Shipping of Classic Cars During Movements
When you discuss with any car shipping company then the first questions that they may ask is whether your vehicle is in running condition or not. In case your vehicle is not in running condition then they will like to know whether it can be rolled or whether its brake works, etc.
For any inoperable classic car shipping, there will be special arrangements provided by Ship A Car, Inc. and for that, you may have to pay a little extra money so that you can send your classic cars safely.
The following are a few classic models of cars that quite a few people may have, which is a prized possession for them, and hence during their transportation extreme care will be needed by the shipping companies.
- Acura NSX
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5
- 1972 BMW CSL
- Austin-Healey 3000
- 1959 British Motor Corporation Mini
- 1938 Bugatti Atlantic Type 57
- Chevrolet Camaro
- 1970 De Tomaso Pantera
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
- 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS
- Cizeta-Moroder V16T
- 1991 Dodge Viper
- Datsun 240Z
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
- Fiat 124 Spider
- Ferrari 308 GTS
- 1908 Ford Model T
- 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
- 1971 Ford Thunderbird
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type
- 1989 Jaguar XJS
- 1966 Lamborghini Miura
- 1948 Land Rover
- McLaren F1
- 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
- 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
- Porsche 356
- 1963 Porsche 911
- 1949 Rolls-Royce Dawn
- Shelby GT350
- 1938 Volkswagen Beetle
- Vintage Jeep
- Volvo P1800
If the classic car cannot roll and steer
In case, your classic car is in this condition, then it is almost immovable. Then any open or enclosed type of carriers will most likely not be able to provide necessary equipment for transporting your classic cat.
In such a case, you will need to fix your vehicle or prefer to transport it with a certain flatbed/tow truck company. They will provide necessary winches that can easily drag your car up on their ramp and then onto the trailers. This will prevent creating any damage to your classic vehicle.
How to ship a classic car?
As it is not possible to drive any non-running classic cars onto any car carrier, so the driver has to be skilled and make use of some other high-end means for loading it. The following are 2 options for shipping your classic car:
- Enclosed auto transport: Here your car can be loaded by using a certain lift gate as it can limit your classic car’s movement during the loading. Although there are a few minor chances to get damaged, however, a lift gate can prevent any more damage to your non-working vehicle.
This method can protect your classic car from any dirt, dust, and outside weather.
- Open auto transport: Here the carrier company will use a winch for loading your car. Winches are available in various types. The loader will use a chain for pulling the car on the carrier.
For any expensive classic cars, this type of loading may not be too safe. Therefore, it is very important to remember that as it is fully an open transportation method, your car will not remain protected against adverse weather and dust and dirt.