Let’s say you’ve just spent seven figures on a high-end automobile – an exclusive supercar that defies conventions and exudes style and power or an immaculately preserved unique vintage beauty, a living piece of history.
At some point, you are probably going to need to move your prized possession and you want to do it the right way.
In this quick guide, we’ll go over a few things you need to know when transporting a luxury vehicle. Armed with the right information, you can successfully navigate the process and make sure your million-dollar car reaches its destination safe and sound, on time.
How to ship a million-dollar car?
Do your research.
Your million-dollar car requires white-glove service. So be sure to choose a provider that specializes in shipping high-end automobiles – from customer service agents to drivers who will be handling your investment-grade vehicle. Look for the opinions and experiences of people who have already been through the process. Carefully read online reviews. Consult the FMCSA hotline for your potential shipper’s license and insurance information.
Will you ship by air or by water?
Shipping your car by air is an option if you insist on security and fast delivery, whether domestically or internationally. It will definitely cost you several thousand dollars more, but the price allows for the exclusive and speedy experience.
Ocean freight is a popular option for overseas vehicle shipping. For better security, your car will travel in a container, but prepare to wait a few weeks for delivery. Ocean freight is the most popular option for transporting a car overseas. But keep this in mind – if your vehicle is worth more than $1 million, your insurance company will most probably require air freight.
Decide on open vs. covered transport trailer.
What is the risk you are willing to take in exchange for the money you could save? On the one hand, you have the open-air transport, which is the standard and cheaper option. Although incidents are rare, your expensive car still will be exposed to potentially damaging road and weather elements.
Covered transport, on the other hand, offers the highest level of protection. It is a pricier option and usually, takes longer to schedule a truck because covered trailers represent only ten percent of the whole fleet in the US. However, it is worth the wait because drivers are more accustomed to handling high-end cargo, and also the insurance coverage limit is higher.
How much does shipping a million-dollar car cost?
The cost to ship a vehicle is a variable that depends on other factors. Every situation is unique, so should be the price. At Corsia Logistics we offer manually calculated quotes that reflect the most current market situation. Our agents carefully examine each particular situation and deliver comprehensive, custom-tailored shipping solutions. Below is what we take into account:
- Vehicle make, model, and modifications
- Distance and pick-up/drop-off locations
- Type of carrier: open or enclosed
- Vehicle condition: operable or not
- Supply and demand on a given route
Whether you choose standard or expedited service will also affect the final cost of shipping.
It’s important to understand how vehicle price is calculated, so you can make educated choices. Do not base your choice on price only. When you ship an expensive vehicle like yours, you also pay for professionalism and peace of mind.
Do I need extra insurance when shipping a million-dollar car?
Given the unique nature and the cost of your car, it’s only natural for you to wonder about the insurance. Every reliable auto transporter carries insurance to cover the cost of your vehicle. Check the extent of their policy. If it is not enough, consult with your provider and purchase additional coverage. The important thing is for you to understand how much coverage you have, so you can make informed decisions. Don’t shy away from asking questions.
Shipping a million-dollar car might seem like it costs a fortune and requires a lot of effort. The amount you have invested in your vehicle puts extra pressure to make the best decision. So, start planning early.
Choosing the right auto transporter will make the process a breeze. At Corsia Logistics, we specialize in high-end automobile transport and make it our goal to arm you with relevant information. We understand our niche and the value of luxury vehicles.
If you are fortunate to own a million-dollar car, but this is your first time shipping such a vehicle, start here. Browse our website to learn all about how auto transport works, chat, or call us. And should you choose to ship your exotic vehicle with us, our logistics experts will accompany you from start to final delivery at your door.