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Over 6,000

Classic Car Appraisals

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Dennis Mitosinka's Classic Cars & Appraisal Service. 

 Dennis is an expert on every brand.

No Substitute for Experience

Luxury, classic & exotic cars require expert appraisers who truly know the market and the marque.

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Why might classic car appraisals be necessary?

A car appraisal can be necessary for many reasons. By choosing Dennis Mitosinka's Classic Cars & Appraisal Service, you are trusting our experience of appraising cars: over 50 years of appraising and over 6,000 vehicles appraised. Classic car appraisals can help you properly estimate your net worth, settle estates, ensure proper insurance coverage, and of course, help you get a great price if you’re buying or selling a car. We specialize in rare, exotic, and antique cars, providing decades of knowledge and expertise that you simply won’t get from an insurance company. We also offer car appraisals for newer model vehicles. Whether you’re looking to sell your car or have been in an accident and need an idea of the diminished value of your vehicle, we will give you a professional and accurate appraisal. Call now for a free estimate! 

Do I need a classic car appraisal if I’m donating my car? 

There are many reasons you might be donating your car. Maybe you have a beautiful old classic car that you want a museum to have, or you might just be donating your car to a charity or a non-profit in need of a car. Regardless of why you’re donating your vehicle, it’s a great thing! However, before you donate, you definitely want to make sure you have a legitimate classic car appraisal. By doing so, you can ensure that you get the proper tax deductions for your donation. 


Why should I get classic car appraisals from a third-party appraiser? 

When you’re looking to have your car appraised, it’s crucial that you choose an appraiser who is knowledgeable of your specific vehicle. Here at Dennis Mitosinka's Classic Cars & Appraisal Service, we have been appraising all kinds of cars, from exotic, rare, classic cars all the way up to the newer American models, for years. We have a thorough working knowledge of every car on the market and are experts on every brand. We cover Buicks, Chevrolets, and Fiats, as well as Maseratis, Teslas, and more. When dealing with your assets like your car, you want a team who knows the specifics of depreciation, diminished value, industry standards, and everything in between. No matter if your car is an old American classic or a foreign high-end luxury vehicle, we have 50 years of experience to give you an accurate modern or classic car appraisal. 


Do you only offer classic car appraisals?

Dennis Mitosinka's Classic Cars & Appraisal Service offers classic car appraisals, but we also provide appraisals for other vehicles, including more recent models of all makes and motorcycles as well. From Alfa Romeo to Zimmer and everything else in between, we can accurately and professionally appraise it all. Call now for a free estimate to see what we can do for you! 


What insurance companies accept your classic car appraisals? 

Over the years, we have provided trusted classic car appraisals as well as appraisals for more recent makes and models to dozens and dozens of insurance companies. Everyone from Allstate to the District Attorney of Santa Barbara and all the way to Disney Studios trusts our services and judgment. If you get into an accident and need to make a claim, you are making a wise financial choice by hiring us to do your car appraisal. Because we have particular interest in classic car appraisals, and our service spans 50 years, we have the experience necessary to give you the most accurate appraisal possible. Dennis Mitosinka's Classic Cars & Appraisal Service is hailed as the authority on classic car appraisals, and insurance companies trust us to give them a price that is right on target. 


Can a classic car appraisal lower the cost of my insurance? 

If you have been paying the same on your insurance for years, it’s time to get an appraisal. An accurate appraisal can potentially save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in insurance every year. Allow us to take a look at your car and determine its true value. You can then discuss with your insurance agent and see if your rates can be lowered if your car’s value is different than what they have on their books. Call now to get a free estimate and start saving money today!


Can you determine the diminished value of my vehicle with a classic car appraisal?

If your car has been in an accident, whether it’s 30 years old or you just drove it off the lot, it has a diminished value. Diminished value is the perceived loss in value of your car after it has been in an accident. Even if it’s been repaired and seems to be as good as new, its damage history tells you otherwise, and its resale value will be lower than if it had not been in an accident in the first place. Though this isn’t ideal, knowing the true diminished value will be helpful to you if you choose to file an insurance claim. Many times, car owners file a diminished value insurance claim in which they request an amount of money to compensate them for the difference between their car’s value prior to the accident and its new value after repairs have been made. This is an often-overlooked way to get the money you deserve for your car. Call now to get an appraisal from our experts. We’ll help you get the information you need for your insurance company to provide fair compensation for your vehicle.


Why do I need a classic car appraisal to determine my car’s value?

The saying goes that your car loses value as soon as you drive it off the lot. However, with luxury and classic cars, they are more likely to retain their value, even over time. With so many factors contributing to depreciation rates, it’s difficult to know what your car is actually worth. By getting a classic car appraisal from us, you can know for sure how much value your vehicle has retained over the years. We take into account things like the make and model, of course, but we also consider supply and demand, historical significance, car industry trends, and more to make sure both your classic and modern cars are accurately appraised. 

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