Why have your vehicle appraised?

Selling a collector vehicle: An appraisal can help when selling a collector vehicle.


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Substandard restoration: Did you pay for the prize winning restoration only to find out that the only prize you win is the "booby prize"?


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Claim settlement: If you are arguing with an insurance company over the value of your vehicle after a loss then an appraisal NOW can be a big help.


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Divorce: Yes, the "D" word. Don't ever let a court or some attorney determine what your vehicle is worth.


Why have your vehicle appraised?

Donation/Gift: The IRS requires an appraisal for any substantial gift to charity or eligible museum, etc.

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Gulf States Appraisals

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Lifelong Auto Enthusiast 

A car guy since birth, Alex started racing go karts at age 8 and was a member of the University of Hartford SAE Autocross team in college. He has managed a successful auto repair shop, worked in both sales and service at dealerships, and has restored and sorted several sports/vintage cars. Alex brings years of automotive knowledge and customer service experience as a Certified Independent Appraiser to Auto Appraisal Network.

Alex is factory trained by Aston Martin, Bentley, Ford/Lincoln and Maserati as a product expert. 

Court Expert Witness

For your legal, divorce and estate settlement needs, Alex functions as a court expert witness and expert technical witness for state courts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.  His qualifications include a background in vehicle dynamics, a Stunt Certification from Bill Huth's Motion Picture Driving Clinic at Willow Springs International Raceway, and an instructor certification from the Motorsport Safety Foundation MSF 1.

He was once a consultant to the Central Crown Rally LLC, a former board member of Met Council of Sports Car Clubs and Minnesota Autosports Club, former Chief Instructor Xtreme Xperience Nola and an instructor at the BIR Performance Driving School. Alex previously held a Minnesota Class D Instructor Certification, and as a former E.V.O.C. instructor, has taught both behind the wheel and in the classroom to first responders, teens, and adults. 

Contact Alex for help with vehicle evaluations, finance appraisals, prior to loss insurance disputes, diminished value claims, pre-purchase inspections, lease inequity claims, auto repair advice and expert witness testimony services.



Gulf States Appraisals in Metairie provides the best auto appraisal reports 

for your late model, custom and collector vehicle valuation needs. 

Alex Awsumb

4405 Jeannette Dr.

Metairie, LA, 70003



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