Inspecting a Classic Car Before Purchase

There are many things that should be taken into consideration before purchasing your classic car one of them is obviously the condition of the car overall.  I have written this article geared towards things which can help you when inspecting a classic car before purchase. The most common area that people can inspect on a classic car is the body.  This is really the classic car’s first impression on the potential buyer. Does the paint provide a good shine in direct and indirect lighting? Are there a lot of light scratches in the finish from buffing? Does the body show … Keep reading…

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Test Drive Technologies Gears Up for the 2018 GTO AA International Convention in Valley Forge, PA

We are at it again this year… This year we are very excited to be the Vehicle Appraisal Service SILVER SPONSORS of the 2018 GTO AA International Convention in Valley Forge, PA.  We are honored to be members of the GTO AA and Gateway GTO’s in St Louis, Mo. In conjunction with being a silver sponsor of the GTO AA International Convention, we will be hosting a booth and table in the concours area. We will be onsite all week during the convention providing stated value appraisals, pre-purchase appraisals as well as fair market value appraisals on any vehicles present … Keep reading…

Importing a Classic, Collector or Antique Car from the USA

Car enthusiast around the world import classic, collector and antique cars from the USA every day and many of them run into roadblocks when doing so this article is to help those overseas enthusiasts worldwide know what to expect. Having helped many classic, collector and antique vehicle buyers from around the world with pre-purchase inspections, I have put together this brief guide for you to prepare and understand the process of importing a car from the USA. Highly modified cars can bring about additional complications such as further inspection, rejection and additional fees.  What is “highly modified”? Well, a highly … Keep reading…

Classic, Collector and Antique Car Inspections at MotoeXotica in Fenton, Mo

Since July of 2009, Test Drive Technologies has been providing the St Louis Major Metropolitan area with pre-purchase used car, classic car, collector car and antique vehicle inspection services.  Due to our reputation in the St Louis Classic Car market, Test Drive Technologies Vehicle Inspection and Appraisal Services is widely excepted into many of the Classic Car, Collector Car, and Antique Vehicle dealership sales showrooms for pre-purchase inspections.  Collector Car dealers in the St Louis area prefer Test Drive Technologies over many other vehicle inspection companies due to our thoroughness, attention to detail, fairness, ease of scheduling and our carefulness with each … Keep reading…

Classic, Collector and Antique Car Inspections at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Mo

Since July of 2009, Test Drive Technologies has been providing the St Louis Major Metropolitan area with pre-purchase used car, classic car, collector car and antique vehicle inspection services.  Due to our reputation in the St Louis Classic Car market, Test Drive Technologies Vehicle Inspection and Appraisal Services is widely excepted into many of the Classic Car, Collector Car, and Antique Vehicle dealership sales showrooms for pre-purchase inspections.  Collector Car dealers in the St Louis area prefer Test Drive Technologies over many other vehicle inspection companies due to our thoroughness, attention to detail, fairness, ease of scheduling and our carefulness with each … Keep reading…

Classic, Collector and Antique Car Inspections at Gateway Classic Cars in O’Fallon, IL

Since July of 2009, Test Drive Technologies has been providing the St Louis Major Metropolitan area with pre-purchase used car, classic car, collector car and antique vehicle inspection services.  Due to our reputation in the St Louis Classic Car market, Test Drive Technologies Vehicle Inspection and Appraisal Services is widely excepted into many of the Classic Car, Collector Car, and Antique Vehicle dealership sales showrooms for pre-purchase inspections.  Collector Car dealers in the St Louis area prefer Test Drive Technologies over many other vehicle inspection companies due to our thoroughness, attention to detail, fairness, ease of scheduling and our carefulness with each … Keep reading…

Classic, Collector and Antique Car Inspections at St Louis Car Museum

Since July of 2009, Test Drive Technologies has been providing the St Louis Major Metropolitan area with pre-purchase used car, classic car, collector car and antique vehicle inspection services.  Due to our reputation in the St Louis Classic Car market, Test Drive Technologies Vehicle Inspection and Appraisal Services is widely excepted into many of the Classic Car, Collector Car, and Antique Vehicle dealership sales showrooms for pre-purchase inspections.  Collector Car dealers in the St Louis area prefer Test Drive Technologies over many other vehicle inspection companies due to our thoroughness, attention to detail, fairness, ease of scheduling and our carefulness with each … Keep reading…

TDT Sponsors St Louis Gateway GTOs and 2018 GTO AA Nationals

Our Trip to Springfield, Illinois for the 2017 GTO AA Nationals This past June you might have heard that we made a trip to Springfield, Illinois to the 2017 GTO AA Nationals.  During the nationals week, we met some great car folks. We met Tom Oxler the President of GTA AA, Kerry Friedman the President of the Gateway GTO’s and Frank Chapman the VP Gateway GTOs in Illinois.  Even though we currently do not own a GTO we were welcomed with open arms to be a vendor at their event in Springfield and it was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we … Keep reading…

Winter Car Buying – Great Deal or Is It?

Winter is all around us, well some of us anyhow, and that means the car sales have begun for both new car sales and used car sales.  This also means dealers are liquidating their 2017 inventory so they can make room on the lot for the new 2018 inventory rolling in.  This means you can get big savings on many brand new and slightly used 2017 models.  Here are a few quick things to watch out for. Watch out for the “new car with some miles on it”.   This is likely a demo car.  Yes, it is likely a new … Keep reading…

WE HAVE MOVED!

  Yes, that is right! We completed our move to our new farmhouse in St Rose. Not to worry, we will continue to provide our full mobile vehicle inspection services in the St Louis, Southern Illinois and Missouri areas for used cars, trucks, classic cars, exotic cars, luxury cars as well as RV’s, motorhomes, commercial trucks and equipment and of course boats.     Our move to the farmhouse location now enables us to have faster office internet which will help us get you your inspection results faster. We also now have a 2-bay garage so we can host expert … Keep reading…