Classic Car Transport
When it comes to transporting a classic car there is a lot that rides on exactly what kind of classic car you are looking to ship. Most people, when searching for classic car transport services, are looking for someone who can transport something very valuable or hard-to-find, a car that you don’t see on the road every day, one that needs some special care and attention. But then there are those that need to ship a classic car that isn’t running or that needs some real work - project cars, if you will. In this article we’ll discuss the nuances of each and what you can expect when it comes to classic car transport for your specific vehicle.
If you’re looking to transport an expensive classic car - say it’s been restored or just kept in great shape - you want to make sure that you retain as much of that value as possible when you transport it. Therefore, most of the time you’ll want to ship it enclosed, to protect it from the hazards of the road that other cars are subjected to while they are shipped on an open carrier. This includes errant rocks or debris or anything that can leave a scratch, ding or dent in your precious car. Enclosed transportation makes sure that your car stays in an enclosed container, safe from all those harmful possibilities - and they also make sure that the value stays high on your car. Enclosed transportation usually runs about 35% more than open transport on the same route, so be sure to talk to your representative if you’re interested in shipping via an enclosed auto transport carrier.
For those of you shipping a project car, chances are you don’t need enclosed shipping services because your car, right now, isn’t that valuable. Classic car transport services for project cars are usually provided by open car transport carriers, because really if you’re looking to fix up a classic car what’s an errant rock or two going to do to the value? Most of the time project cars don’t run, and if yours does that’s great - but if it doesn’t, you need to make sure that you let your auto transport company know as soon as you speak to them about the car. Non-running vehicles require a special winch to be loaded and unloaded from the carrier, and there are a lot of trucks out there that don’t have a winch. Make sure you let your shipper know your vehicle doesn’t run to avoid delays and possible booking with the wrong carrier.