Hundreds of thousands of car collectors have made the pilgrimage to Monterey to watch thousands of cars worth over $160m cross the block. The smart collectors will be using the new Classic Car Guide application from Sports Car Market and Chubb Collector Car Insurance.A free mobile application that takes the guesswork out of buying and selling collector cars is now available for Blackberry, as well as Android-based phones, iPhones and iPads. The Classic Car Guide provides real-time data about collector vehicle values that can help both buyers and sellers make informed decisions. It’s like having a collector car Wikipedia at your fingertips.

Powered by Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market 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 as the auction season heats up,” said Jim Fiske, U.S. marketing manager and vice president for Chubb Personal Insurance. “This app really levels the playing field for those just entering the hobby.”

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 and the Blackberry through Blackberry App World.

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