Survivor Classic Car Services: Vehicle Inspections - Certified Appraisals

About Us


Vehicle appraisals and inspections are our primary service. We offer several levels of inspection for many functions.  Certified auto appraisals are available for bank loans and insurance purposes.  We offer the most thorough pre purchase inspections (PPI) available for those thinking about buying sight unseen, or that simply want a professional opinion before making a purchase.  Other automotive inspection options range from a basic valuation to reports spanning many pages covering every aspect of a vehicle. These detailed inspection reports are accompanied by hundreds of photos showing the exterior, interior, engine, trunk/bed, undercarriage, trim, glass, VIN, body tags and any documentation that comes with the vehicle. This detailed report also includes a test drive report and all equipment tested for functionality. Every vehicle inspection comes with a Certified Auto Appraisal. This is to help you pay a fair price, obtain a loan if needed, and get the correct Agreed Value Classic Car Insurance after the purchase.  This is not a checklist or a 1-5 rating like some companies send. These are detailed reports that are easy to read and understand. If you have questions you can always call or email and we can clarify or go further in depth. 

Reasons for Appraisals

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle, it is always a good idea to have an independent certified auto appraisal.  

You may also need a certified vehicle appraisal to obtain insurance.

Vehicle totaled and your insurance company is offering less than you believe your vehicle is worth? Invoke the appraisal clause and get more money in your hands!

If your vehicle has been wrecked and is being repaired you need to seek payment for diminished value. This requires a certified auto appraisal. 

Other services:

Prior to Loss

Donation Value

Divorce Settlements

and more.  Contact us today to see if a certified auto appraisal or vehicle inspection can benefit you. 

Why Choose SCCS?

Cars are our passion, not just a paycheck. We strive to understand your needs and we work for you.  We guarantee to be professional, timely and courteous while delivering top notch service each and every time. Every vehicle inspection comes with a Certified Auto Appraisal. When choosing an inspector / appraiser you need to find someone who knows vehicles inside and out. Being a certified appraiser is great (and our appraisals are certified), but an in depth understanding of vehicles is more important.   Being certified means someone has passed a course on ethics, rules and standards used in appraisal writing. This does not mean they understand the differences in frame types, engines, suspension types, etc.  Or that they can spot a $300 paint job from a $20,000 paint job. Automotive knowledge is key, and we have it! We are based in Tampa and proudly serve within a 150 mile range of the Tampa area.  (additional mileage fee may apply over 60 miles depending on the service).  We specialize in classic cars but can inspect and appraise any car, truck or motorcycle of any age, stock or custom.

If you need a shipping quote, financing or insurance let us know. We are happy to help. We have many connections in the car community. Be sure to ask the selling dealer about Classic Vehicle Protection! Protect your investment and yourself. If they don't offer it, let us know and we will put you in touch with someone who does.  www.ClassicVehicleProtection.com

Meet the Owner

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Brad Kline

 From as far back as I can remember some part of my life has revolved around classic cars. My grandfather owned an upholstery shop where my father worked. I spent a lot of time there as a kid seeing old Packards, LaSalles, and street rods.  My father took over the shop when I was in junior high and I started seeing a lot more muscle cars and even some late models. When I got old enough to be trusted I was given the task of tearing down interiors, rebuilding seats, recovering headliners and occasionally some light sewing of seat covers during my summers off of school. I have also worked in the service department of a Ford dealership and obtained my B.S. in Automotive Technology from the University of Central Missouri.  I also worked 10 years managing a classic car dealership and oversaw around 250 car sales per month.  I have been performing appraisals for over 10 years and recently decided to make it my full time career.  I have personally owned over 35 classic cars (including 22 Mustangs) of my own and restored 15+ to one degree or another.      I was selected as one of SEMAs "35 Under 35" in 2015 which was an honor.   I am also a certified member of the American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers and follow ASCAA and USPAP guidelines. I am the CEO of the Union of Certified Auto Appraisers - UCAA.  Cars are my passion and I will work hard to earn your business.   I specialize in classic and custom cars but can appraise / inspect any vehicle including cars, trucks and motorcycles. 

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Please leave a detailed message with your name and contact number and I will get back to you within 24 hours.  Serving Tampa, Brandon, Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish, Palmetto, Ruskin, Wesley Chapel, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Wimauma, Sun City Center, Lakeland, Plant City and much more.  See the "Coverage Area" tab for more details. 

Certified Auto Appraisals and Vehicle Inspections

Wimauma, Florida, United States



Available 7 days a week, by appointment only.