About Us

Dennis P. DeGrave

Dennis DeGrave has owned maintained and restored many vehicles over his lifetime. He was interviewed by I-Van, attended their training schools, and has been doing Vehicle Appraisals since 2021. He is still an avid automotive hobbyist, former classic car restorer, former NHRA Modified production mechanic, and now spends much of his free time maintaining his vehicles.

This is a partial list of the vehicles that Dennis has owned and maintained:
1965 Mustang
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1941 Ford Club Coupe
2007 Mustang GT
1968 Mustang GT
1971 Corvette – 454
1990 Corvette ZR-1
1961 Corvette Roadster
1972 Corvette - Coupe
2007 Corvette ZO6 - LS7
2003 Corvette ZO6-LS6
1929 Ford Model-A Roadster
1923 T-Bucket - Chevy Powered
1940 Studebaker Champion
  • Certified Vehicle Appraiser in the International Vehicle Appraisers Network (nationwide association). Graduated I-VAN Vehicle Appraiser apprentice course
  • Graduate of USAF Aerospace vehicle maintenance course
  • Attended USPAP Appraisers Course
  • AACA Judge
  • Appraisals accepts by IRS and State for taxation purposes
  • Owner and Operated Auto Restoration and Tuning facility
  • Classis car collector for over 15 Years
  • Specialized Classic Vehicle Expertise includes: Corvettes; Studebakers; and early Fords
  • Retired Federal Commercial Lending Examiner
  • Lt Colonel, USAF (Retired)
International Vehicle Appraisers Network

I-VAN is an international association of hobbyists who are certified appraisers of all types of Antique/Classic/ Special Interest Vehicles (including Street Rods & Customs.) The very first requirement to becoming a Certified I-VAN appraiser is to become an AACA Judge and participate in judging at a minimum of one national meet per year.

Each appraisal candidate attends an extensive training school, conducts supervised field training assignments, and must complete considerable home study before becoming considered for certification.

I-VAN Certified Appraisers cannot be involved in any type of employment that could lead to any potential or actual conflict of interest (i.e. restoration, repair, painting, insuring, claims adjusting, buying/selling, exporting or transporting, of vehicles.)

Our organization understands collectible vehicles, the hobby, and the marketplace We’re active in the hobby and we own many of the types of cars, trucks, motorcycles, art, and automobilia that we appraise.

Classic Vehicle Valuation Appraisals

Serving Rhode Island, SE CT, and SE Massachusetts to Cape Cod Member of the International Vehicle Appraisers Network

Letters From Customers

Mid-West Client Pre Purchase Appraisal

Nov 6, 2009

Thank you very much for the appraisal. I am very impressed. The appraisal is very thorough and covered areas I probably would have missed. The pictures are very detailed and showed me what I wanted to see.

Your prompt response is appreciated

Great Job
Richard T