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How much does it cost to ship a classic car?

How much does it cost to ship a classic car?

Classic cars have high material and sentimental value for enthusiasts and collectors. Therefore, if you need to bring your newly acquired classic ride home from an auction, or take it to a car show, we highly recommend you ship it with an experienced car transport company.

What factors affect the cost to ship a classic car?

Various factors play into the final cost of shipping a classic automobile. To give you an idea of how we calculate the price, we need to look into the specifics of shipping a classic car.

Safety should be the most important criteria to have in mind, as you choose not only the classic car shipper, but also the type of service.

Shipping a classic car tends to be more expensive because such vehicles require custom handling and extra protection. Let’s see how each variable affects the classic car shipping cost.

Type of carrier – Which should you choose?

You will have a choice between open and enclosed carriers. To protect your classic car from potentially damaging road and weather elements, we recommend shipping it in the enclosed carrier. Most of these trailers are designed to safely haul 5-7 vehicles at a time. Enclosed carriers are usually more expensive due to extra protection, higher insurance coverage, and reduced availability.

If you don’t want your car to share space with other vehicles, inquire about a single-car trailer. It is a costlier service, but considering the high value of your classic vehicle, paying extra to guarantee its safety may be a good decision.

However, If you are looking for a less expensive option, you can opt for the top load on an open carrier. Being on the top deck protects your car against any possible leaks from other vehicles and offers better protection from flying road debris.

Delivery time – How fast do you need your car?

How flexible are you with time? Do you need your car to be delivered urgently, on a specific date? In that case, consider expedited shipping. The higher cost of this service guarantees delivery on your requested dates. It is often used by classic car owners shipping their vehicles to shows and auctions.

Vehicle model and condition

As a rule of thumb, the larger and heavier your vehicle, the more it will cost to ship it. The vehicle’s condition is also an important factor when determining the cost of shipping. If your classic car is not running, special equipment is required for loading and unloading onto the carrier trailer, which implies an extra cost.

Distance and location

Another rule of thumb: the longer the shipping distance, the higher the shipping costs. In addition, your destination proximity to more frequented routes by car shipping carriers will impact your car shipping costs. Shipping to and from remote locations presents a logistical challenge, which, in turn, adds to the cost of auto transport.

Supply and Demand

The final cost of shipping is determined by the supply and demand situation on any given route. Supply and demand are influenced by weather conditions, seasonality, and fuel prices, among other factors. As supply and demand change daily, tracking these fluctuations is vital for calculating a realistic price that will ship your car safely, efficiently, and on time.

At Corsia Logistics, we know how much your classic car means to you, and our dedicated team of experts is inspired to deliver it safe and sound to a destination of your choice. To ask questions or request a quote, call us at (818) 850.5258 or chat with us online. Thank you!

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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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.