Chicago Auto Appraisers/Classic Auto Appraisals are independent auto appraisal companies that serve Chicago, IL and surrounding areas with an auto inspection facility in Addison, IL. We specialize in late models, exotic and classic automobiles. You can bring your car to us or we can come to you and appraise your vehicle. We appraise vehicles for a wide variety of purposes. We're your source for a confident, accurate car appraisal. We appraise classic and newer automobiles for different purposes including:
  • Diminished value-total loss
  • Vehicle Insurance Value
  • Insurance disputes
  • Lost titles - Bonded titles
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce settlements
  • Donations
  • Early lease termination-returns Vehicles can be extremely valuable. For this reason, it is a good idea to have an appraisal done, especially for diminished value and insurance purposes. You might need a car insurance value if you have been in an accident. Insurance coverage for your vehicle can be difficult if you own a vintage automobile. As a result, we have many companies that we work with to provide you options. We are able to provide appraisal services on late models, exotic and classic automobiles. Trust Chicago Auto Appraisers/Classic Auto Appraisals to come to you and to give you the appraisal you need for your car. For more information, give us a call today.
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    01/12/2019

    1992 LSC

    Tony outstanding, He brought piece of mind to a out of town purchase. Fast ,professional , knowledgeable, if you are purchasing a car anywhere in or near Chicago it would be in your best interest to have Tony give his professional opinion.

    10/24/2014

    Definitely Recommend!!!!

    Tony is great!! He came to my house to look at my car, I didn't even have to leave my house. Insurance company was lowballing me on diminished value, Tony was able to get me an extra 4K!! I would definitely recommend this service, top notch!!

    05/26/2014

    Great service

    Great service they came to my home they were knowledgable extremely happy for the price I will recommend them to all our friends!!!

    04/07/2014

    Cont...

    So far everything is doing well.

    04/07/2014

    Chicago auto apprasials

    I hired this company to for apprasial and I'm still waiting for an end result to determine how I feel about their service. I will be posting another review really soon based on their service.

    12/06/2012

    the best experience and thousands more

    my elderly parents were in a car accident and recieved a settlement offer from their insurance company...the numbers from the car apprasial seemed fishy. I did a random google search and found Tony, and the rest as they say, is history, For a nominal fee I kept the insurance company honest, right? but best of all my parents got a couple extra grand to spend on donuts and frozen dinners. ThankYou Tony for your knowledge and comittment, you are the real deal.

    12/03/2012

    Excellent service and knowledge

    I contacted this company to inspect a car before I bought it and the amount of pictures 66 photos of spots I did not eben know existed hakped me make an informed decision along with the extensive report and data from auto check-car fax, the depth of the paint was measured and I could not ask for any better, you do get what you pay for!

    11/27/2012

    Great short notice assessment for legal matter

    After my first appraiser cancelled at the last minute, I needed to find someone to appraise a car in Chicago for a legal matter that was headed to a hearing within a week. I called Tony at Classic Auto Appraisals and he told me he could do the job in the short amount of time I requested--and then he ended up getting it done early! It was a huge relief to have this important task in capable hands. His price was reasonable and his work product was excellent, and even the judge remarked at the thoroughness and detail of the written appraisal and 101 accompanying photos. I would highly recommend Tony to anyone who needs an appraisal for any reason.

    11/27/2012

    On the mark! Outstanding first rate service and follow through to the end

    I had a car that was hit and repaired, the party that did the damage refused to do the right thing, Anthony Frer and his inspectors, through first rate service including reports and verifiable sales and actual data were able to help me get $4200.00 that I would still be trying without there help! I would uses them in an instant again, you do not find many people like this anymore

    10/15/2012

    KEEP AWAY NOT WORTH IT KEEP AWAY

    WHEN I SHOWED UP FOR THE APRAISAL IT WAS DONE IN A PARKING LOT.THE PERSON INSPECTING THE CAR DIDN'T EVEN HAVE RAGS TO WIPE DOWN THE GREASE COVERING THE MOTOR SERIAL NUMBERS. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MY FIRST CLUE. AFTER A WEEK OF NOT GETING THE APRAISAL RESULTS TONY KEEPT GIVING ME THE RUN AROUND. HE SAID I WILL E- MAIL YOU THE RESULTS TODAY AND NEVER DID. THEN HE SAID I DONT HAVE THE RIGHT E-MAIL.IT WENT LIKE THIS FOR OVER TWO WEEKS.ONLY AFTER I THREATEND TO SUE . THE NEXT DAY I GOT THE APRAISAL AND IT WAS THE SAME AS WHAT THE INSURANCE WOULD PAY IN CASE OF A TOTAL LOSS.KEEP IN MIND THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY OFFERED THE SAME WITH OUT AN INSPECTION.USUALLY THE INSURANCE COMPANY LOW BALLS YOUR CAR VALUE. I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ANY ONE WANTINGTO APRAISE A CAR GO ELSE WERE AND LOOK FOR A MORE PROFESIONAL COMPANY

    08/28/2012

    Not worth it

    Tony is nice but his appraisal came back with a result of $3,247.50. I got only got back $500 from the insurance company. Far from the result. And take away the $350 it cost to get the appraisal done, I come out with only $150!!! It was not worth all the hassle. The insurance company originally offered me only $150 so I basically argued with the insurance company for months to make money for Tony. Tony told me he would not go through with a appraisal if I would not at least get back 3x the appraisal fee. If your car has not lost at least over $5K value, don't even bother with getting a appraisal. And the best way to figure this out is with Kelly blue book online and getting a free offer to buy from Carmax. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE!Renee

    06/21/2012

    Mustang Appraisal

    I contacted Tony to assist me with appraisal for an out-of-state purchase of a vintage Mustang. Tony and his staff were quick, efficient, and professional. I highly recommend them.

    06/21/2012

    1999 Corvette, TOP NOTCH SERVICE

    I needed a last minute appraisal to get approval for financing. Not only were they willing to help, but Anthony went above and beyond to set up the apraisal after normal operating hours. Soon thereafter, the appraisal was done the next day and came back with the report written up shortly after. I can't tell you how greatful I am for their quick turnaround and easy to work with service. They have a great operation there, and would recommend them to anyone. I can't say enough nice things about this experience. A+

    06/01/2012

    1963 Buick Riviera Appraisal

    Had Classic Auto Appraisals do an appraisal for my recently restored 1963 Buick Riviera. Tony was a pleasure to work with and his associate Rick was professional, courteous and very throrough. They were on site for an appraisal within 24 hours. I would highly recommend them and I would use them again in a heartbeat!

    01/31/2012

    FIVE STAR COMPANY

    I would reccomend this company tenfold. I was being pushed around by my insurance company, kind of like a "take it or leave it" situation. This company acted quick, got bonified solid sales (Comps), went back to the insurance company, and got me an additional 30%, plus sales tax that the insurance company failed to offer. They were very friendly, professional, and quick. This is a grade A company.

    04/30/2011

    Two thumbs up!!

    My 2004 X5 was totaled. My insurance company (Progressive) was really picky on the valuation. I think their offer is unfair. So I attained Classic Auto Appraisals as independent appraiser on my part. Anthony Frer from Classic Auto Appraisals contacted me and explained the arbitration process and possible cost in details. Anthony Frer is the owner and he has 25 years experience. I think experience values a lot in this business so I decided to proceed. Their appraiser Mike came and pretty much checked every inch of my vehicle. I think this is good because when it came down to the negotiation with Progressive's appraiser, it's better to know everything about the vehicle. Compared to Anthony, Progressive's appraiser doesn't seem to be very experienced. We gained the advantage. Although Progressive tried to get away with the unfair offer, in the end, they agreed to pay me $2600+ more. I am very happy with the new valuation and the decision I made to attain Anthony Frer as ap

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    Diminished Value & Insurance Dispute Specialists.

    Hours
    Regular Hours
    Mon - Fri:
    Sat:
    Sun:
    Services/Products
    • Commercial Appraisers
    • Industrial Appraisers
    • Insurance Appraisals
    Payment method
    amex, debit, discover, paypal, cash, check, master card, visa
    Neighborhoods
    Central Chicago, River North, Near North Side
    Accreditation

    International Automotive Appraisers Association

    u2022Auto Mediators Association

    u2022N.A.D.A. Classic Car Guide Advisory Board Member

    Categories
    Appraisers, Auto Appraisers