Vehicle Inspection and Appraisal Services


We are please to announce New York AutoFest’s collaboration with Vintage Auto Appraisal of Port Jefferson , NY and Carlisle, PA. Our good friend Carlisle Johnny will treat you right. SPECIAL DISCOUNT for New York AutoFest followers. Mention code 6926 or New York AutoFest for a special discount.

Are you buying or selling a classic or collector car? Do you need an appraisal for insurance purposes? Considering that Hot Rod or Classic you've always wanted, or selling one to make room for a new toy? Then you'll need Carlisle Johnny and Vintage Auto Appraisal to thoroughly inspect the vehicle and give you a thorough report so you or your buyer can make an educated decision.

If you're considering the purchase of a vehicle you need us to un-emotionally give it a thorough inspection. Once you have our inspection report you'll be able to make a qualified decision as to whether to go ahead with the purchase or pass. Our inspection report will be the ammunition you need to make an intelligent decision and arrive at a fair purchase price with the seller.

If you're selling a vehicle a good inspection report from our qualified staff will help you sell your vehicle quicker and with less hassle. Giving a copy of our report to your buyer will assure him that the vehicle is as you described it and help you to arrive at a better sale price.

So why not give us a call today at 631-346-7014 (don’t forget to mention code 6926 or New York AutoFest for your special discount) or email us and set up an appointment. Our prices are quite reasonable and we will work on your schedule.

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 35 years in the Auto Parts Industry but also spent 25 plus years as a classic car appraiser 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 appraisers 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 on my Volkswagen Beetle named “Otto” 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 and 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

Thank you from Johnny B, “The Car Whisperer”


Some of our background and qualifications..

..Over 30 years experience in the auto parts industry. Specialist in European vehicles and Weber Carburetors. Expert in automotive parts and operating systems.

..ASE-Automotive Service Excellence certified in automotive parts and operating systems. New York State ID#KS7JVOQM5BAUM

..Owned and restored over 160 collectible vehicles ..Expert in antique and classic vehicle history

..Member AACA-Antique Automobile Club of America

..Member Long Island Triumph Association

..Member National Packard Club

..Member Mercedes Benz Club of America

..Member Lincoln Highway Association

..Member Independent Automobile Appraisers Network

..Certified by AAG-Auto Appraisal Group as vehicle value expert and vehicle appraiser

..Co-Head appraiser for the world famous Harold Le May estate. Featuring over 3100 collectible vehicles

..Co-Head appraiser for The Lane Auto Museum collection

..Appraiser for Carlisle Events Giveaway cars 1998-2005

..Carlisle Events and Car Show vendor and sponsor since 1988

..Logged over 1500 hours in gathering Diminished Value data at nationwide vehicle auctions. This data used in class action lawsuits against major insurance companies as agent of AAG-Auto Appraisal Group

..Co-chaired over 100 vehicle value seminars at nationwide events such as Carlisle Events, Barrett Jackson auctions and AACA national conference

..Creator, author and website designer of popular website Vintage Auto Appraisal and blog “On The Road With Johnny B” 

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