To present the most comprehensive appraisal report money can buy, I gather 'all the data'.

I have different levels of  "rating and grading" available for grading quality,  condition, craftsmanship, and integrity of fabrication in all areas. The wear and tear patterns are unique to your vehicle, this has to be assessed properly to place values on it accurately. Pictures can work for or against a vehicle depending on the focus, never get a photo only appraisal. It might seem simple, but consider the number of components, fasteners, & variables, there is a lot more to it than you may realize. 

McLaren; DOHC. Turbocharged, FI. Cosworth.

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With it's perfect stance, huge rear rubber, lazer strait 'bad-in-black' flawless paint & body work, and Monster 542ci. Indy Cylinder Head Built & Dyno'd Indy-Ledgends HEMI, it's perfectly detailed with huge amounts of polished billed, mirror finished stainless steel, and chromed everything; this Bad Boy sounds and RUNS as good as it looks.

I remember seeing it's very beginnings; from Indy Cylinder Head, where it was built, dyno'd and crated up; I got  insurance policy to cover it, while it's trip in the back of a pickup truck covered it for the 2 hour trip to meet it's Charger body. The first time this motor was "Fired" the "ground shook", we all smiled enthusiasticly.

In my professional opinion, one of the greatest Prostreet 69" Chargers in this country, and an honor and privilege to appraise and insure properly. (I've always loved 70's Prostreet Muscle Cars, but this one "Just really does it for me") Thank you, Frank ."Art in Motion".

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**Thanks for visiting my website; we will be constantly adding additional pictures, information ,&  testimonials from the tens of thousands of satisfied customers I have. I appreciate your patience, for waiting for your car to appear here, as a featured car, car or bike of the month or week; and excusing

my flaws or occasional mistake in typing here; " my grandfather used to say; If I wasn't making an occasional mistake, I wasn't working hard enough"...

​My reports are 'always 'triple-checked' for correctness, gramar, and sometimes 'quadriple checked' often on 'articulate relevent data'.

Again, thanks for visting, come back often, and see what each month, week and year bring;..and thank you to our many clients that allow us to use your 'stuff' in this website. I will try to post a little something for everyone!  SIncerely,  Kurt A. Stoops.

Arias Chevrolet-HEMI 542ci w. Fast Electronic Fuel Injection & Paxton Supercharger; Pro-Touring.

One of the Rarest Cars in the World.

Vintage Auto Appraisers, Inc.

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46253

Office (317) 429-1569 

Cell (317) 796-1100

Kurt A. Stoops

Senior Appraiser, Proprietor;

Business Hours: 9am. to 5pm Monday through Friday;

*Call for a Confidential Appointment, and schedule your onsite appointment for your collection/vehicle(s), at your convenience, around your busy schedule. Thank You.

Ed's All Original 69'  L-89, L-71, 427-Corvette;  I have NCRS. Technical Data & Judging Ref. Info.; and have accurately documented thousands of Vettes.

This Ford-Racing-Upgraded, 2001" SVT-Lightning Supercharged Pick'm'Up made me smile, its' 450-Ft.Lbs.of Torque is FUN. The Kokomo, IN. Toy was a pleasure,..thanks John, the new owner will Love it too.

​Professional Documentation, Worldwide Service.

​​​​​​It is my honor and privilege to help you with your specialty vehicle, and I am glad to help with as much or little as you wish. 

Classics, antiques, exotics, muscle cars, famous movie cars, one of a kinds, prototypes, prostreet and protouring, vintage racecars and motorcycles, trucks, individual cars to museums full of them, we can help you with superior quality documentation.


Kurt's Toy, the 'Altered Ego', Breezy- 32" Chevy, Roadster-Pickup,is a Custom Built, Tube-Framed, Prostreet Streetrod; from hand-drawn blueprints & my imagination, this unique little car was custom fabricated to be a street-Toy, the body was stretched 21",channeled 4 1/2" over the custom frame, the grill shell was shrunk 6 1/2", doors are 42" long and suisided; a 90% all hand-made steel-streetrod.

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1960" Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, Series 62-convertible, 390ci.345Hp.V-8, 3-2BBL carbs, factory original air-ride, automatic, a legendary American luxury car.

I take great pride in treating each vehicle 'I Do' like it's mine. This Series One Jaguar is amoung my favorites,

I was surprised with all the extra chromed components on this unique 'show-piece'. "Bloody-Beautiful"

The Legendary Duesenberg 'Strait-8' DOHC. Engine,.. 

​Linda's Outstanding 57" Chevy 3100 Streetrod; Modified Streetrods are a strong part of my Appraisal business, and I have been an Indiana State NSRA. Safety Inspector for 21 years. Lets talk about your unique streetrod.

​​​​​ Office# 317-429-1569       Cell# 317-796-1100      PO. Box 53587 Indianapolis, Indiana, 46253 USA                                       

Professional Documentation, Worldwide Service

From basic reports to highly detailed 10,000-point analysis and/or forensic procedures, all of our reports are done in conformity to the The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP-101) and stand up in a court of Law.  Professional, Accurate, Confidential. I pride myself on impeccable research, and can bring in the best historians in the world to help when necessary. I know where to find answers.


"Car of the Month"      

'Frank's Outstanding 69" Prostreet Modified Dodge Charger; with a 542ci.V-8 HEMI. of Top Show Quality Detailing, A Lazer Strait Body, Triple Black, with mirror finish-stainless trunk & engine compartments this monster is magnificent, powerful and beautiful.

Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Bentley, Jaguar, even Alpha, Lotus, Jensen & lower priced cars can fall 'victim'; My "Diminution Reports" are of superior quality & accuracy, second to none; find out why.

From it's 4" round tube frame chassis to all the high-tech racing 'goodies', this one is a baby-doll.

There is a strong reason why 98% of our business is all referral. Find out why. You really do get what you pay for with appraisals, get it done right the first time, you can always upgrade later. We're here for the long haul, we'll be here tomorrow and always for you.      

From Dragsters to Duesenbergs, Packards to Porsche, Hudson's to Hummers,..

I can help you with "All" your specialty vehicle questions; 

documentation, insurance replacement costs, diminutions reports, consulting, pre-purchase inspection, expert witness testimony,estate planning, acquisition, I can help get it done right.

Vintage Auto Appraisers, Inc.

Heavily modified vehicles, racecars of all kinds and custom creations always surpass auction-resulted comparibles, our approach and procedures are far more accurate. Quality of craftsmanship, the integrity of fabrication, and the quality of paint & body work, integrity of components, are all taken into close consideration for valuation, sometimes to the point of forensic analysis.

A Rare Hemi Cuda coupe, 4-speed, 425Hp. 426ci. Hemi Car (being restored)  I Documented every number on this project impeccably for the government & court system, on a high profile, nationally televised case. Thank you to the US. Marshalls Service ( Indianapolis, IN. division) I appreciate the honor and privalege to help.

​From mild to wild I am in the perfect position to help you with all your specialty cars. *I have worked on thousands of numbers matching rare muscle cars...

21 years of professionally documenting "all kinds of specialty vehicles" and my impeccable track record of successfully presenting 'unequivocal evidence' in the courts of law, representing specialty vehicles for every reason imaginable, work in your favor, around your busy schedule. Get superior quality appraisal documentation, from the original creator of the 'systems' I have created,..(others have copied 'my systems', most after 'loosing in court' that the hundreds of millions I have documented are on 'public record'). The evolution of professional documentation is here. Call me for your specialty documentation needs...*Note;"be aware of the other "inspection-experts" and "photo-only-guys"their stuff isn't worth the time or paper it's ON;...'best-guess' market-values,..pathetic;"everyone is becoming an 'expert''.*Note; Auctioneers are NOT certified Appraisers, they're high commissioned salesmen.

You get what you pay for here. "Shop Around"...Do your due dilligence, give us a call.

Have a high end luxury, sport, exotic car that's just been wrecked? Did you know even after its been repaired to factory new, because of the CarFax, and public record, it's "worth less". I am a Diminution expert and my reports make sure you get "all of the value back", including this diminished amount. These amounts are substantial. We guarantee your satisfaction with our diminution reports. Professional, Accurate, Confidential. *Check out our Diminutions page for all the details.

​49 Merc Flat Head V-8 Modified Hot-Rod

Integrity of components based on manufacture name, part numbers, date codes, casting numbers, stamping numbers are what start the determinations there is so much more. Numbers matching original vehicles are typically only 'partially correct by percentages' & should be properly identified, deciferd & decoded.  Rarity may require a deeper more thorough approach. Don't believe everything you see on the web, get certifiable, unequivocal evidence from a highly trained professional, call me.

*Satisfied customers with a notable collection spanning several generations, I suggested everyone hop in for a family photo in the families ol' Buick.

542ci. Indy Legends HEMI V-8 'Polished to Perfection" Charger.

One very special car, for a very special person; articulately documented so there is 'NO-Question', exactly what it would take to replace this magnificently created, custom, Prostreet, I present "Unequivocal-Evidence" for insurance replacement costs.

*Please don't take my confidence as errogance or  bragodociousness; I am simply stating; " I can bring in the 'best' Historians, Reference resource authors, and leading Experts in (Internationally) - to resolve "any question" regarding 'anything' with regard to mechanical research, provenance, and historically significant details when needed for articulate, impeccable detail 'within the context' of my reports.

**Unequivocal Evidence to 'stand-up' in any court in the world. Call for a confidential interview, appointment, and how I can provide confidential, historically correct, unequivocally correct information to suit your exacting needs. I love doing the research, the reports, and treating your vehicle as if it were mine...

Exotic dream car? I can help you make all the right decisions, for maximum investment returns and worry free purchases. From conservative priced to the 'rarest-competition-models' in the world, researched with "the Gold standard" of experts jointly;

we can provide 100% satisfaction on 'unequivocal evidence' in whatever price range you wish to invest in.

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​The Legendary Boss 429 Ford Engine, I have worked on many Kar-Kraft cars over the years,...including Shelbys, Baldwin Motion, Yenco; the list of untra-rares goes on and a rare legendary American Muscle car,..better call me.

​Diminution Report Specialists, I can help you get "ALL" of that diminished- amount back, ​professional, accurate, proven results."Thousands of satisfied customers bring us 98% of our business"...find out why, call us.


​Qualification Curriculum;

** We can 'Remunerate' a contract whenever you wish. The beauty of my reports' is it's flexability. I can always add an addendum to reflect additional

upgrades; and I can always 'upgrade a report' for a much 'higher grade' of analysis, add additional detail, to the point of microscopic, forensic proceedures and analysis-well beyond what 'anyone else in this industry is DOING. Cars I've done 21 years ago are 'opting-up' for more articulate detail as their cars have continued to appreciate in value. Call for a details.

​I  work on Trucks of  'all' shapes and sizes, if you've invested in a, modified, upgraded, or restored  your truck, you better call me. From Turbo Diesels, to supercharged big block 4x4, Jeep, Land Rovers, & vintage; I can definately "make it right" between you and your insurance company!

*Check out some of the other pages in our websight, 

​"Car of the Month features will change regularly",..and we'll be adding additional photos regularly!



​*August 2016" Special Featured Vehicles" The Turbo-Projects"...

Modified vehicles require additional explanation based on additional procedures used with cutting edge racing technology, vintage or current. Boring, balancing,  blueprinting, porting, cryogenic treatments & coatings to parts, need to be itemized accordingly. There is a tremendous amount of things we can do, to present 'unequivocal evidence', alot of which is not public knowledge. I have done many multi-million dollar projects, and technical forensic procedures and analysis can be implemented if necessary. "All my reports are done in conformity to; "The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice" (USPAP-101) and 'stand-up' in a court of law.*This information is sensitive and confidential, call for an appointment.

**Check out some of the other pages on our new websight and all the things we do, the wide eclectic diversity of unique vehicles I've been working with for the last 42 years, and "documenting professionally for the last 21 years", the wide array of specialty services I provide, and most importantly how I can help you. Give me a call, I'm glad to answer all your questions, and schedule a confidential appointment onsite of your museum, garage of facility. From basic reports to highly technical analysis and proceedures, prepurchase arrangements & inspections to forensic analysis, diminution reports to estate planning & passing cars along to the next generation, I can definately help you, your attorneys, management staff, or currator, with as much or little as you'd like.

Thank You for the opportunity to be of service.


Kurt A. Stoops

Sr. Appraiser, Proprietor;

Vintage Auto Appraisers, Inc.  

*Cell (317) 796-1100

Office (317) 429-1569

​PO.Box 53587 Indpls, IN. 46253 USA.

This 'heavily modified', big-turbo, roll caged, big-brake kit, 84' Porsche Carrera out of Ohio is 'quite the Toy'!  The test drive was enough to get my adrenaline going, 'thanks Dan'. It was a pleasure to impeccably document for you. 

Soft-cloth towels & fender covers, I bring everything I need with me, onsite of the vehicle.