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Exotic Car Transport

What's in this article?
  1. Exotic Auto Shipping Services
  2. Exotic Car Shipping Prices
  3. Typical Exotic Vehicles We Ship
  4. Should I Ship My Exotic Car?
  5. Do Exotic Cars Cost More To Ship?
  6. Car Transport Cost - Pricing Concerns
  7. Is The Exotic Car Shipping Process The Same As Regular Cars?
  8. Enclosed Carriers
  9. Is It Safe To Ship My Exotic Car?
  10. International Classic Car Transport Services
  11. Door To Door Service
  12. Car Storage
  13. Insurance
  14. What Should I Do To Prepare My Car For Shipping?
  15. Shipping Mistakes To Avoid
  16. Skipping Preliminary Preparation
  17. Leaving Personal Items Inside The Car
  18. Selecting The Wrong Shipping Vendor
  19. Skimping On Insurance
  20. Focusing Exclusively On Cost
Leaving Personal Items Inside The Car Shipping

Exotic Auto Shipping Services

Welcome to A-1 Auto Transport, the premier exotic car transportation service in the U.S.! With more than 25 years of experience, we are the industry leader in delivering high-end, luxury, and expensive vehicles to every corner of the world.

We take the utmost care to ensure that your classic car gets where it needs to go in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner. Whether you’re buying, selling, or just traveling, we’ll get your car to its destination on the exact date and in perfect condition.

If you are going on an extended vacation or moving across the ocean, chances are that you will want to bring your car along with you. With an exotic car, you must keep in mind that the ground clearance is often lower than with standard vehicles and trucks.

This factor determines how you ship the car and what car carrier you will use to ship across town or across the world. You need a licensed and enclosed car transport service provider that understands these cars and specializes in safely relocating these beautiful automobiles nationwide and overseas.

Shipping a car is not a terribly complicated task, but there are precautions that you need to take when transporting a valuable vehicle. While standard auto transport shipment on an open-air carrier is a perfectly acceptable method for most vehicles, these cars require a little more expertise and care when it comes to exotic car transport. Here are some of the popular luxury car brands that we ship to locations around the world and what you can expect to pay for classic car transport.

Exotic Car Shipping Prices

Los Angeles to New York exotic car transport$2200
Seattle to San Antonio exotic car transport$2000
Houston to Miami exotic car transport$1000
Miami to New York exotic car transport$1140
San Francisco to Los Angeles exotic car transport$425
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Typical Exotic Vehicles We Ship:

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Should I Ship My Exotic Car?

The answer greatly depends on your personal situation. If you are moving across the country or even internationally, we recommend exotic car shipping services. Moving across continents calls for enclosed auto transport - the safest car transport service in the business.

If you are a lucky owner of an exotic vehicle or sports car, you probably want to cherish it no matter where you travel. However, not all valuable vehicles are street-legal in all countries. Make sure that yours meets the legal requirements for driving in your destination country before shipping it.

Do Exotic Cars Cost More to Ship?

Yes, exotic vehicles require safer methods of enclosed auto transport than standard cars. Enclosed classic car transport and added cargo insurance cost more but are well worth it.

They give you the peace of mind that your exotic vehicle will undergo safe transport services, and, in the rare but possible event that your classic car takes damage, additional cargo insurance will cover the repairs.

Exotic Car Transport Enclosed Carriers

Car Transport Cost - Pricing Concerns

As with any premium service, getting a reasonable price is one of your primary concerns of car enthusiasts when it comes to exotic car transport services. You should be cautious about automatically accepting the lowest offer you receive though. An unusually low exotic car transport cost can be indicative of less-than-stellar service, leading to a damaged vehicle upon delivery.

It’s always smart to explore pricing and service options but be wary of the dreaded “lowball quote.” If an auto transport company offers a price that drastically undercuts all other competitors, there’s usually something suspicious about the arrangement. Our pricing is highly competitive while still coinciding with quality service.

Click here for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s consumer advisory to learn more about the dangers of online fraud with car transport companies when shipping a classic car.

Our goal is always to provide the highest quality enclosed auto transport services at a great price. We offer great discounts to our customers, so be sure to inquire upfront about one if you believe you may qualify. Some of the discounts we offer are:

• Military discounts

• Senior citizen discounts

• Student discounts

• Repeat customer discounts

• AAA

• AARP

Be sure to check with one of our agents to see if you qualify for one of our discounts.

Is the Exotic Car Shipping Process the Same as Regular Cars?

The car shipping process is generally the same; however, we take extra care and precaution with exotic vehicles.

Enclosed auto transport trucks prevent your classic car from being exposed to the elements. Having your car shipped this way has the added benefit of additional security. Since no one will know the value of your classic car, the chances of theft are much lower.

We also recommend added cargo insurance standards for your exotic car. Parts and repairs for such classic cars are much more expensive than for average vehicles. In the unfortunate case of an accident, we offer supplementary insurance to cover any potential damage.

Exotic Car Transport Cost

Enclosed Carriers

We highly recommend using enclosed transport for exotic car transportation. Because of the high value of these vehicles, the vast majority of our customers opt for this extra level of protection. In addition to keeping the classic car protected from bad weather, unforeseen road conditions and road debris, an enclosed carrier can also offer climate-controlled cargo areas. We outfit all our carriers with air-ride suspension and even provide real-time GPS updates on the status of your delivery. Choose door-to-door transport options if you desire, which are available worldwide.

Is It Safe to Ship My Exotic Car?

Yes, shipping your exotic vehicle is incredibly safe if you choose the right enclosed auto transport company for the job. It is important to select a fully insured service that has safe and reliable shipping methods and is well regarded in the industry.

You should afford your vehicle the same respect and care that you would your most valued possessions. Any additional fees are worth the peace of mind knowing your irreplaceable classic car will arrive at its destination safely.

International Classic Car Transport Services

We have many clients with business ventures overseas who work with many of the nation’s leading home movers to ensure a smooth relocation for our overseas travelers. Whether your automobile is going to be on a freight ship in transit for days or weeks, we keep up with the location of the car at all times.

For our customers who are shipping overseas for the first time and may feel unsure of how to do so, we offer assistance to detail what you need to do for the whole process, including gathering the necessary paperwork and possible modifications. These steps ensure you can legally import the car to your desired nation.

Door to Door Service

At A-1 Exotic Auto Transport, we take the utmost pride in working with the automobile owner to schedule simple door-to-door service in all 50 states as well as several countries overseas. The driver will meet the valued customer at the address of their choice to pick the car up and deliver it safely to dealerships as well as businesses or residential homes.

We make auto transport easy for you as the vehicle owner. Since there may be road restrictions at certain addresses, our team will be communicative with you if the truck driver is not able to deliver at the precise address. We will arrange to pick the car up or deliver it to a nearby location.

Typical Exotic Vehicles We Ship

Car Storage

When you own an exotic car, you know how important it is to maintain a stable environment, whether the car is sitting in your personal garage or in a new location halfway around the world. In some situations, you may need short-term storage when you are shipping your new vehicle to a new area.

Schedule this type of storage ahead of the pickup date. When you need to have short-term storage, we can provide a facility for the car until you pick it up for delivery. Storage facilities are available in many major metro cities nationwide, and we are happy to assist with locating dependable options if available when you relocate internationally.

Insurance

Insurance is necessary, especially if you’re shipping a particularly high-value car. In most cases, the insurance included in the enclosed auto shipping cost is not enough.

The law requires that auto carriers have valid insurance coverage for damages. However, the built-in coverage limits may not offer extra protection for rare and premium cars. For this reason, we offer gap coverage, which complements the standard insurance by providing more comprehensive coverage based on the car’s value. Insurance is always included in every quote we offer for enclosed car shipping.

What Should I Do to Prepare My Car For Shipping?

While we take care of most things for you, here’s a rundown of how you can prepare your classic car for enclosed auto shipping with us:

  • Inspect your car. Inspect the interior and exterior of your vehicle for any existing damage. Take note of dents, scratches, or imperfections. Knowing the exact condition of your classic car will make it easier to determine if your vehicle took damage during transport.
  • Remove all your personal items. Your vehicle will likely move around in transit, so remove anything that may damage the interior, such as GPS devices, toll devices, and any other electronic attachments.
  • Clean your classic car and perform any required maintenance. With a high-value exotic car, it’s worth contacting a mechanic before enclosed car shipping.
  • Perform a basic maintenance checklist. Make sure all your vehicle’s fluids are in working condition. Check your oil, brake, engine coolant, steering, and washer fluids. Your gas tank should be a quarter or eighth full. Also, look for a fully charged battery and adequate tire pressure.

Do you need a high-end vehicle shipped professionally and affordably? Contact us today at the number at the top of this page to learn more about what we offer! All cost estimates are FREE OF CHARGE and we’re happy to answer your questions! You can also contact us through our online price request form at the top right of this page!

Shipping Mistakes To Avoid

Moving your luxury vehicle from one state to another using a third-party provider might seem stressful because you’re sort of temporarily transferring ownership of your prized possession. Given that these stress levels can make you uneasy, avoiding common shipment mistakes would offset the likelihood of damages and additional costs.

Skipping Preliminary Preparation

Preparing your vehicle for enclosed car shipping takes some significant work, but it’s all worth the effort. If you skip taking the car to the mechanic for inspection, you may not identify defects that would have otherwise been prevented.

At the same time, skimping initial preparations could leave loose items inside the car. Any moving thing, like antennas and roof rails, has the potential to move around during exotic car shipping.

Exotic Auto Shipping Services

Leaving Personal Items Inside The Car

Aside from removing electronics, personal items like scarfs, golf clubs or tennis gear could impose a significant risk to the classic car. During antique car transport, movements emanating from these items could damage the vehicle’s interior.

Keep in mind that the insurance will probably not cover these damages. If your vehicle damages by personal items, you may not have recourse.

Selecting The Wrong Shipping Vendor

Different auto transport companies have bespoke exotic or sports car transport services based on their regular consumers’ needs. With so many auto transport companies in the market, reading their reviews would be a good start as you’ll get a comprehensive outlook of their exotic car transport services.

It’s sometimes wise to pay a little attention to ensure your luxury vehicle has the protection of an enclosed auto trailer. Going with the licensed A1 auto-shipping company is an excellent step because we ensure that your exotic or luxury car reaches its destination in the best possible condition.

Skimping on Insurance

Your exotic car transport provider will need to have insurance against several elements that could damage your car. In most cases, the coverage won’t include damages emanating from weather, flooding, earthquakes, flying debris or hail.

Aside from opting for an enclosed auto hauler, it’s wise to look at additional insurance options by asking your professional service provider whether you need supplementary insurance coverage.

Focusing Exclusively on Cost

As you scour through the available auto transport options, don’t focus on price too much. Instead, find the best service provider that ensures you’re happy with the overall outcome.

It is not uncommon to find that the cheapest classic car transport service isn’t always the best one to meet your needs. Although you might incur a little more upfront fees with a renowned carrier, you’ll be glad to receive your car in excellent condition.

Exotic Car Transport Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

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How is shipping an exotic car different from shipping a regular vehicle?


Will my car be safe during the exotic car transport process?


Do you offer international exotic car transport?


Can I have my exotic car shipped directly to my home?


Can I track my exotic car as it is being shipped?


Will your insurance cover and protect my exotic vehicle?


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What do I need to do to prepare my exotic car for shipping?


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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.

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