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udoittwo
Posted 2016-02-04 10:48 AM (#503202)
Subject: Roughly the cost of shipping a car in the US?



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I'm looking at a piece of junk in Arizona. He is asking $500 but I am only want the quarters. We haven't discussed a price on anything yet. I am wondering what is my best bet? I would love to have solid full quarters just to have for spares but I am only looking for the lower quarters from dog leg to bumper.

I've never bought anything like this before and am wondering about my options before I contact him. It's extreamly rough but he said it is a solid Arizona car. It is in Arizona. What might it cost[if it is rolling no motor] to ship it to Philadelphia,Pa.? I have received doors and fenders by Grey Hound with no issues and fairly reasonably. I'm just afraid what he might want for quarters or cutting the lower quarters?

I'm just wondering if shipping is reasonable that i might buy the wreck and part it out? There looks like there might still be some meat on the bone.

Karl.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2016-02-04 11:02 AM (#503205 - in reply to #503202)
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I've had cars shipped from FL and PA to Kansas City, MO last year and both were $1100.00 and both were driveable. You can get quotes on line - just google and several options will come up.

Good luck,

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ruchaven
Posted 2016-02-04 11:08 AM (#503206 - in reply to #503202)
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Iron Auto Transport, I have used them and am very happy with their service.
http://ironautotransport.com/transport/


other options;
http://quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/massasschuetts/a...

Edited by ruchaven 2016-02-04 11:11 AM
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GaryS
Posted 2016-02-04 11:30 AM (#503207 - in reply to #503202)
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Had one car shipped on an open transport from PA to TX for $650 and another from WV to TX for $800. The bids I received varied by a huge amount...several hundred dollars, and mixed reviews. I couldn't and wouldn't recommend anyone I dealt with.
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2016-02-04 11:48 AM (#503210 - in reply to #503202)
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www.uship.com

I've used them a LOT. You can be very specific about what you're hauling and if you're not in a hurry, you can save a ton.
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2016-02-04 12:05 PM (#503212 - in reply to #503202)
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I've had good luck with uShip as well. I would recommend dealing directly with an owner/operator versus a broker.
Pete
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mikes2nd
Posted 2016-02-04 12:30 PM (#503214 - in reply to #503202)
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Yeah just go for uship its reasonable.
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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2016-02-04 1:40 PM (#503225 - in reply to #503202)
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The rates also depend on how far the car is from your location. ReliBle is good my dad used them and had 0 problems
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udoittwo
Posted 2016-02-04 1:48 PM (#503229 - in reply to #503202)
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I shipped a car for Calif. to the east coast years ago but it was a driver. Will anyone haul a parts car "reasonably" or even at all?
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mstrug
Posted 2016-02-04 3:06 PM (#503235 - in reply to #503202)
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ruchaven
Posted 2016-02-04 4:23 PM (#503244 - in reply to #503202)
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Iron Auto Transport will haul parts cars.

Edited by ruchaven 2016-02-04 4:25 PM
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udoittwo
Posted 2016-02-05 10:14 AM (#503296 - in reply to #503202)
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I haven't gotten a price on the quarters yet. He wants $500 for the whole car. My friend paid over a $1000 each for Arizona quarters for his GTO and that was years ago. I guess I have to figure out that IF they are really nice quarters, what are they worth to me. I am into my suburban for the long haul and just want to have parts IF I ever need them.
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Powerflite
Posted 2016-02-05 11:19 AM (#503301 - in reply to #503296)
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To have my '58 New Yorker hauled from Ohio to Los Angeles cost me $1200 + $50 winch fee because it wasn't running. It must be rolling or else almost no-one will deal with it. I suspect you would be looking at the same price. Personally, I think you would be better off to pay him to cut the stuff off that you need and ship it. Just be very clear about where you would want it cut and give yourself a lot of extra material in case the metal at the cut is trashed by his lack of skills.
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ABloch
Posted 2016-02-05 11:37 AM (#503304 - in reply to #503202)
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Arizona is beautiful this time of year. Have you considered a road trip? Fly down, pick up a cutter from harbor freight then rent a uhaul to get home. Nevermind. I just did the math on that. Uship. You gotta check out the web page though.



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58 DESOTOS RULE
Posted 2016-02-05 12:14 PM (#503306 - in reply to #503202)
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Nice touch by U-Haul to show a FL Dodge in their advertising. Even though it's a black and white photo, it seems as if the paint on the front doesn't match the rest of the car. Maybe that's just a trick of the light, but it still seems odd to me.The lower color photo doesn't exhibit the same color mismatch I think. Maybe Chrysler corp should have continued the crease on the front fender back into the door skin as well cause without it the car looks like someone put a different nose on the wagon body. Just sayin' 



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michiganhotrod1
Posted 2016-02-13 11:19 PM (#504094 - in reply to #503202)
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Moparts.com has a transportation services forum that might be of interest.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/forums/22/1/tran...

I had a 66 Chrysler wagon shipped from LA to Detroit a few years ago. I located the shipper (actually broker) on a website with referrals - I am looking for that website.
It is pretty easy to find a reliable shipper for a running vehicle. More difficult for a roller (per the above, the hauler needs a winch, and they are a PIA to load). Non-roller is much more difficult. Cost was about $1200 IIRC, and was not the best experience, but it did arrive, intact, a month later than promised.
Mark

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michiganhotrod1
Posted 2016-02-13 11:28 PM (#504096 - in reply to #504094)
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Found the review link:

http://www.transportreviews.com/directory/reports/pasttwoyears.asp

Mark
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NicksGarage
Posted 2016-03-08 7:46 PM (#506210 - in reply to #503202)
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I just tried UShip to get a quote on shipping my 300F from Northern Washington to San Diego. Got a cheap quote for enclosed transport but it was kind of a bitchy response about good luck getting anyone to go there. Other quotes were really high. Probably just going to go with one of the big national ones. Pay more but shouldn't have to worry about it.

So far Passport Transport is the most reasonable but their reviews are good and bad.
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Powerflite
Posted 2016-03-08 9:45 PM (#506222 - in reply to #506210)
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The problem with shipping these old cars is that the brokers are out of touch with the truckers in terms of what price they are willing to deal with them. Older cars are longer, heavy, more trouble and take more space on their truck so truckers generally require quite a bit more than to ship a newer car. If you go with a typical broker, you will get a low quote and they will charge a lot just to broker it for you so the result is that the amount offered to the trucker is far too low for anyone to even sniff at it. So your car ends up just sitting there, and it sits until you finally get fed up and pay a lot more to get it done. It is better to find out how much the broker is offering the trucker and how much they are taking for their service ahead of time. They shouldn't need more than $100-$150 to do their brokerage since it isn't a lot of work. Many brokers will charge around $300-$400. Also work with a broker that is willing to raise the price if nothing is happening in order to get it moving. It sounds like you would be just paying them more for nothing, but it is really in your best interest for them to sweeten the deal if no one is paying attention to it. Just work out the details of what you are willing to do ahead of time. Remember that getting a great deal at a broker is nothing because you still have to sell that deal to a trucker. I have worked with a good broker that took me a lot of trial and error to find. They are very reasonable and easy to work with. I highly recommend them. They are:

Miah Park at
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Toll free: 888-505-2851
miah@worldwideshippingllc.com

I believe they are in Florida. They got my non-running, no brakes, '58 Chrysler & '58 Desoto shipped from Ohio after I had gone through 2 other brokers trying to get anything moving.

Edit: And I should add that they got it done in about a week after other brokers had sat on my cars for almost 2 months.

Edited by Powerflite 2016-03-08 9:52 PM
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NicksGarage
Posted 2016-03-09 12:10 AM (#506245 - in reply to #503202)
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Thanks for that info, I've never shipped a car and from some of these web sites, they make it look like they are actually the shippers when they aren't. I've already paid for the car and the seller has only got a one-car garage that he's keeping it in but he wants to get it out of there so that he can work on his race car before the season starts. He used to store the 300F out in the yard under tarps so I'd prefer that it doesn't go back to that situation. If I had the time, I'd borrow a friend's rig and go get it myself. Might end up costing me more but at least I'd be in full control.
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PaulBerry
Posted 2016-11-19 7:30 AM (#526644 - in reply to #506245)
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Hi there, I can truly relate with you and your problem which you have faced. Its sad to hear that your shipping is not done properly even when you have paid them before. There are so many fraudulent people around us whose main motive is to cheat innocent people and make money out of it. My cousin has gone through with the same problem, he paid them before and before paying for them, they promised that they will deliver his car on time with safety but nothing such happened. Then after facing too many problems one of his friends recommended him a very good and trusted car shipping service which his friend had also used which fulfills each and every customer requirement and also ensure safety and on time delivery. So I will suggest to go for it because it is reliable. Check this
http://www.wewilltransportit.com/car-shipping-services-new-jersey/
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finsruskw
Posted 2016-11-19 9:22 AM (#526646 - in reply to #503202)
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Truckers deal w/brokers all the time. many brokers do not even own a truck and operate from their home or a rented room.
The broker pays the trucker (hopefully!!), after taking his cut which will likely be a lot of the amount quoted you, the shipper.
The trucker does not know how much the broker has quoted you, only the amount the broker has quoted the trucker.
Much better to eliminate the broker if possible.
Big established companies hire owner/operators to pull their trailers and they get a % of the line haul (gross) plus fuel surcharge which depends
on the price of fuel at any given time, ranging from just a few cents up to over 30 cents per mile.
If you are expecting a Class 8 rig to haul for next to nothing, better think again.
Better figure on at least $1/mile and even then any trucker worth his salt will be sitting on your piece waiting to fill it out w/one or more ltl's
(less that truckload) shipments to make a decent paying load.
Case in point, one of my buddies loaded last week in SD with a piece bound for Seattle. 1 day later he landed a 2nd ltl for Spokane.
The result was an excellent paying load. He needed that extra ltl to make it worthwhile for rates out of the great northwest are notoriously cheap.


Good luck!

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mstrug
Posted 2016-11-19 12:31 PM (#526651 - in reply to #503202)
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Posted 2016-11-19 10:31 PM (#526674 - in reply to #503202)
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I just had a rolling, non-running car shipped from VA to WA. I tried "trulyvintage" who advertises here, since their posting stated they were in the east and headed to WA. The response was "how much do you want to pay?" I said "less than $2000" and they laughed and said "good luck with that, not interested". I found that disappointing since they were already headed here and were looking for additional cargo. I ended up going with a broker - 4 Corners Transport Services LLC (info@fourcornerstransportservices.com). Total cost was $1814 with $149 paid to the broker up front and the balance to the driver upon delivery. The car arrived on time with no negative issues at all, same truck all the way, no off-loading. I shipped the exact same car, non-running, from PA to WA in 1990 for about half that much, so costs have gone up a lot in that time. I spotted it on ebay at 1/4 what I sold it for in 2005 so had to buy it back.
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Moparbo
Posted 2016-11-21 7:40 PM (#526793 - in reply to #503202)
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You'll pay around $1000 to $1200 to haul a car from Arizona to Pa. Many transporters will not move a car that does not run or have brakes due to insurance regulations. Of course you can pay a lot more also.
We are sending a car to the east coast within the next few weeks from Arizona and the transporter might have room for a set of quarters if you want to ship only the quarters.
He runs a one car trailer so he can't bring a second car on that trip.
Leo who someone mentioned is the best and most reliable transporter who ever lived but he is also running a one car trailer so he gets pretty busy just hauling a few cars per month. And he's not super interested in the long cross country hauls anymore, the man is 83 years old and prefer shorter trips.
Bo.
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Moparbo
Posted 2016-11-21 7:56 PM (#526795 - in reply to #503202)
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By the way, here is how it has been for us when we have contacted brokers. You call or email what you think it a transport company, give them the details and get a price quot and if it sounds ok to you they take a deposit on the spot. I have understood (to late) that they then start looking for a transporter who is willing to transport the car at the price they gave you, minus the cut for the broker and it is often several hundreds.
I have waited for months to get cars transported that way so I don't use them anymore.
I have to think that many of the brokers are not related to a transport company but instead they have a computer in the bed room or something like that.
If it works that is fine but I don't like that they take your deposit and after that you are in their hands, or, they have you by the balls kind of.
Bo.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2016-11-21 10:55 PM (#526802 - in reply to #503202)
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1200$ Colorado to ohio...

1500$ CA to Ohio is what I was offered.

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jesusexposito_
Posted 2019-03-26 9:29 PM (#579957 - in reply to #503202)
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We will transport it has the best rates since it is based on finding the best way to send your vehicle to the area where you need it. Apart from that, if I remember correctly, it does not affect your credit balance. I was listening to these audiobooks where they better explain that aspect. Good luck
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-26 10:09 PM (#579960 - in reply to #503202)
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I transported my white/green '57 New Yorker from Chicago to LA for $1350. But $50 of that was required to be paid to get a truck with a winch since the car didn't have brakes. When the car arrived on Halloween night, it had been forklifted to the top tier and front of the truck, and of course, he didn't have a winch. So my $50 was for nothing! The car also didn't have good steering so it was a white knuckle affair getting it off that truck, by using my wife's daily beater as a bump stop. Considering that we spent about 40 minutes getting it off the truck, I got a bargain!
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Posted 2019-03-26 11:53 PM (#579964 - in reply to #526674)
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Darryl T - 2016-11-19 10:31 PM

I just had a rolling, non-running car shipped from VA to WA. I tried "trulyvintage" who advertises here, since their posting stated they were in the east and headed to WA. The response was "how much do you want to pay?" I said "less than $2000" and they laughed and said "good luck with that, not interested". I found that disappointing since they were already headed here and were looking for additional cargo. I ended up going with a broker - 4 Corners Transport Services LLC (info@fourcornerstransportservices.com). Total cost was $1814 with $149 paid to the broker up front and the balance to the driver upon delivery. The car arrived on time with no negative issues at all, same truck all the way, no off-loading. I shipped the exact same car, non-running, from PA to WA in 1990 for about half that much, so costs have gone up a lot in that time. I spotted it on ebay at 1/4 what I sold it for in 2005 so had to buy it back.


I have also used 4 corners and had very good experiences. I inquired about transporting a car with "trulyvintage" once, but got wise mouth answers to questions, so I never would deal with him !
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