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Old 11-20-2017, 04:13 PM
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Almost any car that you purchase that is of that vintage, isn't safe to drive across country, until it is serviced and all systems checked and / or replaced. Unless you are very mechanically inclined, you should have it delivered, rather than gambling on a cross country trek with a 50+ year old car.
True, I made the mistake of filling out an online quote for car shipping. Got 7 phone calls within a minute. This is going to be fun
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:38 PM
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True, I made the mistake of filling out an online quote for car shipping. Got 7 phone calls within a minute. This is going to be fun
And every one of them wanted a deposit up front! Stay away from any online shippers, because they will lie to you, promise you the world, and deliver nothing of value in the end, except for the bitter lesson of loosing your money. Stick with established transporters that will handle your car with respect, and deliver it for the price that they quoted you. I have had lots of experience with car transport, and some has been good, and some not so good. Problem is that today, the industry has gotten more corrupt people entering it for a quick buck.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:46 PM
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And every one of them wanted a deposit up front! Stay away from any online shippers, because they will lie to you, promise you the world, and deliver nothing of value in the end, except for the bitter lesson of loosing your money. Stick with established transporters that will handle your car with respect, and deliver it for the price that they quoted you. I have had lots of experience with car transport, and some has been good, and some not so good. Problem is that today, the industry has gotten more corrupt people entering it for a quick buck.
Actually they all left voicemails asking me to call for my quote. As opposed to just leaving me the quote on the voicemail, or better yet emailing me. Seems they are a little evasive about estimating a quote without talking on the phone.

Currently have my eye on a 69 for 6500. If I can find shipping for 700 then I might be able to pull it off. Otherwise I may have to let it go. Only other option would be finding a friend that could tow it, but I dont think I know anyone.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:32 PM
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And you can be sure, next to none of them know what a hearse is or how big one is. And when they find out, they will want to charge you for the price or hauling 2 cars.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:12 PM
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My trailer hauler (two Cars) just stupidly bought an 05 Crown Vic LX Sport from a Ford dealer in Cincinatti Ohio. I told him take a Greyhound and sleep alot. NO he was going on line and get it hauled CHEAP! Quote $300.00 distance around 800 miles Through one of the big brokers. Took five weeks to arrive and additional $65.00 charge for tolls. Still cheaper than go and get and he grossed around $2500.00 hauling locally for me and others. BUT the Ford dealer missdiscribed the car he would not have bought it if he saw it. Dealer thumbed his nose at my guy so there you have it, BUYER BEWARE!
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Actually they all left voicemails asking me to call for my quote. As opposed to just leaving me the quote on the voicemail, or better yet emailing me. Seems they are a little evasive about estimating a quote without talking on the phone.

Currently have my eye on a 69 for 6500. If I can find shipping for 700 then I might be able to pull it off. Otherwise I may have to let it go. Only other option would be finding a friend that could tow it, but I dont think I know anyone.
Put the $700 towards having the car made roadworthy, and take a Greyhound (bus, not dog) to where the car is, and drive it home.
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man if they want that much to fetch one now. last on I had hauled some 700 miles was right at a grand.
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A friend of mine in Beltsville, MD just had an inop '64 Dodge 880 sedan parts car transported from Spencer, IA to his shop in MD for $600. I believe he just put it out on UShip. (MD is Maryland, for those geographically challenged)
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I vote with Paul get a small tool kit, the top shelf AAA membership. a good cell phone. and names and phone #s of PCS members along the route. Ride the bus and on the return trip no land speed records. Spend the $700.00 to make it roadworthy the Cadillacs were good road machines. One of my friends Aunt left him a 70 six cylinder Nova in Central Ca. He had more $$$ flew to Ca. rented a car bought a new battery got the Nova running. Had it serviced returned the rental car and headed East. He told me before he left he was going to use NO interstate highways. Trip took him five days he said he had a blast and would do it again.
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Thanks for all the helpful information. I spoke with Daniel yesterday and I thought that over these last 13 years I had really come to know alot about hearses but you guys are on another level. I'm glad to be here and appreciate all the pointers.

My primary concern with driving isnt necessarily the age of the car but is mostly my own ability to stay awake. But with that said I DO plan to take this to conventions at some point so sooner or later I will have to take it on a long trip.

I am still waiting to hear back with more info about the 69 I found on CL, I am hoping that works out, but I keep telling myself I need to be more patient but then the other part of me says "youve been patient for 13 years"

Waiting for more info on this one:
https://southcoast.craigslist.org/at...349047747.html

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