Charles W. Clarke

Automotive Appraisals/Consultant

Client Testimonials


"Charles Clarke has been our paid expert consultant in the antique and classic car market for the past 11 years.  He was instrumental in finding us a 1948 Plymouth Wood Station Wagon in excellent original condition.  This entailed a search of over 6 months for the right car.  During that period he was invaluable in helping us avoid the pitfall of buying what appeared to be a nice car but was full of serious hidden defects.  Charlie flew to several locations in his search for us.  He saved us a lot of money and aggravation.  He finally found the right car from a reputable source. 

Over the 11 years we owned the car he offered great advice on its care, maintenance and sourcing of parts.  When we finally decided to sell this car we went to Charlie.  He found a qualified buyer in a short time and negotiated a price that was 250% greater than our purchase price.  He remains our consultant and is currently looking for a different type of antique car for us.  Charlie is very knowledgeable, ethical and a pleasure to work with.  His relatively modest fees are more than offset by what he has saved us in costs."
- Mr. & Mrs.  MCW

Charles at the CT Southern Auto Auction (best dressed)

"Charlie Clarke did an excellent job for me in evaluating several potential classic car purchase.  I have no doubt his extensive experience and knowledge were a major reason that I was finally able to settle on a great car at a fair price.  His attention to detail and the information he shared with me were invaluable and I look forward to working with him again."   - JHT  


"When I needed an appraisal of my Stanley Steamer for the insurance company,  I thought I would have difficulty finding a licensed appraiser who would take on the task. Charles Clarke responded willingly,  did his research and came up with an appraisal that suited me and more importantly the insurance company.  His fees were also quite reasonable."  - JL


"My Street Rod was rear ended and the responsible party's insurance company made an unacceptable, very low offer for damages.  Luckily my search for help ended with Charles Clarke.  His long time vehicle experience/problem-solving allowed him to do an appraisal specifically tailored to my street rod,  after the accident.  My attorney took his detailed written appraisal to the insurance commissioner's office, and with it was able to reach an acceptable dollar amount from the other party's insurance company. The amount exceeded the original offer by many thousands of dollars!" - WJD


"In December I arranged to have Charles appraise two unique cars for me.  The appraisals were needed for insurance and estate planning.  During his visit he displayed his extensive knowledge of automobiles and ability to deal with the unusual.  His completed appraisals were very detailed and reflected the depth of his vehicle experience.  The appraisals were delivered when promised and made an excellent presentation.  I was pleased enough to give him two referrals and have another one of my cars appraised."  - AH


Call: 860.658.2714