About Me

my valuation experience

Classic Motorcycle Valuations is owned by John Glynn. Active in the UK motor trade for more than thirty years and a professional valuer for the majority of that time, I value hundreds of vehicles every year. My valuation experience includes:

  • Ten years as Classic Car and Consumer Car & Motorcycle Editor for Glass’s Guide: the UK motor trade’s price ‘bible’
  • Assistant Editor on Glass’s Guide to Motorcycle Values
  • Creator of the original ‘We Buy Any Car’ online valuations dataset
  • Creator of Motorcycle Part Exchange Values: as seen on motorcycle manufacturer websites
  • Experienced expert witness in court, working for insurers, solicitors, Trading Standards and private clients
  • Professional freelance journalist for over ten years
  • An acknowledged motor trade expert journalist, writing for Autocar, Top Gear, MSN Cars etc
  • Author of countless magazine ‘Buyers Guides’
  • Five years in professional retail and fleet car purchasing
  • Over twenty years in car auction purchase and disposal
  • Trade financial services background with UK banks

My motorcycling history includes:

  • Motorcyclist and classic bike enthusiast for over twenty years
  • Experienced bike buyer and restorer
  • Extensive motorcycle library/archive
  • A personal collection/investment portfolio including many classic motorcycles and interesting police motorcycles

“…it may appear that excellence is simply the result of practicing daily for years or even decades. However, not all practice makes perfect. You need a particular kind of practice – deliberate practice – to develop expertise.”

– The Making of an Expert: Harvard Business Review