Exotic Car Shipping Rates | A-1 Auto Transport
Like any other vehicle transport service, there are many things that go into determining the cost of shipping an exotic car. Some of the cost factors, such as shipping distance, remain fairly constant regardless of the type of vehicle being shipped. With an exotic car, however, there are other recommended steps that affect the total cost; for example using an enclosed carrier (recommended for any high end, luxury, or exotic car) raises the cost above the level you might be quoted for an open air carrier.
To get an accurate price quote for shipping an exotic car, there is some basic information required. Most commonly, this is information such as current location, shipping destination, the make and model of the vehicle, and most importantly, the method of transport. In terms of shipping method, there are two main services that exotic owners tend to prefer: enclosed transport and door-to-door shipping. With an enclosed carrier, the vehicle is protected throughout the delivery process, both physically as well as visually. Door-to-door simply means the car is picked up from a specific location and delivered to another, as opposed to being shipped between delivery terminals where the owner must deliver and pick up the car themselves.
Common Shipping Services Listed and Explained
- Open Air Shipping - Open air shipping is the least costly method of transport. This is an open air service best for shorter shipping distances and the delivery of multiple vehicles. If you ship your car with this method, make sure it is free of all clutter. Only leave the floor mats, a car jack and a spare tire inside. Unlike the enclosed shipping method, which we recommend for exotics, open air carriers leave the car exposed during the delivery process.
- Enclosed Shipping - Enclosed car transport
this serviceoffers more security than any other services. Your vehicle is protected from the outdoors behind the four walls of the transport carrier or shipping container and it is not visible to other drivers or passers by on the road.
- Door to Door Delivery - if you’re looking for the most convenient shipping service available, door-to-door transport may be for you. Rather than retrieving the vehicle from a shipping yard or terminal, it gets delivered directly to your door, eliminating any unnecessary driving and more importantly, miles on the vehicle.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.