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08-06-2009, 05:42 AM
Who do you guys recommend?

Exotic has not answered any calls, and A-1 Auto Transport was supposed to call me back "in 5 minutes" and didn't call at all.

08-06-2009, 07:29 AM
Reindeer moved my TR3 from Wisconsin to Virginia promptly and took very good care of the car. They put it on the top middle position of the open car carrier. Do not use Reliable out of CA!! This was an scam that would have cost me $650.00 if VISA did not reimburse me. And did cost me months without my newly purchased car and much effort.

08-06-2009, 09:38 AM
I used A-1 when I had mine brought up from Florida

costed me 550$ in a closed trailer~!

well worth calling back~! :driving:

Geo Hahn
08-06-2009, 05:45 PM
This going to depend very much on how much time you have and what you're willing to spend. I have never had a bad experience (in moving about 10 cars) but I always ask lots of questions to get a good feel for the outfit I am working with. Never used the same one twice (several were husband & wife teams with just one truck) so I can't name a name.

08-06-2009, 08:45 PM
Where is the car coming from? I assume you are going to Maryland.???

I had a TR6 shipped from Maryland to nashville, TN at a very reasonable rate a few years ago. I gathered prices from all of the large "shipping brokers" online and found the best deal. When the car arrived, i got the card of the driver who told me he would do future jobs for less if I booked directly. The cost including the Broker's fee was less than it would have cost me for a uhaul trailer and gas to Maryland and back!

This wasn't fancy enclosed transport but it was non-stop (no two+ night stops/storage) along the way. Pick up to delivery was less than 30 hours.

08-06-2009, 09:07 PM
A group of four TR owners had their Triumphs shipped from the '08 VTR National Convention (NATC '08) in Ypsilanti, Michigan to the Los Angeles area. They used Fed Ex and were very pleased with the experience. There was an article about it the the VTR newsletter, The Vintage Triumph.

08-06-2009, 10:04 PM
I bet that was big $$ Bob. Not a criticism, just an observation...

08-07-2009, 10:13 AM
I used this site to look at different options:

Then I ended up going with https://www.fourcornerstransportservices.com

They shipped the tr3 from New Mexico to New York. Cost was about $1000.00. Woman's name there is Ellen. Very nice and did great work. 360-882-2584

08-08-2009, 08:03 PM
I used Intercity a few years ago, bringing my TR3A from Phoenix to Richmond. It was an exceptional experience. Two-level, fully enclosed trailer and very reliable personnel.


I was unable to meet them on the Phoenix-end of the transfer, and they worked with my designee - covering every detail of the loading and shipment with him. They offered electronic status en-route and gave me an arrival time, +/- one hour. On receipt and unloading, they thoroughly inspected the vehicle with me, only leaving when I was good-to-go.

An aside, the driver invited me to climb into the trailer and check out the TR before he unloaded it. Sitting in front of it was a French Racing Blue Bugatti Type 35. I told the driver to feel free to back it out to keep the Triumph company...