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Old 12-21-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Looking to transport a car from Northern California to northern Michigan. Has anyone had a personal experience with any transport company that you could share or recommend (either bad or good personal experience)
Your time is appreciated. Thanks, Glen
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:42 AM   #2
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Are you looking for closed or open transport... Big $$ difference
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:49 AM   #3
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If you are familiar with the Hamb, there are 3 QUALITY transporters in the Hamb O Dex section BenD, Racinman Rick & Myself. This section allows you to see Hundreds of references from customers that have used all of our services in the past. I personally do not go across the northern passes this time of year, but you might try Ben or Rick. Whomever you choose, make sure they provide their full name & do your research.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:52 AM   #4
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I'm looking for an enclosed trailer. Thanks for helping me clear that up.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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TRULY VINTAGE he posts here and on AHOOGA. Moved a vette for me from CT to FL, enclosed trailer. Honest, reliable and I thought reasonable price.
Paul in CT
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:40 PM   #6
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This was just my experience with transporters. BEWARE!! I've never seen such a concentration of shady characters outside of Wall Street.
I was fortunate enough to find Kathy Wells from Southern Belles Auto Shipping LLC. They are based out of Missouri. I had an A transported by enclosed trailer from Florida to MN. There was no B.S. involved. They did everything as promised on time...pick up, keeping me informed enroute and delivery. Of course,everyones experience is different but I would use them again.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:48 PM   #7
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Call Cathy's brother Ed.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:00 AM   #8
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I had my A transported across country (new hampshire to oregon) in an enclosed trailer. I was quoted from $2k- $4k!! I first checked out the ads in Hemmings and contacted two or three companies to learn many of them are only brokers! The guy that quoted $4k owned his own hauler but was booked out 4-5 months with concour clients. Finally, I by chance met a gentleman at the Portland Swapmeet who gave me the number of a company that owned new state of the art haulers, extremely professional service, and I was allowed to start and drive the car off the back ramp. I am a perfectionist and could not find a single detail to pick them apart. Price: $2,300.00 I was so happy with the transport, I tipped the driver a $100 and he looked at me like I was crazy. I will find their name and no. if your interested.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:47 AM   #9
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This guy is on one of the Model T forums and seems to be pretty popular with those guys.
I think he is located in northern CA.

Enclosed_ford_transport Full Name: Freighter Jim E-mail Address: enclosed_ford_transport@hotmail.com
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:35 AM   #10
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Intercity Lines transported my Sunbeam Alpine from Albany NY to Bloomington IL last year. "door to door" transport in an enclosed trailer was $1200. They covered the car with a soft cover and plastic to keep it clean and dry in the trailer. I thought they were very good.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:01 PM   #11
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TRULY VINTAGE he posts here and on AHOOGA. Moved a vette for me from CT to FL, enclosed trailer. Honest, reliable and I thought reasonable price.
Paul in CT
Thank You Paul ...

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I have hauled several cars for the MTFCA Museum in Richmond, IN as well as the GM Heritage Museum over the years ....

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Old 12-22-2015, 04:12 PM   #12
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Never, never, never, never use a broker!!!! I repeat, never use a broker!!
I will not report how bad my experience was.
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