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About Us

Benchmark Auto Appraisers have been in business for many years. We conduct certified appraisals for Cars, Trucks, Boats, Rvs, Motorcycles and Heavy Equipment. We are a member of the Bureau Of Certified Auto Appraisers. We offer appraisal services in 48 states with prompt turnaround and accurate as well as effective certified appraisals to assist you with insurance damage claims, IRS, divorce, probate and estate settlements. Our clients include curators and museums such as Walter P. Chrysler Museum, The Sloan Museum and The Lingenfelter Motorsports Collection. We also offer Expert Witness Testimony in court cases.

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84 Simon St • Buffalo, NY 14207

President Founder and President

President Founder and President of Benchmark Auto Appraisers, (BAA) a company providing comprehensive appraisals of all types of automobiles, including antique, classic, commercial valuations of special interest automobiles, for many years. BAA is a valuation appraisal company in the United States He has diverse expertise about a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles from early 1900’s to today.

Market Value Research

Market Value Research for Benchmark Auto Appraisals includes investigation of current market activity, sales, trends, comparable value analysis, and diminished value due to accident damage. Benchmark Auto Appraisal service determines the fair market value for insurance matters, gift requirements, estate and financial matters and for consumers prior to automobile purchase or resale.

Market and Auctions

BAA attends auctions to gather current market value and sales information. BAA has unlimited resources to personal automotive research libraries on automobiles dating from 1900. Appraised over 3000 units and purchased over 2000 vehicles and attend hundreds of auto auctions including ADESA, R&M Classic Auctions Manheim, and Barrett Jackson Auctions.


Clients include individuals, recognized lenders, major insurers, United States government agencies and national corporations including prominent retailers, Auto Body Repair Shops and Auto Dealerships.

Expert Witness Testimony & Umpire Services

Expert witness testimony & umpire services provided for insurance claims and settlements including diminution of value, and divorce settlements. He has been deposed, and has testified and is recognized as an automobile value expert in Courts.


Experience over 42 years since (1977) of experience in the automobile business, including employment with new car dealerships of the following manufacturers: AMC, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Lincoln Mercury, Toyota, Ford, Subaru. While with these companies, he held positions as general manager and sales manager of both new and used car sales. He appraised thousands of trade-ins during that time. Previous New York State Licensed bonded Dealer, Founder and President of several Auto Dealerships, Founder and President of Auto Body Repair Facilities, Founder President of Muffler and Brake Service Centers. Specialist in appraisal, purchasing and sales of antique and collectible autos, Motor Cycles and auto related personal property.

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