Do you want to learn all about your assets’ worth? James T. Sandoro, will be sure to get accurate valuations for all of your favorite assets. Even if you’re just curious about an evaluation, contact me today and find out your asset’s true value.

CONTACT

  • facebook

ATTENTION ATTORNEYS AND CLAIMS MANAGERS

If you are involved in collector car litigation, my expertise regarding restoration, gross overcharge, tax and business matters, unfair claims, marital dissolution, witness preparation, discovery and evidence collection, may be valuable. I consult on any case and give a general overview that could save unnecessary expense or surprises during trial. I testify only in cases I believe in. My early involvement could save thousands if you have cause of action or are defending unreasonable charges or valuation.


I have been retained by car owners, insurance companies, major collectors, museums, government agencies, restoration shops and am available worldwide having served clients in Mexico, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, and the US. I travel extensively and may be in your area and available to consult or appraise.

COLLECTOR AND RESTORER

I have restored and dealt in automobiles, motorcycles, and collector vehicles since 1962 and have appraised thousands of vehicles for individuals and collectors including most US and foreign major insurance companies, US and Canadian Customs, Surrogate courts throughout the US, Major banking institutions and credit unions, Erie County District Attorney’s Office, US Federal Attorney’s Office, US Postal Authorities, New York State Police / Royal Canadian Mounted Police, national and international transportation museums, IRS, and many of the largest private collections in the world.


Conductor of national and local collector car auctions since 1972.  I attend most shows and auctions held in the US and Europe each year.

MEDIA

I have been mentioned in various national publications as a leading collector car expert, including “USA Today”, “Changing Times”, “The New York Times”, “Chicago Tribune”, “LA Times”, “The Phoenix Gazette”, “The Nation’s Business”, “The Buffalo News”, “Taipan Investment”, and many car collector publications such as “Old Cars Weekly”, “Automobile Quarterly”, “The Antique Automobile", "Automobilia", Hemmings Motor News, and others.

I have participated in radio, television, and cable shows featuring collector car market values and served as auto historian and consultant for major feature films such as “Once Upon a Time in America” with Robert DeNiro, “The Natural” with Robert Redford, and “Best Friends” with Burt Reynolds.

I appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Network’s “Time Machine” with Jack Perkins who presented his selection of the ten best cars of the twentieth century. I also appeared on the Nashville Network on “The Exciting World of Speed and Beauty” as a collector of Pierce Arrow and Thomas Flyer automobiles, cars made in Buffalo, NY, the cable program, Speed Vision Channel, Motor Week Feature Story on PBS in the US and Canada, and the American Pickers.

AUTHOR

(Now out of print) Actual Cash Value-Value Guide to Older Cars, used nationally by car enthusiasts, insurance companies, banks, etc.  I am an advisory board member to the National Auto Dealer Association (NADA) and collector value guides.

OWNER

Buffalo Motor Car, a licensed New York State Auto dealer, repair and restoration Shop. As a nationally prominent restoration shop, I have restored hundreds of automobiles, vehicles and motorcycles.  Many of our frame up restorations have received national first prize awards at sanctioned national automobile meets.

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 The Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum / The 1927 Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright. www.pierce-arrow.com

AFFILIATIONS

  • Life Member Antique Automobile Club of America since 1962

  • Former Director of AACA, Lake Erie Region

  • New York State Scenic Byways Advisory Board

  • National Association of Automobile Museums, former Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary

  • Member of World Forum of Motor Museums

  • 2014 Recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award

ABOUT JIM & HIS SERVICES

DSC00254.jpeg

GET TO KNOW JAMES T. SANDORO

Full-time appraiser, consultant, expert witness, impeccable credentials.


Appraiser of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and automotive memorabilia for insurance purposes, IRS, charitable donations, arbitration, restoration problems, auction misrepresentation, divorce, etc.


Qualified witness in civil, criminal suits, hearings and arbitrations, specializing as trial consultant for diminished value, stolen and totaled vehicles.

JAMES T. SANDORO

The Leading Appraiser Since 1962