Welcome to Vintage Auto Appraisal. My name is Johnny Baumann and I’m the owner and Master Appraiser for Vintage Auto Appraisal. I have been an avid car crazed nut since age 13. I had my first car crush when my Dad’s friend pulled into our driveway with a shiny new Java Green 1974 Triumph TR6. From that moment on I was hooked. I purchased my first classic car at age 15, a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible. Since then I have owned, sold, suffered and romanced over 160 cars, and I haven’t looked back. I always tell people it’s not the cars or trucks it’s the stories and people behind them. I love all kinds of cars, but I lean more towards classics from the 30’s and 40’s, Triumphs, Old Crusty VW’s and Benz’s. However, I enjoy all kinds of vehicles of various years. I have spent the last 40 years in the Auto Parts Industry but also spent 25 plus years as a classic car appraiser in Port Jefferson Long Island, New York, Nationwide and in Carlisle Pa. (home of the famous Carlisle Fairgrounds) where I am a long time vendor.
During my time as an appraiser I traveled across the U.S. appraising wonderful cars and meeting incredible people. I spent time working as one of the Head Agents on the “Harold Le May” collection, one of the world’s largest collections with 3,100 plus classic vehicles. In addition I have also worked on the Lincoln Highway 75th anniversary tour and had the honor to do the first leg across the U.S. as well as going to 100’s of collectible car auctions. On the weekends you can find me working an Ole Rusty VW Bug or some other Relic
Through it all I still say “It’s always about the people and the stories along the way”. So the main purpose of Vintage Auto Appraisal is to supply you with a high quality appraisal at the best price. We understand at Vintage Auto Appraisal that you need appraisal work for many reasons. We also understand that our old relics in most cases are a labor of love. Almost every vintage vehicle has a story to tell and we want to hear that story. At Vintage Auto Appraisal we always say it’s “About great old cars, the people and the stories along life’s highway”. You are invited to contact Vintage Auto Appraisal anytime for your vehicle value and appraisal questions and needs…
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