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Old 08-20-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Transporting a 911

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My father just bought a 911 and needs to transport it from California to New Jersey. I have got quotes online from T&T auto transport, Easy car Transport and Worry free transport. Anyone have any experience with any of these? If not, anyone have a recommendation of a car transport (enclosed obviously), that won't completely break the bank across the country.

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Old 08-20-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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No recommendations on carriers specifically but I'd expect to pay at least $1500 - and wait a week or two.

Why not just fly out and drive it home? That's the best thing to do...and it's fun!
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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I sold a few cars on Ebay Mostly from NJ to Florida. Price was about $700 and took a few days. The buyers used the Ebay service DAS no issues that I can speak of.
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Why don't you just drive it back? Those things don't go triple digit speeds for nothing. It'd be a great way to get to know the car.
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My family has used both Inter-City and Horseless Carrage over the years. Both were great. Not necessarily the cheapest, but the cars were not damaged which was most important.

Coast to Coast delivery, enclosed, I would guess between $1500 and 2K. I believe Inter-City has online rate quotes. And, there will be a time delay since they like to group a couple of cars along the way. Also consider "concours season" impacts availablity and rates.
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Dont drive it back! Long distance high speed driving will be hell on the front of the car. You will have hundreds of stone chips. Definately worth the 1500 bucks to have it sent in covered transportation.
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Dont drive it back! Long distance high speed driving will be hell on the front of the car.

So what it's a car.
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drive it back. put a lot of blue painters tape all over the front, mirrors and other little sports, and you will be fine,.
you will also get to know the car well...
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drive it back. put a lot of blue painters tape all over the front, mirrors and other little sports, and you will be fine,.
you will also get to know the car well...
I forgot about the tape idea, good thinking!
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I've shipped a couple of cars from California to Maryland for $1,000. Open carriers are cheaper than closed. If you're willing to ship it on an open carrier, you can get it done for a grand. It's not as perfectly safe as a closed carrier would be, but the automakers use open trucks for new cars and they seem to arrive alive.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:41 PM   #12
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A quality covered transport (insured) will be over $2,000.

Buy a bra or do the tape-trick, and just drive it!
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Buy a bra or do the tape-trick, and just drive it!
Yep, that's what I did. Worked perfect.

I've read about and even seen first first hand horror stories from transporters (a buddy has his dealers licensce and is regularly having cars shipped to and from auction). Open transport that distance shouldn't be considered. Sure, they have insurance but that's not the point. The car is subjected to the road conditions, weather, and anything else that comes along - including the driver goofs. Pulling the car on and off the trailer can be the most treacherous part of the journey - exhaust systems are often on the receiving end. new cars are wrapped, at least partially if open shipped.

Nope, I'd drive it home (and did) or pay the big bucks for covered transport with a dedicated company - interview them and the driver first if you're goning to go the route.
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Drive It Back!!

I bought my Boxster in St. Louis,

My Wife's Audi in Texas,

And Wednesday I am going to pick up a Mercedes CLK55 AMG 362hp/371 lbs tourque convertible in Colorado and drive it back to Cleveland. First I am going to go to LA, then Vegas for a trade show, and finally I am going to take in selected parts of the mother road Route 66 for a nice lesurely ride back home.

I love driving cars cross country but that is just me. I am REALLY looking forward to getting this car. Here's a photo nabbed off the net for anyone who's interested.

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thanks everyone for the input so far. I personally would love to drive it home, I told him I would, but he "doesn't want those miles on it" he won't baby it, but doesn't see the need to put 3,000 miles on it right away, I kind of don't blame him.

I have a 2000 Boxster with about 75,000 miles, so obviously I would rather drive than worry about miles, thats what a car is for.

it's a 2004 40th anniversary edition 911, with about 18,000 miles on it, so I guess it's a good idea to not throw 3,000 miles on it right away.

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it's a 2004 40th anniversary edition 911, with about 18,000 miles on it, so I guess it's a good idea to not throw 3,000 miles on it right away.
How many of those were made? It's one of those has a light metallic blue look to it right?
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I bought my Boxster in St. Louis,
Bought mine in St. Louis as well (actually a town about 40 miles West of there). Found quite a few lesser travelled roads to get me home to Minneapolis. Would love to do it again. Maybe I need to start looking for my GT3 now...

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Old 08-20-2007, 08:24 PM   #18
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it's a 2004 40th anniversary edition 911, with about 18,000 miles on it, so I guess it's a good idea to not throw 3,000 miles on it right away.
I'd actually argue that it'd be good for him and the car! A trip like that will shake the car out nicely.



Drive it! Drive it! Drive it!



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Old 08-20-2007, 10:28 PM   #19
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I used DAS to ship my Boxster from Florida to Oklahoma, cost $700.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:08 PM   #20
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just a side note, i am shipping my boxster s to sweden for 1500, insured and safe. .takes 2 weeks
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