hometown Foundation – Dream Show for Special Olympics Guest Judge

 Certifications

  • Appraisers Guild of America – Certified Personal Property Appraiser
  • AACA Master National Judge
  • Certified Master Vehicle Appraiser
  • Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices 2020-2021 Compliant

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Larry Boardman

Larry Boardman

Certified Senior Master Vehicle Appraiser

 

Larry has over 50 years experience with all types of vehicles including antique, classic, collector and sports cars.  His background includes restoration, modification and competition.  Larry is a life long student of the automobile from the first horseless carriages to today’s current models of all nations and he remains current on the trends in the collector car market. 

 

 Experience

Larry has been appraising antique, classic, contemporary, sports and milestone cars professionally for over 16 years and has appraised/inspected thousands of vehicles. He has proven to be eminently qualified as an Expert Witness in legal proceedings.  His findings have been upheld in every court case where an appraisal has been contested. His library encompasses hundreds of books on all phases of automotive history and past values.  This is in addition to owning, restoring and driving all types of vehicles. He enjoys the challenge of researching vehicle histories and origins.

 

  Affiliations

  • Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)
  • National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Appraisal Guide Advisory Board
  • Classic Thunderbirds of America (National)
  • Connecticut Council of Car Clubs
  • CORSA – Corvair Owner Society of America (National)
  • Connecticut Chapter of CORSA
  • Central CT Chapter AACA
  • Connecticut Area Classic Thunderbirds
  • Valley Collector Car Club (Past President)
  • Hometown Foundation – Dream Show for Special Olympics Guest Judge

  Certifications

  • Appraisers Guild of America – Certified Personal Property Appraiser
  • AACA Senior Master National Judge
  • Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices 2018-2019 Compliant