Classic cars and older vintage cars are relics that chronicle automotive history. Their value cannot be overstated. Not only are vintage, antique and classic cars a way to feel tangible connections to automotive engineering when it was in its infancy, but they still give us unsurpassed pleasure as we drive and enjoy them today.
Of course, if others are to enjoy these treasures, they must be shared. Often, sharing classic cars requires shipping them to and from car shows and competitions all over the country. To protect your classic or collector car from any damage, it makes sense to use specialty car transport services like the ones we offer at Ship a Car Direct.
Transporting a classic or vintage car is always a potentially risky and troublesome undertaking. If you are new at this, and do not personally know a classic car transporter, make sure you choose a company that has experience shipping classic cars safely.
First, do not just randomly pick a trucking company off the internet to safely store and transport your car. Ship a Car Direct is experienced in arranging shipping for valuable pieces of automotive history like your classic car.
Also, be sure you know what you’re getting into and what kind of protection is offered. Some things to consider include:
Enclosed -- Make sure the transporter uses completely sealed trailers. Dirt and debris constantly fly up off the road surface. Your classic car’s exterior must be protected from the damage this can cause, which is why an enclosed car carrier is the universal choice of classic car enthusiasts.
Insured -- The hauler you choose must be bonded and insured against damage and loss. Inquire as to the coverage amounts and any unusual contingencies of their coverage.
Experience -- Nothing can be as reassuring as extensive experience when it comes to doing this important job. Experienced car shipping companies have a huge advantage that new transporters just cannot match. They know all the ways of making your precious cargo safe and secure.
Assurance -- If you are not absolutely comfortable with any detail the carrier shares, do not use them. Anything other than complete assurance from your hauler is simply not sufficient. For this reason, we take the time to discuss all aspects of shipping a vintage car so that you know what to expect and enjoy better peace of mind.
Take these essential measures before shipping your car:
You want to know every detail of the car’s overall condition first hand so you can be sure the vehicle was not damaged during transport.
Be there to meet the car upon its arrival, watch the unloading and inspect it immediately, in the presence of witnesses, as it is rolled off the hauler. Make note of any damages you see and bring them to the hauler’s attention right then and document them. Do not wait for hours or even days later to broach any damages.
Follow the steps above to enjoy sharing your automotive “time capsule” with all those who share the enjoyment that classic and vintage cars give. And when you’re ready to send your classic car to its next car show, contact us for a quote on car shipping that respects and protects your investment!