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Old 07-08-2018, 10:08 AM
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How can you get a estimate without giving your email and phone number. Last time I tried to get a estimate for a car I was bidding on and lost, I was hammered for a month at all hours of the day by shipping sales people. The car, if won will be picked up in Dallas zip code 75201 and delivered to Marshfield MA 02050. Open transport is fine. Every one I've tried this morning won't quote without giving them the info.
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Just call the carriers. Reliable Carriers and Intercity are the best. I had my car shipped from ILL to Texas and it cost $1,200.
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Inquire with the transport company directly, not with a broker. Itís usually around $1/mi and thatís for enclosed
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Well, if it's about a buck a mile, Mapquest says it's 1,796 miles. So we'll call that $1,800.00 to ship it.....or $130.00 dollar one way plane fare and a 27 hour drive.
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How can you get a estimate without giving your email and phone number. Last time I tried to get a estimate for a car I was bidding on and lost, I was hammered for a month at all hours of the day by shipping sales people. The car, if won will be picked up in Dallas zip code 75201 and delivered to Marshfield MA 02050. Open transport is fine. Every one I've tried this morning won't quote without giving them the info.
Try "Logical Logistic Services" They're on Facebook. I used them and was very pleased with them. Tell them the Yellow Nova guy from South Carolina recommended them.

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At 25mpg, youíd burn 72 gallons.
at $3.50/gal thatís $252 in fuel.

Plus your ride to the airport and to the sellerís location.

Still a lot cheaper and a lot faster. And you wonít have any horror stories (like have been posted about) with the guy loading and unloading the car.

But you will will have more miles on it, and you run the higher chance of it getting damaged en route or breaking down.

Id grab a fun person and a map, myself.
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I sent Intercity a request for a price. They are local to me. Well sort of. Same state but 5 towns away. They are closed today so hope to have a answer tomorrow.
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Just out of curiosity, tell us a little about the Corvette you are looking at.
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I would road trip it. That's half the fun. I always wanted to buy a car on the other side of the country just so I had the excuse to Griswald it home.
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Intercity may be higher than Reliable, which is why I went with Reliable.
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Intercity is phenomenal. They will contact you Monday morning when they get in, probably a guy named Matt. They moved my Z06 from Scottsdale, AZ to CT and my SS from Chicago to CT. I'd bet a paycheck your Z06 will be the least expensive vehicle in the trailer.....by a long shot. Yes, Intercity may be $50-$100 more than Reliable. I estimate your quote from Intercity will be $1695.
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Originally Posted by Jfryjfry View Post
At 25mpg, youíd burn 72 gallons.
at $3.50/gal thatís $252 in fuel.

Plus your ride to the airport and to the sellerís location.

Still a lot cheaper and a lot faster. And you wonít have any horror stories (like have been posted about) with the guy loading and unloading the car.

But you will will have more miles on it, and you run the higher chance of it getting damaged en route or breaking down.

Id grab a fun person and a map, myself.
So you've got the fuel accounted for; what about airfare, probably 2 nights in a hotel, at least 6 meals, and usually the biggest factor in many people's decision....time. At the end of the day shipping won't be all that much more.
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I sent Intercity a request for a price. They are local to me. Well sort of. Same state but 5 towns away. They are closed today so hope to have a answer tomorrow.
Intercity shipped my 70 chevelle from NJ to CA. No problems great people to deal with.
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I paid $1300 (ship a car direct) from San Antonio to Dc. Enclosed trailer. That was about 4 months ago.

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I used Plycar last month. It was $900 for 825 miles enclosed. They are very professional and I would recommend. Some of the other national carriers such as Reliable were much higher. It appears with the rise in fuel prices have also risen. I did get some quotes back from the broker sites for open carry much cheaper.
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Road trip is awesome, but I only had to fly to Dallas and drive back to Alabama. Since I picked it up late in the day, I drove for a few hours and then spent the night. That sure was a nice trip. It was cool outside and didn't even rain on me. I would do it again in a heartbeat. However, 1800 miles is a different story.
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From MA to Vero Beach, Fl, my ZR1 was $1,200 enclosed in Dec. In May I brought a track Z from Houston to CT, 1800 miles. Penske Truck (to carry all the tires and parts) and car trailer was $800 (deeply discounted). Gas was $600 at 8.3 MPG. Add flight, 2 nites in a fleabag motel and I spent $1,600 and three days of my time. Shipping would have been less expensive and much less hassle. If you don't mind the miles, take a small vacation and plan a road trip.
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Intercity may be higher than Reliable, which is why I went with Reliable.
Intercity came in at 1,995.00
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Reliable charged me $2,400 from Seattle to San Antonio last week. That included a $300 remote area fee. The best part however, is I never spoke to anyone and I had it a week later. I got a quote on line Sunday a week ago, placed the order and paid online the next day on Monday. They picked the car up last Wednesday and it showed up today. I have no complaints.
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Intercity came in at 1,995.00
That's exactly what I paid back in Feb. '17. Your trip is a little shorter but fuel prices are up so that makes sense. I really like those guys, they've earned my loyalty.
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