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Need some advice. A friend is flying to Chicago tonight to purchase concours 70 Boss 302. He will need to get it trailered back near Seattle in the next few weeks. Anyone out there know someone with extensive knowledge on this subject? How much per mile, bonded carrier, etc...
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Strongly recommend Intercity Lines. They do only enclosed transport, the trailers are built for hauling expensive cars, and the drivers do an extremely thorough inspection of the car at point of pickup, noting every exterior blemish it has, if any. The driver who took my Mach to Columbus was continuing on to pick up a load of cars in Michigan that were going to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas.

Figure about $0.75 to a buck a mile for a rough estimate. They all seem to be somewhere in that range. The big carriers, like Intercity and Horseless Carriage are all generally well-insured and bonded. Be extremely careful of the independents; no telling how well they're insured.

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Haven't had to have a car transported, but had a Houseboat moved from Atlanta to Chattanooga. Ask the courier for proof of insurance. The carrier that did my houseboat had his agent fax me a certificate of insurance. It showed that it was active, and what his limits were.

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A few items to consider from others who have

Be aware that many of the companies that ship cars subcontract out to other indiviuals and smaller companies.

Damage is not uncommon, May be little or big but if the car is a upper end car parts may be difficult or unavailable.

Know one original low mileage Boss that was sent from the Green Bay area to Calif. Big company hired, "Jo Bob" showed up to ship it, Guy fired up the car and drove the car through the mud and up into the trailer (NOS tires that had never seen the road) On arrival tie rods were bent since "Jo" had used them to tie the car down.

At the same time I've had friend that have had no problems in cross country shipping

Good luck

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