How To Transport a Classic Car

Transporting a classic car does require some extra care and attention. There is certainly more involved when compared with your bog standard Ford Escort!

Car transport is usually undertaken one of three ways. Either your car is driven on trade plates, transported on a single car trailer or transported on a multi-car trailer.

Generally for classic cars, it is not recommended to have your car driven on trade plates. This adds un-necessary miles and carries with it a higher risk of damage.

Multi-car transporters are generally good and a fairly economical way of transporting cars. However, as your car may be either below others (where fluids from the cars above can leak onto your paintwork), or on the top (where it is more susceptible to damage by overhead obstacle such as tree branches), this option is generally not recommended for classic cars requiring that extra bit of care in transit.

Instead, you should probably opt for a single-trailer transport. Better still, you can choose enclosed car transport which will fully protect your vehicle from the elements in transit.

You should be extra vigilant when assessing car transport companies to transport your classic car. Be sure to scrutinise insurance cover and insist upon seeing references for similar car deliveries they have undertaken. If their forte is vehicle recovery of clapped out mini’s after demolition derby’s perhaps they are not your best choice!

As always, be sure to document any pre-existing damage before releasing your vehicle and do not sign acceptance on delivery until you have fully inspected the vehicle.