Brian, just so you and the others know. I have tried to keep my prices reasonable and affordable to everyone. Rates have been at $500 a day plus expenses for the past 12 years or so. Through use of my data analysis, I can verify if the drive train is original to the car, check for a rebodied car, verify any and all components as real or reproduction or replacement. You'll receive a three to four page report from me once I'm done with my inspection work. I treat every car just like I'm judging any restored or survivor Camaro at the Camaro Nationals. I captain the team at this event and judge multiple cars in the "Legends" Restored Class and "Legends" Survivor Class every year. When spending over $20k and up for any classic car, it's good insurance to know what you have is the real deal. My reports also act as a certified appraisal on the vehicle too. I am state licensed and nationally licensed through the International Antique Automobile Appraisers Association too.
A few years back, I purchased a 1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar just like the one that the legendary Buddy Holly played before he was killed. I know music as I've been around it my whole life but before I pulled the trigger on a very expensive original museum quality '58 Stratocaster, I reached out to an expert in that field so I had piece of mind about the purchase. Vintage instruments are as costly as vintage automobiles.
I know of too many people in the hobby who get burning every month. It is not getting better, it's getting worse. Barrett Jackson brought me on board last year to help weed out any fakes that are brought to the auction. They too are tired of all the misrepresented cars.
As on late, there is a fake L89 that I inspected in 2009 that has been making the rounds at auctions. The car still gets listed as a real L89. Go figure.
Very sad, but a reality of the hobby.