Author: Jason / Date: September 19, 2022 / Tags: auctions
(RareCarMarket.com) – Buying a classic car at auction typically means finding a way to transport your new addition home. Depending on how far away the vehicle is, you may need to hire a company to ship it on your behalf. While it may seem best to go with the most inexpensive option available, cheaper isn’t always better.
While you may think finding a transport company is as easy as a Google search, there’s a lot that goes into the process, especially when talking about a classic. Instead, your best bet is to go through a shipping broker. This person or company isn’t going to do the actual moving, but rather handle all the logistics and research for you. They will then give you a few options to choose from.
Tip: Don’t sign on with the first person you speak to. Contact multiple brokers to find the best overall deal.
Important information you’ll need when you talk to them is the year, make, and model of your vehicle, as well as when and where the transport company will pick the car up and drop it off. You’ll also need to decide if you want open or enclosed transport, and you’ll need to know if the vehicle is operable or not.
Some brokers provide an instant quote, while others may need time to find you just the right shipping solution. Compare the prices and services available, including insurance and company reviews.
Tip: Since you’re shipping a classic, you’ll want to make sure the company transporting it has experience with this type of vehicle, which may involve white glove treatment.
Most importantly, don’t rush. Take your time and find the right broker for the job to ensure the vehicle you purchase comes home in prime condition.
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