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Old April 8th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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Coast to Coast is on its way to me right now. :-D

Check out Mercury Auto Transport...their rates are always very competitive, and they're great to work with.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the info all.

I also found good reviews of "Intercity". Thoughts?

Thanks.

I am waiting for quotes from:
Intercity
Barnes
Mercury
Horseless
Coast to Coast

------ Follow up post added April 9th, 2010 09:20 AM ------

By the way - i am not looking for the cheapest, a few hundred dollars or so is not enough to risk a crappy delivery.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Intercity, Horseless Carriage and other high-enclosed transporters are excellant, but expensive. Might be a little overkill for an old County.....as nice as it is ..
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Intercity, enclosed transport: $1926 to Bangor Maine (1 hour from me - closest "city" on IN95) $1695 to Portland Maine (almost 3 hours from me)

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Intercity, Horseless Carriage and other high-enclosed transporters are excellant, but expensive. Might be a little overkill for an old County.....as nice as it is ..
True - but I'd rather pay a little more for a good mover. Not that it needs to be enclosed at all.... but i don't want some sh!t place cracking the rare fiberglass bumpers or something.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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Like I said.......Try Athena......
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Does she just know you as Ken, or Ken the land Rover guy, or ?



Thanks.

------ Follow up post added April 9th, 2010 10:09 AM ------

Horseless: $2500

FedEx $ 2385

Both are enclosed.

I am thinking enclosed is overkill. LOL.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Like I said.......Try Athena......
Based on all my emailing and phone calls of the last week; Athena is by far the best communicator! Thanks for the hook up!
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Old April 9th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Just Ken or Ken from Britrover will work fine...

She can be pretty funny too.......
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Athena is a frickin' riot - love her.

So far she gets my vote for sure! price is very good and she sounds like she knows who to deal with and all.

Thanks so very much Ken!
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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Nola got shipped DAS (wasn't my choice...) now I'm all freaked out...

My wife tells me that when they came to pick her up the guy had trouble and kept stalling her...

I guess I'll find out Tuesday...
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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DAS was pricey to get to me here in Maine. Close to $1800 for open transport. No thanks.

"Athena" can do about $11-1200 door to door, open.

One other, I forget is $1500 door to door, open.

I have another friend that I had forgotten did this stuff checking for me. He thinks from 900-1200 is reasonable for a good shipper, one truck - not multiple on/off loads.

Doug

------ Follow up post added April 9th, 2010 02:42 PM ------

Mercury transport: $885 Denver, Colorado -----> Bangor, Maine. Wow - that's almost low enough it worries me a little.

I emailed and asked them if that's one truck or multiple shifts/loads/unloads.

Thoughts all?
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"...Thoughts all?"
I think you should make the darn seller DRIVE it out to you, just to make sure it's not a POS. Who does that guy think he is? Why should you have to....err wait a minute.
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As I posted in a previous thread:

I have used a person named Jeff Barnes a number of times and he has always been great. I got his name from a friend of mine who has a small classic car business that uses him. He actually picked up a car (not a Rover) for me this morning just outside Detroit and I hope to see it in Vegas in a few days.

Jeff@BarnesAutoTransportation.com
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Old April 9th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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Thanks "Eddd" - I will call Barnes, they were on my list but somehow I skipped over them!

And to Art: YEAH, get off yur lazzzzy butt and drive the thing to me!
I told you I'd happily pay you, convince the wifey you need a little R&R time and some time behind the wheel of the RRC to "say goodbye". Does she (the truck) have a name by the way?

------ Follow up post added April 9th, 2010 05:07 PM ------

Oh - and the latest is the under $900 quote from Mercury Transport is supposedly one driver, one truck the whole way. Insured etc etc . Open transport of course.

How quick can you have her ready Art?

I may fly out asap and see it, touch it, drive it, PAY for the rest of it then fly home the same day/next day and let the transport company ship it.

Doug
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Old April 9th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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ECR has used Jeff Barnes for over a decade. He is top notch, never scratched anything or had any damage or issues of any kind with him, plus he usually has some cool old T bird, woody or something on the rig.
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And to Art: YEAH, get off yur lazzzzy butt and drive the thing to me!
I told you I'd happily pay you, convince the wifey you need a little R&R time and some time behind the wheel of the RRC to "say goodbye". Does she (the truck) have a name by the way?

How quick can you have her ready Art?

I may fly out asap and see it, touch it, drive it, PAY for the rest of it then fly home the same day/next day and let the transport company ship it.

Doug
Funny that you say that, I was thinking the exact same thing about a road trip to say goodbye to the nameless old girl, but it's not looking good for me timewise until May (sorry), so I think I have to pass on the delivery as much as I'd love the drive.

I'm dropping her off for an oil change and a "once over" on Monday to make sure there are no issues should you or I be able to make the long drive out from Denver. So I'd say to be safe, figure on Wednesday for the earliest she can be picked up. I don't mind storing her for as long as you need however, so don't feel rushed either.


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I have had 75% bad experiences with shipping cars. The only one I used (twice) that was flawless was Mike at DMT (ECR recommended) he was perfect. Everything else has been, at the least, materially delayed in spite of my putting "time is of the essence" in the contracts.

Now my shipper is southwest airlines and an amex for gas on the way home.

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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Thanks Ron. I love the idea and all of driving it and i seem to be always on the road or in the air anyway it seems.

I just need to justify it somehow..... i need to find someone that needs a boat/small car/small uhaul of stuff etc brought from west to east. Anyone need anything brought over? Really.

Seems to me I've seen websites where people post stuff they need transported and the average joe can haul it? I am actually fully insured through the boatyard for anything I haul up to 2 million in item coverage and have a spotless record.

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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Mercury transport: $885 Denver, Colorado -----> Bangor, Maine. Wow - that's almost low enough it worries me a little.

I emailed and asked them if that's one truck or multiple shifts/loads/unloads.

Thoughts all?
Told you they were cheap. They're great to work with. Bunch of people have used them on here...I wouldn't be worried. Do a forum search on them if you are.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Thanks Horsey.

Waiting to hear back from Barnes as well.

Trouble is i *want* to drive it. Just timing......
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