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I am moving from the east coast to the west coast in August. I have a '71 Chevelle convertible with a 454 big block in it and am trying to decide whether to drive it or ship it. I've heard some really bad stories about the shippers and how many of them handle the cars in transit... like multiple loadings and unloadings on a long haul like this one... and the damage that can occur. The car is in great shape. It has a dual core radiator and new belts, hoses, tires, master cylinder. The body is also great with a new convertible top. There are 5 of us taking the trip with 2 other cars. Newer ones.... We are taking Route 80 to Chicago then following the old Route 66 corridor, all the way to Barstow, CA then heading north. We will stay mostly on the interstates, I55 - I44 - I40 and taking 8 days. Even at 15 mpg ( I think I can get better) gas will run about $700, shipping will be at least $2000 to $2300 on an enclosed 7 or 8 car trailer... I do have a good roadside assistance service ... What do you think,, am I crazy for thinking about driving the Chevelle across ???