Corvair Center Forum : Corvair Center Phorum
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: October 14, 2020 07:53AM
A week or so ago I posted that a buddy of mine wanted an EM (conv or coupe). Got a lot of response which I passed onto him. He now has 4 choices he's sorting out. A couple are about 500 miles from him, he's in Fla.Now he needs info on a reliable shipper preferably someone located in the southeast. He has contacted several but nothing seems to stand out.He prefers a closed transport (these cars are to nice for open). Any and all suggestions will be passed onto him.Somewhere down the road I will get him into the Corvair world. EddieB Dade City,Fl
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: October 14, 2020 09:17AM
If buying a car 500 miles away I would probably drive up, stay the night and then drive back home.
Posted by: wittsend ()
Date: October 14, 2020 10:35AM
I can't advise who to use but beware of places that offer low costs. I've read a host of sad stories. A lot of these "deals" have the car on/off the transport as the car "inches" toward its destination. Also claims of "the battery was dead" and the cost skyrocks because of the "manufactured" difficulty.
I'm with Timothy. If the car is close enough, just go get it. It might be before the cash exchanges hands the buyer might see reasons to NOT buy the car. It can be disappointing and frustrating to come home empty handed but in the long run wise.
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 14, 2020 02:04PM
I did a search on another site I frequent and came up with a couple possible choices that might work. The person who recommended it said (posted 03-14-2003)
"The Prowler made it to Jupiter, FL safe and sound. Intercity Lines transported the car and they did a remarkable job and they were affordable. I'd recommend them."
[intercitylines.com] Back in 2003 it cost $950.00 from CT to FL.
Other companies members who own Prowlers have used and are happy with include:
[reliablecarriers.com] They were the carrier Chrysler used to deliver Prowlers to the dealers.
[nxautotransport.com] (Based out of Miami Fl.)
Here is a link to a place that offers "Reviews" of Transport companies.
Keep in mind that anyone you choose needs to be well insured.
[www.transportreviews.com] (Oops, I neglected to include the link for the review site.)
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/2020 02:12PM by Caraholic4life.
Posted by: 1963RedBrier ()
Date: October 14, 2020 06:28PM
We know it's going to Florida, but where does the new Corvair need to be moved from?
Posted by: grubin ()
Date: October 15, 2020 03:40AM
I used Reliable from Shades Corvair to upstate NY Took a bit longer was only a few bucks more but worth every penny
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 15, 2020 03:12PM
I used U-ship and they did the bait and switch. After stringing me along for several days they raised the price.
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