Antique Car Shipping or Otherwise Special Cars
When you ship an antique or otherwise special car, many of the regular auto shipping considerations will apply. There will, however, be some differences. The value of the car may influence insurance concerns. Special features on the car may affect how the car is shipped and secured. A car with a soft top will require different securing methods than those a hard top vehicle can handle. Fragile or specialty trim and other exterior items may require additional special handling. These things may all incur extra charges in your auto shipping bill. International shipping may also incur extra fees.
Be sure to have all the details about your antique or otherwise special car handy when you select your auto shipping carrier so that you may answer their questions as well as have an idea of what to ask about. The more you know about your particular vehicle, the better an estimate the auto shipping company can give you. Make sure you get all estimates in writing and ahead of time.
Talk to your insurance carrier about any exclusions or limitations they may have in regards to the shipment of your vehicle. Purchasing additional insurance may be advisable. Find out about your auto shipping company’s insurance and liability in regards to shipping your antique or otherwise special vehicle.
Make sure the auto shipping company you select has experience with shipping antique or otherwise special vehicles, and have a good reputation with such shipments. You can check them out with the Better Business Bureau and on multiple online websites designed to handle reviews and complaints of businesses.
Once your vehicle has arrived at the destination point, be sure to thoroughly check it and document in writing and with photos any problems or damages. In most cases, vehicles arrive in the same condition that they left; so do the check, but be assured that your vehicle will likely be well cared for.