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Shipping a Luxury Car Guide

Shipping a Luxury Car Guide

Valuing luxury means to appreciate design, quality, comfort, attention to detail and more. A Porsche may be classy, but not if it is beaten up. For this reason, you should not approach shipping a luxury car the same way you would any other daily commuter vehicle. In this quick guide we will cover things you need to know about transporting such an automobile.

How to ship a luxury car?

The first thing to spring to mind may be driving the car wherever you want to go. This is not shipping, per se, but you have a vehicle, it can run, so naturally it feels you should drive it. But should you? It depends on whether you want a road trip or not. It also depends on how long the trip would be and whether you believe your luxury vehicle is made for such activity. Most owners of such vehicle prefer to book a luxury auto transport service instead. It gives you peace of mind as you avoid any wear and tear due to long-distance driving.

Luxury cars are expensive and require extra care. You need a reputable auto transport company to have a peace of mind.


Review our luxury car transport guide and contact our team now.

Shipping a luxury car, as well as a sports or classic vehicle, can be done in one of two ways: via open or enclosed transport. Let us explore each of those below!

What is the best auto transport for luxury vehicles?

open auto transport sinlge level multi car carrier


When most people look to ship a car, they pick the open transport option. It costs less, in general, and is usually faster than enclosed. Higher truck availability makes it quicker to find a spot on one of those carriers. Plus, such carriers are often bigger, fitting up to ten cars at once.

That being said, the upsides of open transport come at a cost. Namely, it exposes your car to bad weather and road debris. While this rarely poses a problem, luxury car owners prefer not to deal with such things. Open transport still makes for a safe option, but not for cars you want to arrive squeaky clean.


enclosed car carrier


Then you have enclosed auto transport. This is a preferred shipping method for sports, luxury, and classic vehicles. It provides the best protection from weather, debris, dirt and dust. Such protections certainly means higher shipping price. Additionally, this option can also be a bit slower because due to fewer enclosed car carriers in the country.

Some other factors contribute to the increased price as well. For instance, enclosed trailers cost more to buy and maintain. And since they usually carry high-end cargo, they need an insurance liability often up to a million dollars, which translates to a hefty monthly fee. Still, even with an increased fee, it is the go-to choice when shipping a luxury car.

Corsia Logistics transports sports and luxury vehicles nationwide on a daily basis. Call us now to speak to a logistics coordinator. We will explain the shipping process and answer all questions.

How much does it cost to ship a luxury car?

The cost of shipping a vehicle could vary, based on different factors. It can reach more than $2000 if shipping to Hawaii, Alaska or internationally. Even so, here at Corsia Logistics we never give out a flat fee, because we want to be fair with our clients. We always tailor the price to their specific needs. Here is what we take into account:

– Shipping distance

– Vehicle make and model, as well as any modifications

– Vehicle condition: operable or inoperable

– Type of carrier: open or enclosed

– Current supply/demand situation

Understanding the process and the cost will help you make and educated decision. Do not choose a shipping service solely based on the price. Low prices often mean longer waiting times, or even failure to ship at all.

So far it may look like shipping a luxury car costs a fortune and requires a lot of effort. However, choosing the right auto transporter will make the whole process a breeze. Start planning your luxury car transport early, and don’t shy away from asking questions. Relevant and timely information is the key to good decision making.

One of our goal at Corsia Logistics is to provide all the necessary information to make an educated decision. You can talk to our support team to get answers to any questions you might have. We understand our niche, so we can walk you through the process without an issue. Should you decide to start the process with us, we will stay in touch with you from pick-up to delivery of your luxury automobile.

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Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
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Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
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Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.