Classic Car Auto Transport

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Transporting A Classic Or Exotic Car? eShip Transport Has The Expertise To Do It Right.

You have just acquired a classic car, and it’s a beauty. Now you have just one problem, how to get it to your home safely and in pristine condition. Maybe you are moving house and need a ride for your classic car to its new home. There are many auto transport companies out there to choose from, but none of them have the track record and years of experience that eShip Transport has in handling classic auto transport.

Do Your Classic Car Auto Transport Research.

You did a lot of research before you bought your classic car and we encourage you to do your research before choosing eShip Transport as your auto transport company of choice. We are confident that you will find that we are the industry leader in customer service, on-time arrival, and damage-free delivery. Our five-star customer satisfaction rating and A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau speak for themselves and you will find that there is no better auto transport company to handle getting your classic car safely to its final destination.

eShip Transport’s Award-Winning Service.

At eShip transport, we believe in quality over quantity. 

We know that we will not be the lowest quote you find for the transport of your classic car, but we are the company that will give you the best service. When you choose eShip Transport to handle your classic car auto transport, you will be assigned your own designated agent who will hold your hand through the entire process. From the moment we pick up your classic car until the moment it is safely back in your possession, you will have direct access to your agent. Whether you have questions, concerns, or simply want an update on your car’s progress, your agent will be available and ready to help.

That’s the eShip difference. We see each classic car auto transport as a special project and will give it the care and attention it deserves.

A Complete Protection Plan For Your Classic Car.

At eShip Transport, our Platinum Protection Plan comes standard with every classic car auto transport. As part of the plan, we guarantee that we only use fully insured and bonded carriers and that every driver is experienced in handling classic cars. In the unlikely event of your car sustaining damage during transport, our Platinum Protection Plan ensures that all repairs will be fully covered. Also included in the plan is up to $300 in car rental reimbursement should your car delivery be delayed by over 48 hours. Additionally, should you need it, complimentary storage at our local, secure storage facility is available. Add to that our price lock guarantee, door to door service, and 7 day a week availability and we think you will agree that eShip Transport is the best choice for your classic car auto transport.

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What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Transport? 

Think of it as the difference between a Honda and a Ferrari. You’ll pay a lot more for the Ferrari, but the Ferrari performs a lot better. If the two were in a race, the Honda wouldn’t stand a chance.

So, while you’re paying more, you’re also getting more in return. That’s what happens with enclosed transport for your vehicle. Enclosed transport is more expensive, but the trailer thoroughly protects your car.

Open transport is cheaper, but your car has no protection from the dust, debris, and weather while in transit.

Which Option is Best for Me?

In this section, we’ll look at each option in more detail.

Open Transport

This is the most common method of transporting vehicles. Most companies that you call will offer this method only. That’s why some providers can come in with very low quotes. Be wary of them; they’re only offering open transport.

With this method, the cars are loaded onto a trailer as is. The carrier moves them just like they are. This means that the vehicles have no protection against the elements and dirt (or debris) on the road.  

Now, in all fairness, this is the most popular means of transport because it’s relatively low risk. The risk of damage to your car is around 5%. That’s pretty good by any standards. And, if you have an average-priced vehicle, this can save you some money.

There’s a low chance of damage and, if anything does happen, repairs are inexpensive. 

If, on the other hand, you’ve got a more expensive vehicle, like a Lexus or Ferrari, that 5% risk becomes more significant. With a luxury vehicle, even a small scratch is costly to repair.

If your car is a collector’s item, scratches could dramatically decrease its value. Either way, it’s not worth taking the risk of transporting high-value vehicles without protection. 

The advantage of using open transport is that it’s a lower cost. A further advantage is that it’s easy enough to find a carrier. Open carriers are a lot more common than their enclosed counterparts. 

From the carrier company’s point of view, an open trailer is:

  • Less expensive to operate
  • Cheaper to buy

Of course, none of these considerations will mean anything to you if you’re a collector looking after your prized possession. 

Enclosed Auto Transport

This entails using a trailer that offers the vehicles inside significant protection. There are two types available, and we’ll deal with this in more detail in a second.

The primary advantage of these enclosed carriers is that they provide more protection for the vehicles inside. The cars are better protected from the elements and debris flying up from the road.

If you want the best protection for your vehicle, this is it. Naturally, you’ll need to expect to pay a little more for the added protection of an enclosed transport.

There are Two Types of Enclosed Transport

Hard Side with Hydraulic Lift

This is the premier option and best-suited for high-end vehicles that have low clearances. What sets this apart is that a hydraulic lift is used to lift the car into place. This process reduces the chance of damage when we load or unload the vehicle.

The container that we put the cars into also has hard sides. The hard sides completely protect the vehicle inside from dirt and debris on the road.

Soft Side with Regular Ramp  

This is slightly less expensive. While this option certainly provides a greater level of protection for your vehicle than open transport, it does lack in protection in comparison to enclosed transports with hard sides and hydraulic lifts. With soft side transport, there are no hard sides to the trailer. The carrier covers the trailer with a tarp, so the vehicle does have a barrier from the outside elements. That said, there are gaps and holes in the tarps that dust and debris can work their way through.

Expedited Auto Transport 

Maybe something went wrong with the original company that you hired to move your vehicle. Perhaps something came up that makes it necessary to expedite the transport. Perhaps you need your vehicle at its destination sooner, rather than later.

It doesn’t make a difference – the point is that you can’t wait for the typical length of time. Whatever the reason, give us a call. We deal with an extensive network of reliable carriers. We’ll help expedite the transport for you. 

Expedited transport will cost a little more, but we’ll still negotiate the best possible rate for you. So, if you need your vehicle moved across the country fast, call us for the best price and service. 

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