Creation and content of the Classic Car Report
The fascination for historic vehicles has never been greater than it is today. At a time when all major car manufacturers are working on the introduction of the autonomous vehicle that is finding its way to the destination without any help from the driver, without a steering wheel and without pedals. It is praised as the great progress that all passengers can devote to other things than to the control of the driving functions or the real driving. We believe that in this way, the emotion that causes the self-determinated driving largely falls by the wayside.
On the other side, this development towards the autonomous driving leads to a greater turn to enduring values such as those represented by historic vehicles. Hardly a weekend goes by without some event of regional or supraregional importance taking place, where owners of their classic cars of the same brand, of the same model, of the same period or of the same country meet for an informal exchange of experiences. You can clearly feel how enthusiasme for historic vehicles connects all generations.
These meetings are visited by the owners as well as by interested parties who are taking into consideration the purchase of a historic vehicle. At last at this moment, the market values will play an important role. The interested parties can be divided into experts who, on the basis of their experience, believe to know the market values of the vehicles represented there and into newcomers who have not yet developed a feeling for the value of the vehicles exposed there. The latter ask themselves the question of the right market value of the classic car depending on the condition, on the age and on the previous availability.
We are a team that has gained automotive experience in our professional careers over decades. A few years ago, this team decided to combine the sum of their individual experiences for a common project which is called Classic Car Report. We are involved in determining the market values of historic vehicles from more than 100 brands, 2'400 models and 7’600 types which are tending the time span from the 1920s to the end of the 20th century and are covering all important producer countries.
What do you get out of it as an experienced expert or as an interested private person? The combination of experiences of observing the market for historic cars, of dealing with brand stories and of collecting vehicle data since decades gives you the certainty that you really find the collector's car you are looking for with its most important technical data after just a few clicks and that you really get the right market value of this collector's car depending on condition and on currency area.
The online valuation tool Classic Car Report for classic cars, published by CarepO GmbH, which was founded a few years ago, is currently the only Swiss market report that shows market quotations from four different currency areas. Thus we are continuing a tradition founded by the Eurotax company in 1977 with the market report for collector’s cars « InterClassic » and stopped after 40 years at the beginning of 2017 to the surprise of many classic car enthusiasts.
Put us to the test! You will state that we have not promised you too much.