Classic Car Appraisal Services in Cuyama, California
If you are like us, you love your car. You have probably spent countless hours and dollars making it everything you have always dreamed of. We, like you, enjoy being around car people, and more importantly cars themselves.
Although car people love to spend time and money on their cars, they all too often forget to properly value their car for insurance purposes. Dollar after dollar goes in, but never gets properly documented so that if a catastrophic event strikes, the real cost of putting the car back together gets paid by the insurance company. As collector car owners ourselves, we understand the importance of our product first hand. Fill out the form on the right to get started on your on-site Cuyama car appraisal.
Facts about Cuyama
Cuyama (Chumash: Kuyam, "To Rest, To Wait") is a census-designated place in Santa Barbara County. California. It is located in the Cuyama Valley, near the Carrizo Plain. The Cuyama River runs adjacent to the town, flowing west towards the Pacific Ocean. Cuyama is surrounded by many apricot, peach, and plum orchards. The ZIP Code is 93254, and the community is inside area code 805. The population was 57 at the 2010 census. The name "Cuyama" comes from an Indian village named for the Chumash word kuyam, meaning "clam" or "freshwater mollusk".
Cuyama is located on California State Route 166 2.5 miles east of its much larger neighbor New Cuyama.
South of the town is the Sierra Madre mountain range, most of which is included in the Los Padres National Forest. Considerable oil and gas development has taken place at the South Cuyama Oil Field in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, just south of Cuyama and adjacent New Cuyama. In July 2005, 52,000 acres in Los Padres National Forest, mostly in the region immediately south of Cuyama, was opened up to further development by the National Forest Service.
Rancho Cuyama, which consisted of 22,200 acres, was granted to Jose Maria Rojo in 1843. In 1943 Richfield Oil Company started oil exploration in the area, followed by the Norris Oil company five years later. In 1952 Atlantic Richfield established New Cuyama four miles East of Cuyama to house its employees.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.5 square miles, 99.04% of it land, and 0.96% of it water.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cuyama has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps