I was beset with the shipping issue when I purchased my 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider. The selling broker offered to "ship it for free" using a service I would have no control over. I decided to make an adventure out of the process instead. I opted to rent a UHaul car trailer and a truck and tow it back myself. I'm kind of **bleep** about controlling things so this was the best option for me.
The UHaul thing is a bit painful in that they only will rent a trailer for specific cars and oddly, my 360 was on the list. The loading process was a bit scary as the car is very low but the folks at UHaul actually knew what they were doing and I had my car loaded safely in about an hour.
The trip back was uneventful and I managed to drive the 700 miles in a day and a half. Unloading was super easy. All in all, a fun adventure.
Whoa! STOP right there!
BEFORE your recent purchase moves an INCH, contact your collector vehicle insurance company, and initiate full coverage for the vehicle - to include full coverage for 'transport'. And, be sure to have the verification of coverage (and that it is 'in force'), in writing, before it moves...
While many established transport companies will have insurance coverage for vehicles they transport, it will most likely be minimal, and may not cover the full cost of replacement of the vehicle - IF it even comes 'close'. It is always better to be safe than sorry...
Hard to believe that this 'collector vehicle insurance company' did not mention ANY aspect of this within the article.