Shipping Advise - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shipping Advise

Help. Just bought my 67 GTO and trying to ship from PA to NC. Cannot believe the number of come ons and just outright ripoff artists there are out there. Are there any reputable, inexpensive shippers you would recommend?
Thanks
golfbum13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 12:39 PM
64-67 Expert
 
geeteeohguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 8,470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
PA to NC? Drive it back. Not a very long distance, IMO.
geeteeohguy is online now  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 04:24 PM
 
skurfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sedalia, Missouri
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it doesn't drive you can rent a trailer for less than a hundred bucks. If you decide to use a shipper, get some comfort that they are reliable. Damage happens and parts get stolen and nobody knows anything about it. Or, offer to pay the seller to bring it to you.
skurfan is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I pulled my 68 gto with a rental uhal trailer.

U-Haul: Auto Transport Rental

It cost me $89 (+75 deposit) plus gas. perhaps you have a 1500 truck or a friend with one?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	WP_20130907_001.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	1.27 MB
ID:	29321  
young99 is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Former Super Moderator
 
Rukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Have a buddy drive you up and follow you back as you drive your new ride. Take some tools, jack, spare tire, gas can, etc.
Rukee is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Former Moderator
 
ALKYGTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wentzville, Mo.
Posts: 2,893
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfbum13 View Post
Help. Just bought my 67 GTO and trying to ship from PA to NC. Cannot believe the number of come ons and just outright ripoff artists there are out there. Are there any reputable, inexpensive shippers you would recommend?
Thanks
OP, you get what you pay for. Save a buck now and you'll pay later. Verify whomever you get to ship your car is licenced and insured and even ask for references. I would look around at places that have actual customer reviews like this-

http://www.transportreviews.com/comp...g-carriers.asp
ALKYGTO is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 06:22 AM
 
MAP53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lebanon Junction, KY
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I learned about shippers this past summer. I had bought a SVO Mustang from a person on Long Island. I did not want to have to drive through NYC with a trailer so I called the same company that the PO had used when he bought the car. I also Googled auto transport and there were a ton of listings offering quotes. I sent for three or four to compare.

As it turned out all the companies including the one the PO had used were not the actual shippers, they were brokers. The brokers post the trip they are looking for on a couple of web sites and the actual truckers/trucking companies bid on the job. Just like on that show "shipping wars" I suppose. So the low bidder to the broker gets the job if you agree. Then you send a "deposit" by CC and the balance is due the trucker on delivery. The deposit is the fee the broker gets and the balance is what the trucker gets.

The whole thing is kind of scary when you think about not really knowing just who is transporting your car.

In my case the actual trucker was from nearby where I live and was very good to deal with, he had a F350 with a gooseneck trailer that held three cars. he called me twice the day of delivery and even once to tell me he would be 20 minutes later than planned.

He gave me his number and told me to call direct next time and cut out the broker, which is exactly what I did the other day because I just bought a 69 GTO and guess where it is-Long Island.

BTW this time I did call Reliable and InterCity for a quote since I have been told by two different people that the GTO rates enclosed transport. So I am still deciding how to go with the shipment. It looks like it's about double for enclosed transport vs. open.
MAP53 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Super Moderator
 
BearGFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Springtown, TX
Posts: 5,731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by MAP53 View Post
BTW this time I did call Reliable and InterCity for a quote...
If I were having to ship my car somewhere, those are the only two I'd even consider. Regardless of cost.

Bear

BearGFR
Springtown, TEXAS
BearGFR is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:10 AM
 
Tambo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've shipped six cars over the past 4 years from around the country and have used open transport with no problems. By the same token, if I was shipping a $100k Judge it would be in enclosed. I only use owner-drivers or family owned companies with their own trucks. I'm moving a 70 GTO next week from NC to CA and using Door To Door Auto Transport | Auto Shipping and Auto Transport Quotes for the first time. This family owned company was recommended to me by a Pontiac collector. Brokers are rife in the industry and ruthless.
Tambo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advise on a '71? old-goat 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 5 07-09-2013 12:15 PM
Need Advise SL64 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 8 02-25-2011 09:15 PM
Please advise GOATbreath 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 14 03-24-2008 08:50 PM
Need some advise 04YJ-GTO Exterior Discussions 6 03-01-2008 03:16 PM
Need Some Advise warmongoose66 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 58 02-03-2008 12:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome