Classic cars are reserved for the people with the highest taste in
They represent class, luxury, and style. If you are moving far away and want to bring your baby with
you, it is crucial to
do it properly. Here is everything you need to know about classic vehicle transportation!
If you are shipping your classic car overseas
it all comes down to picking the most suitable option. You can choose between comfort and safety.
Furthermore, you also need to think about how
much you are willing to pay to have your classic vehicle transported.
The two options you have are:
The more economical option, open transport, is for those who want to pay less. Your vehicle is loaded
onto an open trailer and secured in place. Sometimes a tarp can be arranged to be placed on top of
However, even with the tarp, the vehicle is still susceptible to damage. Harsher weather might cause issues during transport. Another thing to consider is that your car is secured alongside other vehicles. Usually, nothing terrible happens, but this option is definitely less secure.
If you don't mind spending some extra money to ensure more safety, you should go with closed
transport. You get an enclosed trailer just for your car. The shipping company loads your vehicle
inside, secures it, and locks the trailer.
Another closed transport option, mostly for import, is to use large steel containers. They work in the same manner as trailers. These containers are also locked with your car inside and loaded onto a ship.
If you have to choose between the two, here are a few things to consider:
All carriers have instructions for shipping cars. Make sure you are familiar with them. There might
limitations on what you can leave inside the car or the amount of fuel in the tank. Clean your car
do a thorough inspection before they load it onto the trailer. It is good practice to take pictures
the car so that you have proof of the condition before shipping. If the car gets damaged during
transport, you can use the photos to your advantage.
It is also a good idea to get classic car insurance with an agreed value policy. When the insurance specialist comes to inspect the vehicle, let them know about any restorations or modifications that increase the vehicle's value. Once you insure it this way, you will get the full amount paid in case something happens. Regular classic car insurance only covers negligence.
Know the terms of your contract with the transport company inside out. Ask about the preparation
instructions and drop-off conditions if you're not meeting your car at the destination. Better
provide the option of tracking your vehicle in real time. This is a valuable option to have, not
for you but also for the receiving party. So, if you hire a towing service on the end destination,
option of tracking will be even more important.
Another thing to check is what happens if there is a problem with the transport. You need to document all the issues and reach out to the collector car transport carrier. It is crucial to be proactive. There are too many horror stories about shipping cars overseas, and you don't want to become a part of them.
We hope that this guide helped you to understand the process. In the end, the most important part is to ship your vehicle safely. If you have to pay a little extra, so be it. But you at least won't lose sleep over it, knowing that your precious classic vehicle is in safe hands!