Auto Transport Quotes: Shipping a Hot Rod
Hot rods are cool. Whether you built yours yourself from the ground up, fixed one up, or you have one you plan on fixing up, they’re something special and uniquely American, really.
From their varied designs and layouts to the custom paint and the engines under their hoods, hot rods give anyone who owns one a sense of freedom. It incorporates the great qualities of our fathers and grandfathers; rebuilding something that magnificent, with your own hands, is an accomplishment that you can be proud of.
And something that fills you with so much pride (because you built it with your own hands) needs to be protected when you’re planning on shipping it.
Whether you’re selling your beloved creation, buying one from someone else, or are buying a junker to fix up, you want to make sure that you take the time to ship it properly. For hot rods that need restoring, open auto transportation should be just fine. It’s the really nice ones that will likely need to be transported via an enclosed auto transport carrier.
Open transportation is cheaper, as it’s considered the standard shipping method for most private vehicles, but enclosed transport provides additional protection from the elements and the daily hazards of the road that open transport cannot boast. This makes it ideal for those vehicles that are rare, valuable or difficult to replace or repair.
Errant dirt, dust and rocks can cause superficial damage to the exterior of a vehicle, and while significant dings and dents and scratches are rare, even open transport can damage paint that will need to be fixed.
Hot rods are a great thing, and a lot of people enjoy the feeling that comes from fixing them, driving them, and admiring them. Many people ship their hot rods to and from car shows – this is one of the more common reasons why people transport their hot rods.
If you’re looking for transportation services to or from a car show, you’ll want to ship enclosed, particularly if you’re going to be showing off your hot rod to thousands of other people. If you’re just looking to transport it from one location to another that’s fine too – you’ll want to discuss your shipping options with your transportation company if that’s the case.
Either way, you can fill out our free online quote form to get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. You can also contact us any time toll-free at 800-930-7417. If you call, an agent can give you a quote, answer questions, and even help you place a reservation right away. So give American Auto Shipping a chance and see what we can do for you.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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