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Old 10-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Anyone have an idea what the going rate is to ship cars ,, going to be going from CA to KS right at 1300 miles ,,thanks ahead jim
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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About $1 per mile.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Just sold one of my cars, going from western south dakota to long beach was told from the new owner that it was going to cost him around $1500.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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Be careful who you hire to transport. There are a lot of names come up when you look for a transporter. In reality, many of these folks are brokers. They will quote you a price, often, on the low side. You think - great ! I have a couple higher quotes. You send them a credit card for a deposit, then the waiting begins. The broker will want to make some money, so he looks for someone with a truck, that is one or two cars short, going where the car is going, who will give him a deal. If time is not an issue, it can work out, but many possible pitfalls....ask me how I know
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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My '36 roadster is headed from Calif. to Kansas soon and I believe the quote is about 1500.00.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Had my 36 Ford shipped from Washington state to Chicago area for $800. PM me for the drivers number and skip paying the Broker who's just a middleman.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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The guy I used to haul a 48 chevy truck charged $1 per mile. I think he went up to $1.15 several months back.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:46 PM   #8
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I sold a 1940 Ford Flatbed dump to a guy in North Carolina. Cost from CA was about a grand if I remember correctly and the truck was HEAVY. Got there safe and sound. He used a broker but the driver was from the next county over. A lot depends on if you're going to ship it on a large open car carrier that makes multiple stops along the way or if you want a smaller more direct shipper. Enclosed costs more.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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I bought a car from Nebraska. The seller had a woman call me for arrangements. She had me send her $700 and said when the car arrives give the driver $800. The driver had another car on his trailer bound for LA. Nice way to make $700 for making a phone call to the shipper.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #10
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I use a guy from the Missouri area who hauls from Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
I have had 4 vehicles shipped by him. All 4 were the same price

$800 to the bridge in Detroit Michigan.

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Old 10-07-2014, 07:07 PM   #11
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Dropping off this 1919 Model T P/U in Hays, KS tomorrow ....





Actual transport cost depends on:


Vehicle
Condition (running or rolling)
Pick up & drop off zip codes
Direct or indirect
Open or enclosed
Connecting loads
How long you are willing to wait



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Old 10-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the responses ..Im still about a year to a year and a half out and will be shooting to do it in either fall or spring ,,A couple guys locally told me if I had say 4 cars to goes the first may be roughly 1300 and possible 8 to 900 per after of coarse if it on a big hauler that carries multiple cars..
keep the responses coming I have pickup alot of what to watch for ,,thanks jim
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:25 PM   #13
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Another thing to watch out for.

If the hauler does not have a full load, they may wait until they can fill the trailer. Your car may sit in a parking lot for a couple of weeks. If your lucky, in a garage.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:50 AM   #14
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BenD on te HAMB as well has a good rep.

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Old 10-08-2014, 09:34 AM   #15
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I agree with Mike B all three shippers on the H A M B are reliable,reasonable & responsible.
Ha hit the 1100 mark time for an oil change.
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