corsia logo

Some of the most interesting cars shipped in 2018

Some of the most interesting cars shipped in 2018

Another year flew by and we can proudly say it was an exciting one. We talked about new trends in the car industry, you also learned a lot about auto transport, and together we explored some interesting vehicles.

That being said, one of our favorite aspects of our job is getting to transport some super cool cars. In that regard, 2018 was quite generous to us. We saw plenty of remarkable vehicles and admired the ingenuity of their engineering. However, some of them just made a much bigger impression on us than others.

Because of all that, today I want to have a recap. In 2018 there were 5 cars Corsia shipped that I particularly fancied. Some of them you know quite well, but there is at least one that has been pretty much lost to history. Let’s dig them all up and have them inspire us for even more interesting cars this year!

What sparks our interest in the first place

You and I can both agree that a “favorites” list is inherently subjective. Yet there still have to be some requirements for the vehicles that are in it. Since car shipping in California is a big market for Corsia Logistics, you can imagine how many classic cars go through our carriers. Are they all interesting? Definitely! But I need to have stricter criteria than that.

The main thing that I have looked at for this list is the vehicle’s history. It has to be unique in some regard. For example, if the model has become iconic throughout the years, that would matter a lot. Alternatively, it may have not been the most popular, but perhaps it sparked an entirely new generation of car engineering. Or something equally remarkable.

Here is a good example for you. In a previous year, we have shipped 1949 Ford Tudor Sedan. That vehicle carries a lot of history with it that is quite exciting. It was one of the cars that saved the company at one point. So, it would have made the list had it been shipped in 2018.

Is your interest piqued already? If not, I have a teaser for you: in this list, you will see a racing legend, an utter disaster, an 80’s teenager’s dream, a sports car icon, and an underdog of a vehicle that saw success for 2 decades. Shall we check them out?

The lesser-known racing legend – BMW RS 700

BMW RS 700 – the ultimate racing legend

We all know what it is like having a soft spot for something. My thing is vintage race cars. And I do not mean your everyday sports cars of old. I am rather talking about the kind of vehicle that would be used exclusively in races. Those are something special!

So our first entry on the list is BMW RS 700. This car is very near and dear to my heart. Although a racing beast, it is not anything like an F1 racer for example. Obviously, this one still resembles a proper car. It does that by looking awesomely cute, too (and that is coming from a guy, mind you). But its spot on this list has more to do with its history than its looks.

The base version of this car (BMW 700 Sport) was used by many drivers. They scored plenty of first places with it. Jumping to the RS 700 was, therefore, an obvious step. Needless to say, the winning streaks continued with that iteration as well. This should tell you why we were excited to ship this car.

The icon of the 80’s – Ferrari Testarossa

Ferrari Testarossa – the Miami Vice era icon

I do not really need to give many reasons why any of the old-timey Ferraris are iconic. Still, the Testarossa is special in its own way. It became the poster dream of an entire generation of teens and young adults. Then it faded away from the spotlight as it tends to happen with “celebrity” vehicles.

Even if you are not a fan of Ferrari Testarossa, you cannot deny that it is a great piece of engineering overall. Many other cars have tried to mimic its design to no avail. That should tell you something about building a truly unique vehicle. Though I have to admit that we are probably not going to see a similar design anytime soon. The’80s have come and gone, and they have taken this design trend with them. Luckily, here at Corsia we were able to admire it for a little while!

The perfect storm (of failure) – 1975 Bricklin SV-1

Cars transported in 2018 1975 Bricklin SV-1
1975 Bricklin SV-1 – a dream gone awry (?)

The previous two entries were positive examples. They showed us what it means to build a successful vehicle. Yet people seem to learn more from the failures of history, rather than the successes. Hence our next inclusion on the list – 1975 Bricklin SV-1!

Have you even heard of this vehicle? If I had to guess, I would say “no”. In fact, most people have not. This is why I have decided to include it among the most interesting cars we have shipped this year. Not to mention that failed car manufacturers always have something to teach us. Their stories tell us a lot about the world of automobile building.

Bricklin thought they could fly close to the sun, and we all know how such things usually end. It is easy to speak in hindsight though. But many of us are dreamers, and so were the Bricklin folks. Too bad dreams alone cannot make your ideas work. If you want to learn more about the whole story, you can check out my article about the Bricklin SV-1!

The car of a decade – 1990 Peugeot 205 GTI

cars transported in 2018

Currently, people in the US do not have much love for small vehicles. We have big roads, which require big cars. Everyone has their eyes on an SUV or a pickup, even if they do not drive one (or need it, for that matter). The ’80s and ’90s were quite different in that regard.

Back in the day people had more appreciation for small cars. The good news is that Europeans still enjoy these vehicles. This is why the successors of this entry – 1990 Peugeot 205 GTI – are quite welcome on the Old Continent.

Peugeot 205 is not a pretty car by any means. The French company has plenty of other designs, which would put this one to shame. Nonetheless, people embraced the car and did not stop buying it for two straight decades. It is actually not that hard to spot it in Eastern Europe. Just imagine – a simple everyday car holds its own even after 30 years of use. That wins it some respect, does it not?

So I may not find Peugeot 205 GTI particularly enjoyable, but I still appreciate it for what it is. And it absolutely deserves a spot on this list of interesting vehicles. It makes me want to see more small cars in the States. Frankly, it would make the whole parking situation around the cities a whole lot easier.

The sports car of an era – Third Gen Corvette Stingray

cars transported in 2018 Corvette Stingray
Corvette Stingray – a true American icon!

Let’s end this list with a popular pick. What can I say about the third generation Corvette Stingray that has not been said already? If the Testarossa marked the 80’s, this Stingray may as well be the champion of the ’70s. Out of all the cars on our list, I was most excited about this one.

Looks? Awesome! Reputation? Superb! Performance? Breathtaking! This vehicle allowed people to experience the strength of 300 horsepower back in the ’70s with full steam. Provided they could afford it, of course!

For a sports car, the third generation Stingray was fairly successful with about 54 thousand vehicles produced. That makes it one of the fairly affordable classics, which have also stood the test of time. So even though shipping it may not be the rarest thing on Earth, I find it greatly exciting anyway.

What will the (shipping) future bring?

As you can see, 2018 was an interesting year here at Corsia Logistics. We are looking forward to seeing what 2019 has in store for us. Whatever it is, we bet it is going to be exciting. And you can even help us with that!

If you have a vintage auto (or planning to buy one) and you want to get it shipped, we are always here to help. With our classic car shipping service, you can rest assured that your precious vehicle will be handled with care. And remember to keep coming back to our blog for more interesting stories about the world of cars!

Share our experience:
Are you ready to ship a car?
Recent posts
car shipping quote

Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

If You See Something, Say Something! This is the slogan of the nonprofit group Truckers Against Trafficking, the organization’s main goal is to have more

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping an electric vehicle like Rivian requires several considerations. Here we will share some key aspects to keep in mind when you need to ship

Read more

Corsia Logistics team works hard every day to ensure reliable expedited car shipping service. Our customer reviews prove that.

5-Star Rated Car Shipping Company


they trusted us

and here's what they say

Simon Moore
Great company
Read More
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
High five's all around!
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Top notch
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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.