Are you planning to transport your classic, exotic, or luxury car? Look no further, as Direct Express Auto Transport is here to help you with all your car shipping needs. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the highest quality services for classic car shipping, ensuring your valuable vehicle arrives at its destination in pristine condition.
What is Classic Car Shipping?
Classic car shipping, also referred to as vintage, antique, exotic, luxury, and sports car transport, involves transporting unique and rare vehicles from one location to another. These vehicles often have a high sentimental or monetary value and require special care during the vehicle shipping process.
Factors to Consider When Shipping Your Classic Car
When shipping your classic car, it’s essential to consider the following factors to ensure a smooth and successful transport:
Distance and Shipping Method
The distance and shipping method you choose can significantly impact the cost of shipping your classic car. Long-distance shipping may require an enclosed trailer for added protection, while shorter distances may be shipped using an open trailer.
Our team of experts will work with you to determine the best shipping method based on your specific needs, considering the distance, value, and condition of your classic car.
Seasonality: Best Time of the Year
The time of year you choose to ship your classic car can also impact the cost of shipping. During peak shipping months, demand for transport services may be higher, leading to increased costs. At Direct Express Auto Transport, we offer flexible scheduling options, allowing you to choose a time that works best for you while also considering the time of year to minimize shipping costs.
Enclosed Transport For Maximum Protection
Transporting your classic car by enclosed trailer provides added protection during transit, ensuring that your vehicle arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was shipped.
Ship your exotic car enclosed transport. Most exotic cars have ground clearance of 4 inches or less and must go in enclosed trailers anyway. Most open-air carriers tend to bottom out and damage an expensive vehicle with low ground clearance. The open carrier won’t touch your vehicle if they have any sense. That is a job for a lift-gate and for that you need an enclosed car transporter. Naturally, enclosed transporters cost more.
Shipping your classic car is a convenient alternative to driving, especially for long-distance transport. That allows you to focus on other tasks and responsibilities while your classic, exotic, or luxury car safely transports to its destination.
Avoid Wear and Tear
Driving your classic car for long distances can put unnecessary wear and tear on the vehicle, potentially reducing its value. Shipping your classic car eliminates this concern, ensuring that your vehicle arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was shipped.
How to Prepare Your Exotic Car for Shipping
To prepare your exotic car for shipping, it’s essential to:
- Clean the vehicle thoroughly
- Disable the alarm system
- Remove loose and personal items from the interior
- Ensure that the fuel tank is no more than ¼ full
Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that your classic car is properly prepared for shipping, ensuring smooth and successful transport.
You may be reading this article because you have an exotic car. The first thing you need to know is that maybe 99% of open-air car transporters want to stay away from your beautiful and way too expensive vehicle. Why is that? Because the liability for the car shipper is through the roof! Most auto transport carriers lack enough coverage for the majority of exotic cars. Only a tiny percentage carry an acceptable policy to cover a classic car.
Before shipping your classic car, it’s vital to ensure that it is adequately insured. At Direct Express Auto Transport, we offer insurance coverage for all our transport services, providing peace of mind during transit.
Make sure your vehicle’s automobile insurance policy is sufficient and up to date. In other words, rely on yourself too for something so valuable.
Why Choose Direct Express Auto Transport for Luxury Car Shipping?
At Direct Express Auto Transport, we understand the importance of your luxury car. That’s why we offer customized shipping solutions tailored to your needs. Our team of experts has the experience and expertise to handle your vehicle with the utmost care, ensuring safe and secure transport.
We offer enclosed trailer options to protect your luxury car during transit. Our enclosed trailers provide a secure and climate-controlled environment, ensuring your classic, exotic, or luxury car arrives in the same condition as it was shipped. Autobytel lists the more famous exotic cars that are certified to be operated on American roads and we recommend should be only shipped in an enclosed transport.
How Does the Car Shipping Process Work?
The car shipping process at Direct Express Auto Transport is straightforward. Our team of experts will work with you to determine the best shipping solution for your classic car, considering your vehicle’s value and condition.
We will provide you with a detailed quote outlining the cost of shipping, as well as the expected time of arrival. We uniquely offer three tiers, or rates, from which you may choose. Standard, expedited, and rush are the three tiers. Our team will then arrange for the pick-up of your classic car and will keep you updated on its progress during transit.
Upon arrival, your classic car will be thoroughly inspected, and if any damages are discovered, we will work with you to resolve the issue promptly.
Key Benefits of Classic Car Shipping with Direct Express Auto Transport
- Customized shipping solutions tailored to your specific needs
- Experienced and knowledgeable team of experts
- Safe and secure transport options
- Detailed quotes and expected time of arrival
- Thorough inspection upon arrival
It would be folly to try and save a few hundred bucks on shipping an exotic car. There are quite a few carriers and brokers who need more expertise to handle such an expensive vehicle. You should perform proper due diligence before trusting your exotic car with anyone. Shipping your classic car with Direct Express Auto Transport is the safest and most convenient way to transport your valuable vehicle. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the highest quality services, ensuring your classic, exotic, or luxury car arrives at its destination in pristine condition.
Contact us today at 800-600-3750 to learn more about our classic car shipping services and to receive a detailed quote for your transport needs.