WARREN, NJ — A free mobile application that can help take the guesswork out of buying and selling collector cars by searching an extensive database of sales histories and online markets is now available for BlackBerry devices. The Classic Car Guide, created by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, provides real-time data about collector vehicle values that can help both buyers and sellers make informed decisions.
The app was made available earlier this year for the iPad, iPhone and Android-based phones.
Powered by Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market’s database of over 100,000 auction results, the application provides accurate, up-to-date sales information for domestic and foreign collector cars. Users can search the collector car transaction data by vehicle identification number (VIN) or by make, model and year to help determine a fair current market price and to obtain insurance quotes. Photos of vehicles sold, plus 20 years’ worth of reference articles on specific makes and models from Sports Car Market Magazine are also available through the application. In addition, users can search for classic and collectible vehicles currently listed for sale on eBay and Craigslist.
“Since Chubb created the Classic Car Guide, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The app has been downloaded more than 13,000 times, and we expect more car enthusiasts to take advantage of this free one-of-a-kind app now that it is available for BlackBerry devices,” said Jim Fiske, U.S. marketing manager for Chubb Personal Insurance.
In addition to helping car enthusiasts make informed decisions about buying collector cars, the Classic Car Guide app can also help them quickly determine how much it would cost to insure those cars.
Classic Car Guide for iPad and Classic Car Guide for iPhone are available through the iTunes App Store. The app is available for Android-based smart phones on the Android Market. The BlackBerry version is available at BlackBerry App World.
To download the Classic Car Guide app or learn more about Chubb’s classic car insurance, visitwww.chubbcollectorcar.com. Click here to watch an online video of Keith Martin demonstrating the Classic Car Guide app.
The member insurers of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies form a multi-billion dollar organization providing property and casualty insurance for personal and commercial customers worldwide through 8,500 independent agents and brokers. Chubb’s global network includes branches and affiliates in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Chubb is a worldwide leader in insuring fine homes, automobiles, yachts, antiques, classic cars and other collectibles, and personal liability.