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How Much is Your Classic Car Worth?

Classic Car Values
One of the more difficult tasks for a classic car collector is to put a value on their beloved cars. Many variables have an impact on the price of classic, antique, exotic, and vintage cars. The price of a vehicle with the same make, model, and year can be very different.

Factors That Can Determine the Value of a Classic Car

  • Condition
  • Original Parts
  • Modification
  • Documentation
  • Market Demand
  • Inventory
  • How the car is being sold – auction or private sale

With these factors in mind, here are some easy online tools you can use to help put a value on your classic car.

Free Online Guides for finding Classic Car Values

Hagerty Classic Car Valuation Tool

The Hagerty classic car valuation tool is generally the first tool people use. Hagerty is a provider of classic car insurance. In 2012 they partnered with Hemmings to launch the online classic car valuation tool. The Hagerty online tool allows you to search for cars, trucks, and motorcycles by year, make, model or VIN.
The Hagerty condition rating system is key to understanding the Hagerty classic car values. Hagerty values get updated 3 times per year in Jan., May, and Sept..

NADA Guides

The National Automobile Dealers Association has been around for over 80 years. It’s owned and operated by J.D. Power. There is a free online valuation guide For finding your NADA classic car value. Or you can get a subscription based print valuation guide. The NADA guides give you 73 years of pricing. The NADA guides provide market reflective pricing on cars. They include low, average, and high retail, plus MSRP. The NADA guide gets updated 3 times per year in Jan., May, and Sept..

Collector Car Market Review

The Collector Car Market Review tracks prices and values of classic cars. They rely on sales reports, government data, their own database, auctions, and inventory. When using the Collector Car Market Review tool, you start with the make, then the year and then the model.
Understanding the Collector Car Market Review Condition rating system is key to using their online classic car pricing tool. They, like Hagerty have an easy to understand numbered condition system.

Understanding the Market For Classic and Exotic Car Investments

HAGI Index

Historic Automobile Group International is a great source for tracking classic car investments. They collect data from private contracts, marque specialists, dealers, and auction results. Check out HAGI to see which cars are growing in value.

Hagerty Market Rating

The Hagerty market rating tracks of the strength of collector car market. They use a database of private sale transactions in combination with other market factors to report the “heat” of the market. They offer a handy “how-to guide” for how the Hagerty Market Rating Works.

We hope these tools will be helpful in determining the value of your classic, exotic, and vintage cars. When setting a price for your car it’s a good idea to look at the pricing from more than one valuation tool. Also, make sure you know what’s happening in the classic car market. Do some independent research by checking out auto auctions. All these combined will help you better understand the value of your classic vehicle.

Once you are ready to sell and transport your classic car Schumacher Cargo is here for you. We handle all of the details for you. Whether you need domestic enclosed auto transport or need to ship your classic car overseas, we’ve got you covered.

There are many great reasons for living in New Zealand as an American. Ultimately, they offer a great experience to both expats looking for work and expats looking to retire. However, there are pros and cons of living in New Zealand for Americans to look at first. We’ll take a look at them and why there are still enough reasons to live in New Zealand.

Beautiful Scenery Is A Reason for Living in New Zealand


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Retromobile is the start of the year for major classic auto shows. Since 1976, this show has been hosted at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. Every year they bring out legendary cars and showcase some of the most coveted vehicles on the planet. This year’s event takes place February 6-10 and we begin coverage a few days before it starts. Check out some fun stories and cars from Retromobile 2019!

The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta at Retromobile 2019
The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta


Every year, military members prepare for their PCS to Germany. For some, this PCS is their first time ever traveling abroad. This can be intimidating, but many people have experiences and tips to share to make this transition easy. Germany offers an amazing experience with a large expat community.

To get ready for the big move, take a look at our guide below on preparing for your PCS to Germany.

Jet Flying By the American Flag PCS Germany


Schumacher Cargo Logo
Schumacher Cargo Logistics is celebrating our website’s 21st anniversary. Back in 1998, Schumacher jumped into the digital world and created our website. We’ve had the chance to try many site designs over those years. Today, we’ll take a look back at all of these designs from our long history on the web. Also, stay until the end for a look at our newest design.

A Trip Back to 1998


Schumacher’s first website in 1998

After beginning business in 1977, we launched the first version of the website in 1998. Eventually, the creation of this website would lead the way for the future changes and designs. Interestingly enough, most of the main services are the same, although there have been many improvements over the last 21 years.

The Designs of the Early 2000s



Throughout the 2000’s, SCL made many changes in both location and website. The framework for the website used today was created during this time.These changes added many features to the site, allowing users to get more information for their shipments. Features like live chat, tracking, and online payments were added to further increase convenience for people. International shipping can seem daunting if never done before, so we needed to make sure people were properly informed. These websites accomplished their goals and users appreciated the clarity.

Moving to the Current Design



Schumacher Webpage 2018
The last design before the new 2019 site

With our current design, we’ve been using the present framework since 2011. There is a vast amount of information built over the last 21 years. Navigation consists of both drop down and flyout menus in order to direct users to the right info. In this layout, users have access to tons of information really quickly. For the last 8 years we’ve used this design framework, and in 2019 we’re redesigning it.

New Site Design in 2019

Once the website launches, you’ll actually be reading this blog in the new design.

Our new design consolidates the large volume of information from the last 21 years and make it easier to navigate. Rather than showing tons of menus, we wanted users to be able to navigate without being overwhelmed. Each commodity has its own mega menu so users can get the relevant information for their particular shipment. Overall, the user experience should create a simple and clearer browsing session.

Visit the new site today!


A sneak peak at the new website design
A sneak peak at the new design


About Schumacher Cargo Logistics

Schumacher Cargo Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is an international vehicle shipping and moving company. Whether you are moving automobiles, motorcycles, boats, household goods shipments, or general cargo, you will be comfortable knowing that SCL will take care of all aspects of your relocation needs. For more information on our auto transport and international shipping services contact us today.

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Schumacher Cargo Logistics utilizes insured, secured and bonded facilities. We provide warehousing, packing, crating, trucking and loading services out of our own warehouses here in the USA - Los Angeles, Houston, Savannah, Miami, New York, and New Jersey. All other worldwide destinations are covered by our affiliated organization member companies.