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Offline khum

Auto transport
« on: March 25, 2016, 10:48:44 AM »
Need some help here; want to ship an RX8/LS1 from Dallas to Minneapolis, was told to avoid the brokers and deal directly with a driver?
Any thoughts out there, how do I find a good driver, what should I expect to pay?
I know there are ALOT of scams out there in this industry and I do not want the car damaged in transport.

Any advice............................... :confused:

Offline markfluko

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 12:23:09 PM »

Offline karsty

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 01:55:56 PM »
Uship is definitely a good place to start and get some competitive prices.

Offline jayv64

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 02:05:22 PM »
Also used Uship to ship a motorcycle, and a coworker just had his FD shipped from Washington state to VA with uship for about 1k....

Offline gnx7

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 12:31:41 PM »
We have a buddy that drives every week from CA to FL taking Hwy10.  He doesn't really drive very far off this route.  If you have a car that is located along this route contact me and I'll connect you.

FL to NorCal is about $1K for a running vehicle.
'93 FD: 441ci/AllPro LS7 heads/intake en route, T56 Mag, 8.8" IRS, HolleyHP, DavisTechTC 10.32@137mph cats/full exhaust. 165mph 1/2 mile (old LS7)
'93 FD LS9 turbo, T56 Mag, Samberg 8.8" solid axle, 9.35@163mph 197mph 1/2 mile
`69 Chevelle: alum 5.3, GTS76 turbo, ChiseledPerf A/W, T56 Magnum,Ford 35 spline 9".CTS-V interior http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=18234.0
old yellar....440rwhp/FD sold but not forgotten: http://www.ponycars.net/scc.htm
I sell new T56 Magnums/McLeod clutch/T56 rebuild kits/Holley EFI/FIC injectors and all BrianTooleyRacing parts.  norcalmotorsport@gmail.com

Offline Cobranut

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 06:45:54 AM »
I used http://www.batsmotorsports.com/ to ship my FD from So Cal to VA.

They're a fairly small outfit, but communication was excellent, and they got the car here in good time with no damage.

Karen is who I talked to there.

Good luck,
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

Offline Filetpinion

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 01:22:26 PM »
I see uship mentioned a couple times here ... aren't they a broker too? I know this is an older post, but I just wanted to point out that it's no easy chore trying to find a driver without dealing with a broker. Most of them are not the major names you'll find in the industry in my experience. All that said, I've used a-1 auto trans and would recommend them, but prices vary between shippers so it's a good idea to look around a bit. I'm curious who you used and how it went since that's some decent mileage.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 06:43:51 PM by Filetpinion »

Offline karsty

Re: Auto transport
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 12:10:49 PM »
I've used uship a couple of times in Canada and have always dealt directly with the company owner/driver. Typically smaller outfits. I've had good experiences both times.