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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 20, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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HELP ENCLOSED transport from the Midwest to California

Hey everyone, hoping to get a little help from the group. I have recently had my '68 Chevelle SS fully restored and after several years of work (and new paint) I'm ready to transport her from the midwest (Kansas) to California (Los Angeles area).

I am wanting to do this via enclosed trailer. Would love to hear anyone's suggestions (as well as reviews if you've dealt with anyone) regarding enclosed transport. I'm already fully aware of Jim at Truly Vintage, but to put it mildly, he seemed to have little to zero interest in doing something like this, so that isn't even an option.

Thanks in advance for any help or recommendations you may have!
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Re: HELP ENCLOSED transport from the Midwest to California

Bear in mind that many "car shippers" you see advertising on the interweb are nothing more than middlemen. They take your order and then sell your order to a driver. They want to make money and they don't care about anything else.

Therefore, you need to be really careful in choosing a shipper.

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I've used Reliable a few times with no issues.

Not cheap, but they are RELIABLE.


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Haven't ever heard anything but good about Reliable.
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I'll give reliable a ring. I'm aware of the whole "middle man" issue. That's why I'm trying to get references for direct contact haulers. I do not want to use a broker. I've waited too long and put too much into this car to "hope" that I get someone worthwhile that can haul it.
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I've waited too long and put too much into this car to "hope" that I get someone worthwhile that can haul it.
There you go.

Precious cargo.
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Re: HELP ENCLOSED transport from the Midwest to California

The second picture looked as if you were watching your baby being driven away....
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The second picture looked as if you were watching your baby being driven away....
That was the previous owner, crying.......

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That was the previous owner, crying.......

Roughly what did Reliable charge for transport and what type of distance was your shipment?
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Roughly what did Reliable charge for transport and what type of distance was your shipment?
Denver to Fort Lauderdale door-to-door was $1,900.

This car needed to be winched in and out, so I'm not sure if that affected the price either way.

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Re: HELP ENCLOSED transport from the Midwest to California

Can help some maybe?

Just had "classic" '52 Ford delivered from Florida to Long Island, N.Y.

Chose to use "Intercitylines" enclosed transporters. Excellent all-around service, ride arrived condition-wise just as it left Florida.

You don't pay "up-front", you pay when the ride arrives at your location, safe & sound! This feature I definitely liked!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Cost me $1800.00 for the delivery and I felt very comfortable choosing them! Here's a couple shots of it all happening! If you'd like to speak with them ask for Matt M., his number is 1-800-221-3936
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Here's another vote for Reliable. The husband-wife driving team that picked up my El Camino in South Carolina also delivered it to Houston. In January 2017 it cost $1340. Very professional.
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Re: HELP ENCLOSED transport from the Midwest to California

Another enclosed option that isn't a broker is Plycar. They own & operate all their trucks. They just picked up a '69 Corvette that my cousin bought in Phoenix, going to Long Island. Same enclosed rig that Reliable uses...cost was $2200.
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Can help some maybe?

Just had "classic" '52 Ford delivered from Florida to Long Island, N.Y.

Chose to use "Intercitylines" enclosed transporters. Excellent all-around service, ride arrived condition-wise just as it left Florida.

You don't pay "up-front", you pay when the ride arrives at your location, safe & sound! This feature I definitely liked!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Cost me $1800.00 for the delivery and I felt very comfortable choosing them! Here's a couple shots of it all happening! If you'd like to speak with them ask for Matt M., his number is 1-800-221-3936
Thanks. I actually reached out to them yesterday, so we will see what they say as well. Good to have a recommendation from someone on here as I've heard good things on them.
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Another enclosed option that isn't a broker is Plycar. They own & operate all their trucks. They just picked up a '69 Corvette that my cousin bought in Phoenix, going to Long Island. Same enclosed rig that Reliable uses...cost was $2200.
I'll check them out. Thanks!
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