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Appraisal Services

Motor Vehicle Appraiser
Trust Management Group, LLP /
JLA Treasures, LLC

A car enthusiast since early childhood, growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. Matesic developed his vast knowledge of motor vehicles not only from extensive book learning, but from hands-on experience and attendance at countless events, while interviewing many industry notables along the way. He began restoring cars in 1968, and continues to collect, restore, and race to the present day. While his primary love has been American muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s, he has decades of experience restoring, repairing, collecting, and appraising motor vehicles from model years 1912 to 2019. He began preparing motor vehicle appraisals in 1996 for insurance, litigation, diminished value, and Federal Estate Tax purposes.

Formal appraisals are USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant, and prepared with review by Carol Matesic, ISA CAPP, a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property.

Expert Automobile Appraisals by Gary Matesic 

We can appraise your modern, classic or antique automobile for insurance, litigation, diminished value, or Federal Estate Tax purposes. We also buy and sell vehicles for clients. Click below for our experience/credentials in this area.

Career Highlights


  • Interned at Dart Chevrolet-Cadillac, Greenville, PA, in 1973, working in the sales, parts, and service departments.
  • Owned a Texas-licensed Independent Automobile Dealership from 1996-2005, most recently under General Distinguishing Number P45782.
  • Authorized auction representative for a licensed Texas Independent Dealer, Auto Group of Plano, 2005 – present.
  • Testifying expert in Texas and Federal courts since 1999.
  • Certified National Show Judge, Buick Club of America
  • Represented collector vehicles on both the buy and sell sides at Bonhams, Worldwide, and Mecum auction houses.
  • Appraised a collection of 87 vehicles, including American classics (cars and trucks), late-model exotics, and ultra-luxury autos (appraisal completed September, 2015). Values were upheld at a 2016 trial during civil litigation in State District Court.
  • Appraised a collection of 18 vehicles for Federal Estate Tax purposes, May, 2016.
  • Arranged for and supervised the reconditioning and sale of 79 collector vehicles at auction, April, 2018 (auction estimate was $1.7 million; the collection actually brought $1.93 million).
  • Appraised a collection of 8 vintage and late-model exotics and sports cars for Federal Estate Tax purposes, February, 2020.
Honors, Awards, Appearances
Notable Vehicles Appraised

Our affiliate company, JLA Treasures, LLC, will perform written appraisals of personal household property, antiques and collectibles for probate, estate and/or inheritance tax purposes. We will also appraise for insurance, marital and business dissolutions, charitable contributions, and for estate planning purposes. In addition to her extensive experience, our owner, Carol Matesic, is a Certifed Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).

Furthermore, we have in-house expertise in appraising and valuing collectible motor vehicles (our valuations of expensive collector vehicles have withstood Federal Estate Tax examination, and have been admitted as expert witness testimony in probate and civil litigation). No one is an expert on everything. We recognize when outside assistance is needed in appraising items of particular value or significance. The key is having the experience and expertise to recognize the potential of those items. We have extensive professional contacts, locally, nationally and even internationally. We will seek specialized expertise when needed.



Gary Matesic, AEP®, TEP
Trust Management Group, LLP
P.O. Box 12824
Dallas, TX  75225-0824