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Estate Vehicles

Cars & Trucks

JLA Treasures can offer your modern, classic or antique vehicle as part of the estate or moving sale. In the alternative, we can also liquidate modern cars online nationally via the Manheim dealer network (only available to licensed dealers), and offer classic and antique cars through online or regional classic car auctions. Either way, we maximize the net to the client. Call us for more info!

In March of 2024, an estate sale client suggested selling his father’s low-mileage 2016 Honda CR-V to CarMax. Instead, we suggested he leave it with us to sell at the sale. Before the sale, WE took it to CarMax in person and received a written offer of $17,000. We did some minor reconditioning and sold it the first morning of the sale. The NET to the estate AFTER our fee (15%) and out-of-pocket reconditioning expenses was $19,250. An extra $2,250 to the client!

All of these cars were either appraised, or bought and sold for clients, by Gary of JLA Treasures.

Truck & Trailer

Our 2023 Compass 20-ft enclosed car hauling trailer, with an electric winch, which can be used to move client vehicles.

Automobile Appraisals By Gary Matesic

  • Interned at Dart Chevrolet-Cadillac, Greenville, PA, in 1973, working in the sales, parts, new car prep, and service (as a technician) departments

  • Owned a Texas-licensed Independent Automobile Dealership from 1996-2005, under General Distinguishing Number P45782. Evaluated over 10,000 cars and light trucks; bought and sold more than 1,000 of those and others, such as consignments for clients and estates.

  • Authorized dealer auction representative (Manheim and AuctionACCESS), 1996 – present.

  • Testifying expert in Texas and Federal courts since 1999.

  • Represented collector cars on the buy and sell sides at Bonhams, Worldwide, and Mecum auctions.

  • 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 following testimony at a 2016 civil trial in State District Court.

  • Appraised a collection of 18 vintage and late-model collector vehicles owned by a member of a prominent Texas family 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 brought $1.93 million across the block).

  • Appraised a collection of 27 antique, classic and late-model (from model years 1923-2012) cars, trucks and trailers for equitable distribution and sale purposes, December 2021-April 2022.

  • Quoted in a 1983 article on automobile repair together with noted professional IndyCar driver Lyn St. James, by the Houston Chronicle.
  • Was the subject of a 2001 feature business article in the Plano Star Courier.
  • Invited to display at the 1989 Aston Martin Owners Club International Festival, on the lawn at the Quail Lodge, Monterey, CA (in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Concours and the Monterey Historic Car Races)

  • Certified National Show Judge for the Buick Club of America

  • Former Member of the National Corvette Restorers Society (Top Flight awardee)

  • Member of the Red River Triumph Club and the Late Great Chevys of Dallas

  • Former member of the Aston Martin Owners Club International, the Pontiac-Oakland Club International, the Lone Star Performance Buick Club, the Mercedes-Benz Owners Club, the Dallas Mopar Club, and the Lone Star Corvette Club

  • Invited to participate in the inaugural Concours d’Elegance of Texas, May 2012.

  • Invited to display at Back to the Bricks, Flint, MI, August 2015 (one of only 12 special invitees out of nearly 3,000 cars in attendance)

  • Invited to display and enter the 2019 Detroit Autorama (won 2nd place in class)

  • Invited to display at the 2023 Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals (MCACN), Rosemont, IL

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1211 North Plano Road
Richardson, TX 75081
Mail: PO Box 12824, Dallas, TX 75225-0824