RM Sotheby’s appraisals team provides our clients with credible appraisals for a wide variety of purposes, including estate planning, collection management, loan collateral, and insurance, to name a few. Our appraisals have been employed to value everything from single important motor cars to large diverse collections and are trusted by prominent private collectors, museums, global banks, insurance companies, and tax and legal professionals who rely on our expertise-driven valuations based on our market insight as one of the largest market makers in the industry. RM Sotheby’s offers the highest level of service with the strictest policy of confidentiality for those private individuals, collections, financial institutions, and fiduciaries.

Our comprehensive appraisal services include:

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Collection Management
  • Loan Collateral
  • Insurance Valuation
  • Charitable Contribution
  • Inheritance, Gift, and Capital Gains Tax
  • Family Division and Equitable Distribution



Unparalleled Car Knowledge and Valuation Expertise – Our global team, with over 50 years of high-level industry experience, along with our exceptional network of relationships with manufacturers and historians, combine to offer unmatched knowledge on every segment of the collector car market.

Tailored Appraisal Solutions – From a single car insurance appraisal to a large multi-car estate appraisal, our team is focused on providing tailored appraisal solutions that meet our clients’ needs in an effective and timely manner. We are committed to working directly with our clients, be it for a one-time donation or annual appraisal update, and building upon the long-term, multi-faceted relationship that only RM Sotheby’s can offer.

Client Confidentiality – We have been entrusted with appraising the most valuable and historically significant collector cars in the world. Our clients feel secure in the knowledge that we are thoroughly committed to upholding their trust and confidentiality across all divisions of our company, including at every step of the appraisal process.

USPAP Compliance – Our team of appraisers adheres to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines. Notably, the IRS and US Treasury Department have adopted these standards as their preferred and accepted appraisal methodology. Each of our US-based appraisers has successfully completed the coursework and examination in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.



For further information about our formal appraisal services, contact or one of our experienced team members:

Eugene Robertson

Director of Appraisals and Estate Planning Detroit, Michigan - United States

Languages: English

Michael Squire

Director of Research/Car Specialist London, United Kingdom

Languages: English

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Roger Willbanks

Car Specialist Louisville, Colorado - United States

Languages: English

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