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Classic Car Transport - What To Consider

Classic cars are more than just a commodity item to their owners. They are prized possessions that quite often have taken lots of years, hard work and money to restore. Because of this, they hold a lot of sentimental value and importance. That is why it's essential to take the time to find a company that specialises in classic car transport, as they will understand that these cars have specific requirements.

When you require transportation for your classic car, the service provider you choose is one of the most important decisions you will make. The right choice will give you the peace of mind that your car will arrive safely, something that cannot be undervalued when dealing with luxury car transport.

How To Find The Right Classic Car Transport Company

It’s easy to find classic car transport companies, all you have to do is go online and type a few words into a search engine to find lists and lists of them. But, how do you know if the luxury car transport company is reliable and can be trusted? Word of mouth and recommendations are often the best ways. Other collectors or restorers of vintage, classic, and prestige vehicles should be able to help by recommending firms that they use regularly.

Ensuring Your Classic Car Is Safe

There are a lot of transport companies. Many of them transport everyday cars for people who are perhaps relocating or have purchased a new car online. Others focus specifically on collector cars and luxury and prestige car transport. When dealing with expensive vehicles we always recommend using a company that has experience working with classic cars. They will have the tools and knowledge to safely transport your classic car. For example, they will understand the importance of using nylon straps and other specialist materials to prevent damage to the car. They will know that classic cars are often taller than modern cars and this needs to be taken into consideration, depending on the method of transport.

Don't be tempted to make your decision on price alone. Most trustworthy providers have similar prices, therefore, if a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Instead, concentrate on how long the firm has been transporting classic cars, their knowledge and their expertise.

Deciding On Method Of Transport

You can choose to have your luxury car transported in an open trailer or an enclosed one. Closed transport is more expensive; however, unless you’re transporting a car in need of restoration, closed transport is usually the better choice as the risk of damage to your car is much lower. Most owners of prestige car transport would opt for enclosed transport simply for the fact that any damage to the car is likely to cost far more than enclosed transport would in the first place.

Questions To Ask Before Deciding On A Classic Car Transporter

Before making your final decision when it comes to choosing a prestige car transport company to transport your classic car, there are some questions you should ask them. And only employ them to transport your classic car if you are happy with the answers they give you.



  • Do you specialise in classic car transport?

  • How long have you been transporting classic cars for?

  • Do you have comprehensive insurance that covers the whole load?

  • What is your company’s policy on deposits?

  • Where do you drop off and pick up classic cars?


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The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

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