Gerry Connolly, Managing Director of First Vehicle Valuers, commenced his career in 1962.
His extensive range of clients include lawyers needing valuations for family law matters and other disputes, corporation valuations for buying or selling their vehicles, shipping agents for valuations for the Australian customs services for imported vehicles, truck owners as well as various private and company clients needing valuations for pre-accident and insurance disputes, vehicles in restoration, Classic and vintage vehicles, deceased estate valuations and motorcycles.
We come to you When you contact us for a valuation we inspect the vehicle at your home or office, including after hours & weekends.
Procedure After the inspection the valuation is prepared on our letterhead & delivered, e-mailed or faxed to you within 24 hours.
Pre Accident Valuations & Insurance Company Disputes If you were involved in an accident & it was your fault or the fault of the other driver & the insurance company concerned declares that your vehicle is a "Write Off" or a "Repairable Write Off" & offers you an amount which you think is far less than the cost of replacing your vehicle, we can assist by inspecting & valuing your vehicle & giving you a replacement cost at the time of the accident ie the amount you should receive to replace your vehicle for one in a similar condition.
Family Law We can assist by giving impartial valuations for one or both parties at current market value. Our fee includes if necessary the witnessing of affidavits by a qualified person which eliminates the cost of expert witness court attendance.
Personal Import Vehicles All vehicles purchased overseas must be valued by an Approved Australian Customs Service Valuer for duty which from 01/01/10 was reduced from 10% to 5% of the valuation. Due to your vehicle/s not being sold new in Australia, the valuation for Customs Duty will be far less than the current market value, making it financially attractive to import. Also if you are only contemplating exporting your vehicle to Australia we can assist by giving you an estimate, in this case we would need a description the vehicle.
Commercial Imports (L.M.C.T's) At times it is necessary to obtain a valuation for Customs purposes. Gerry Connolly our Managing Director has been importing vehicles since 1974 & knows the procedure well and can assist with a "non complied" imported vehicle valuation.
Company Valuations & Advice When selling the company Trucks, Commercial Vehicles & Sedans we can assist by giving a market valuation & with our experience can assist with free advice on the most economical way to prepare the vehicle for the best outcome. Also Impartial Valuations for sales to the staff.