Paul Prince - Collector Vehicle Appraisals was founded as a service to the old car hobbyists in Southwestern Ontario.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.
I am Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), I am a certified 65-66 Mustang and late model judge with the Mustang Club of America (MCA), and the Ontario Ministry of Finance has approved me as an independent appraiser.
My first 'old car' was a 1968 Mustang convertible my father and I purchased in 1976. Even though it was only 8 years old it had always been a local car and suffered the effects of rust and hard use. But this was the car that brought me into the hobby.
My current old car is a 1965 Mustang 2+2 I bought in 1991. It was originally from North Carolina. It was discovered in a salvage yard and brought back to life. Even though its early years were hard it survived rust free. I know what it costs to restore an older vehicle. I know the amount of work it takes. I do all of my own work except body and paint. I have replaced engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, brakes, etc. My Mustang has a stroked 289 with roller cam, Cobra intake, Edelbrock aluminum 2.02 o-ringed heads, Cobra oil pan, HiPo underdrive alternator pulley, dual point hipo distributor, Ford roller rockers. The transmission is a TKO 600 heavy duty 5 speed with overdrive connected to a CenterForce heavy duty clutch and Lakewood blow proof bell housing. The Ford 9 inch rear end contains 3.50:1 gears in a nodular iron 4 pinion centre section, an Eaton locker and Versailles slotted and drilled disc brakes. The front brakes are factory Kelsey-Hayes 4 piston discs. The front strut rods are Street or Track adjustables. The spring perches are OpenTracker roller units. The steering is a fast ratio manual box with the Shelby quick steer kit. Great quality parts working together well makes for a fun car.
Click here for pictures of my: Engine, 9 Inch
I also own two old motorcycles. My 1984 Honda V65 Magna 1985 BMW K100RT
My career has been spent at various companies. I spent 5 years working for General Motors and 4 years at Ford Motor Company headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. I had the pleasure of meeting Carroll Shelby at the Dearborn Assembly Plant (DAP) in 2003.