Shipping A Classic Car: Expected Costs

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Shipping A Classic Car: Expected Costs
Shipping A Classic Car: Expected Costs

Classic cars are in a category of their own when it comes to shipping. While many of the processes are the same as shipping any other type of car, there are certain things specific to transporting a classic.

For one, owners of classic cars take the condition of their vehicle very seriously and it’s important that the shipper understands this.

While it may be fine to haul a Honda Accord accord on the back of an open-air multi-car carrier, it wouldn’t be as suitable for a 69’ Chevy Camaro.     Since this is the case, it’s important to work with a shipper that has plenty of experience and expertise when it comes to moving classics.

Most customers that ship a classic car opt for services that may not be required (or necessary) for a daily driver. Using an enclosed carrier that completely protects the vehicle is one of these options and it goes a long way toward keeping a car free from dust and dings over the course of transport. It is highly recommended that you use an enclosed carrier when shipping any vehicle that has a higher value than normal, be it sentimental or otherwise.

If you’d like an estimate on the cost of shipping a classic car or muscle car, send us an email or call us with the type of car, location, and destination. With just some basic information, we can quickly put together an accurately priced transport package to any location in the U.S. or abroad. For more information about shipping costs and what they cover, see the section below.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click Here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Door-to-door Shipping Prices For Classic Cars.

Door-to-door - The most used method of delivery for a classic car is door-to-door transport (as opposed to delivery to a terminal where the customer picks up the vehicle). One advantage of using the smaller enclosed carriers for shipping is that they are much easier to get in and out of tighter spaces that a full-size transport truck may not be able to. In addition to the convenience, door-to-door shipping offers point to point protection every step of the way.

Here are some prices for recent door-to-door shipments we’ve made for classic cars:

  • San Francisco, CA to Chicago, IL - $1,223
  • Miami, FL to Denver, CO - $1,297
  • Baltimore, MD to Dallas, TX - $864
  • Seattle, WA to Nashville, TN - $1,129
  • Atlanta, GA to Los Angeles, CA - $1,310
  • Detroit, MI to Tucson, AZ - $1,067
  • Denver, CO to Philadelphia, PA - $945

Looking for an affordable way to get your classic from point A to point B? Call us today at the number at the top of the page! We offer a wide variety of services and shipping options that are suitable for any type of car, new or old, running or not! Cost estimates are always FREE!

Written By:

Joe Webster
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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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