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post #1 of 22 Old 07-31-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Buying an older vehicle and shipping cross country.

1949 Ford Sedan. All original with 80,xxx miles.

My grandfather bought one new in 1949 and wants another.

Anyone have experience with anyone that values older vehicles.

Anyone have experience transporting vehicles? (sodoomx?)

Thanks!

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1949 Ford Sedan. All original with 80,xxx miles.

My grandfather bought one new in 1949 and wants another.

Anyone have experience with anyone that values older vehicles.

Anyone have experience transporting vehicles? (sodoomx?)

Thanks!
i just drive them

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Got any pictures? Also from where to where shipping?

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Yes I do.

East to South.

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We always use howard miller auto transport. He has an open carrier and is bonded, insured, and has always hauled tons of stuff for us at a very reasonable price. Tell him John @ Clean Cut Creations sent ya!

Here is his info 207.223.9969 PO Box 58 Sandy Point, ME 04972

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All you need is a friend that has a car trailer. If you lived around here my neighbor would do it for a nominal fee. He has trailered several cars going up to the New York area. Find someone in your area that will do it. There is also a site called www.uship.org that will have companies bid on doing it for you. As the bidding starts it gets lower and lower. These companies move stuff all over the country and when they can get more people in your destination area they bid and the costs come down. The bidding takes a week or more so if you are in a hurry to get this done you have to start soon.

Just an idea I thought I would throw out there for you. Good luck.

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Yes I do.

East to South.
Throw some pics up and we'll see if we can help you with an approximate value.....

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Adam, I use http://www.reliable-carriers.com/default.cfm almost regularly depending of what kinda shape the car is in and what its worth you wanna defiantly use white glove service...its a little more costly but worth it.a good transporter can either value the car or hook u up with someone who will...but reliable is the most professional service ive dealt with to date..i have dealt with quite a few and it always seems like theres little issues that bug me.
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All you need is a friend that has a car trailer.
Thanks for the insight, but I have many trailers and trucks, just not the time.


Thanks Clean Cut and DaveOrama!!!!!

The guy is asking $7500 but from the looks of the pictures, which they are not very good, it is REAL dirty and never been gone through, BUT has been repainted.

The owners SAY the car is solid, but I have heard that before. It is all there and comes with some nice options, plus it is a driver with a WELL running flathead.

Neither of us can make it up there and I hate to buy site unseen, so we are at a crossroads.

It is in EAST PA and we want to fly up, but I am not sure it is worth even messing with a Northern vehicle.

I already have three too many projects and I feel obligated to fix ANYTHING that is wrong with it before my grandfather starts driving it.

He could care less. Money is not an issue, but he wants a stock appearing driver that he can take anywhere around town or small jounts.

Not a custom, not a trailer Queen and NOT a project.

Sorry for my rambling, just trying to get it figured out.

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