Classic & Antique Cars

When it comes to shipping an older car, most of our customers opt for enclosed auto transport since it offers the most protection, smoothest transport, and the security of a fully protected auto moving experience. Get classic car transport quotes with the click of a button using our online quote calculator! Have questions about moving a vintage, antique or classic car? Call us today at 1-855-545-8411!

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Classic & Antique Cars
Classic & Antique Cars

When it comes to shipping an older car, most of our customers opt for enclosed auto transport since it offers the most protection, smoothest transport, and the security of a fully protected auto moving experience.

Shipping a classic car safely and efficiently is not a particularly complicated process, but there are a few things you should know going in. There are probably also a few things you may have questions about, which is why we decided to put together this list of the commonly asked questions when shipping a classic, antique, or vintage vehicle. For the most part, it’s not much different shipping a classic car than it is for any other type of vehicle, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind which we will cover in the paragraphs below.

Since classic cars do require some extra attention to detail when transporting them, there are some recommended best practices in place that most shippers will advocate. As far as our services are concerned, we always advise owners of classic cars to ship using an enclosed carrier, which offers the safest and quickest method of delivery. Additionally, we suggest having classic vehicles shipped using door to door transport, which means the car is shipped directly to your home or a specific address of your choosing.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Classic Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
New York, NY to Boston, MA$540216 mi2-4 days
Dallas, TX to Memphis, TN$960463 mi2-4 days
Denver, CO to Dallas, TX$1280805 mi3-5 days
Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO$11501017 mi4-6 days
Denver, CO to Columbus, OH$15301271 mi4-6 days
Phoenix, AZ to Memphis, TN$14901430 mi4-6 days
Detroit, MI to Las Vegas, NV$12391999 mi5-7 days
New York, NY to Phoenix, AZ$16702421 mi7-9 days
Seattle, WA to Memphis, TN$20002303 mi6-8 days
Miami, FL to Seattle, WA$20303320 mi7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

*Price examples are for enclosed transport from door to door.

Shipping A Classic Car With A-1 Auto Transport

We use only the most modern enclosed auto carriers for transporting classic cars, whether it’s for an auto show, private collectors of vintage autos, or a museum that needs a classic shipped. Our efficient matrix of delivery routes operates across all 50 states with the care, experience and professionalism expected of classic car owners, buyers and sellers. Here’s what you can expect when you hire A-1 Auto Transport to move your antique, vintage, muscle or classic car:

  • Fully enclosed transport for older model cars
  • A trusted company with 25 years experience
  • Shift-resistant transport carriers
  • Air-cushioned suspension
  • GPS order tracking
  • Excellent customer service
  • Insurance coverage included in every quote
  • Classic car shipping to all 50 states
  • Door to door delivery service
  • Free quotes and discounts for first time shippers
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Nationwide Classic Car Auto Transport Company Directory

Passport Transport: Passport Transport has been in business for more than 40 years, moving antique and vintage automobiles to all 48 states in the contiguous U.S. They use only fully enclosed auto carriers and specialize in door to door delivery of classic cars.

145 Evergreen Pkwy Lebanon, MO 65536 (417) 532-5600

Horseless Carriage Carriers

Located in New Jersey, Horseless Carriage ships classic and collector autos nationwide. They specialize in enclosed transport, which offers the maximum protection for a vehicle during transport. Storage terminals are also available.

61 Iowa Ave. Patterson, NJ 07503 (973) 742-2692

Enclosed Vehicle Transport Inc.

Transporting classic cars and motorcycles, Enclosed Vehicle Transport Inc. has door to door delivery service to the lower 48 states. They offer cargo and liability insurance, and use fully enclosed, non-stacking car shipping trailers.

45 Station Rd. Glen Mills, PA 19342 (888) 827-6799

Resources For Classic Car Shipping

  • Restoration Tips - Articles and advice on repairing, restoring and detailing older cars from Hemmings. A great resource for casual hobbyists and collectors alike!
  • Classic Car Clubs & Organizations – An extensive listing of classic car clubs and organizations in the U.S. that includes links to affiliated websites as well as contact information.
Related Information & FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I Ship My Car By Train?


Can I Ship Overseas?


How Will My Car Be Protected During Transit?


How Do You Prepare Your Car For Shipping?


Will My Car Be Insured During Shipping?


How Long Will It Take To Transport?


Can I Place Household Goods In My Car When Shipping?


Can I Track My Vehicle During Shipping?


Do I Need To Be Present For Pick Up And Delivery Of My Car?


How Far In Advance Do I Need To Book A Shipper?


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