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post #1 of 22 Old 08-07-2009, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Shipping coast-to-coast

Last topic for info, I think. Does anyone have experience with DAS shipping (http://www.dasautoshippers.com/) or can anyone recommend a good/alternate shipping company to ship from the West Coast to Washington DC?

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post #2 of 22 Old 08-07-2009, 04:21 PM
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Put them into Google and see what comes up!

Definitely not the ones to use unless you are transporting a chevy.

If you want the vehicle to arrive in perfect condition you need a closed van and you should only use Intercity.

Contact Bob Sellers and indicate I referred you, and you will not find a more professional group.

It's about $2,200.00 from West to East.
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Put them into Google and see what comes up!

Definitely not the ones to use unless you are transporting a chevy.

If you want the vehicle to arrive in perfect condition you need a closed van and you should only use Intercity.

Contact Bob Sellers and indicate I referred you, and you will not find a more professional group.

It's about $2,200.00 from West to East.
Thanks again! You've been super helpful!
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Carriers such as you mentioned do so on open trailers and move your car 3-4 times minimum!

Intercity puts you can on a closed trailer and that's the one that delivers it in most cases.
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Carriers such as you mentioned do so on open trailers and move your car 3-4 times minimum!

Intercity puts you can on a closed trailer and that's the one that delivers it in most cases.
Greg....He is not shipping a "can" of tomato soup....He is shipping a "Ferrari!".....Are you sure you are a litigator!?.....ps....DON'T FORGET THE CAMERA!.....still and always will be.....Redhead Seeker!.
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It's not a can of tomato soup and that's the point.

A friend bought a beautiful 355 from Miller in Ct. They insisted they would pay the freight.

I told him it was a mistake!

Miller used a carrier such as was mentioned. The car was moved 5 times on different trucks many not even owned by the original carrier!

The car was delivered in a closed van in the darkness of night (purposefully)and absolutely filthy with the clear coat damaged on the front.

They had covered the car with a tarp which rubbed on the paint the whole trip!

$4K later the paint was repaired and Miller and the freight co. paid for it.

I insisted he use Intercity and now he realizes his mistake.

Don't make the same mistake!

The camera is already in the car.

See you tomorrow.
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After a couple of bad expriences with show VW Bugs, and a near show
Alfa GTV-6, I will being checking out my purchases first-hand and trailering.

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Thanks Greg! Intercity will definitely definitely get a call from me. As always, I appreciate the advice and am more than glad I asked the question.

As for checking out the car personally, I'm going to have various condition precedents to the purchase, the last being my personal review of the Ferrari. Being my first, I am keen on it being the right car.
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Grazie! Will do!
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Put them into Google and see what comes up!

Definitely not the ones to use unless you are transporting a chevy.

If you want the vehicle to arrive in perfect condition you need a closed van and you should only use Intercity.

Contact Bob Sellers and indicate I referred you, and you will not find a more professional group.

It's about $2,200.00 from West to East.
Bob Sellers is no longer with Intercity, but they still proved great on customer service and pricing. Thanks for the reco!
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Wow that's news! Bob has been there for ever!

They are fantastic folks and if any issue let me know as I know the owner.
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Thanks! I'm sending in my confirmation forms tomorrow and I'll keep you posted!
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They are first class.

They should call you when the car is picked up. Let me know if they do not.

Where will it be picked up? San Ramon at Brian's?

I'll take pictures for you if you keep me posted.
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Hey, thanks for the offer, but Brian's shop will be doing a photo shoot as part of PPI. If all works as it should, the car is going into Brian's shop early September for full belt and fluid service and a PPI. If PPI checks out, I'll be in Los Gatos mid-month to take possession. From there (and hopefully this isn't crazy), my wife and I are going to take 4 days to drive down US1, etc. ending up in UTAH where Intercity will do the pick-up.

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Does not sound crazy but adventurous!

Remember to pack light. You don't have a great deal of room!
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Does not sound crazy but adventurous!

Remember to pack light. You don't have a great deal of room!
Thanks! I'm repeating your words now to my wife...
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You also might want to rethink the length of the trip.

New car, possible issues, not quiet as a sedan, etc.

To me it makes a bit more sense to do the trips in steps until you are more familiar with the car.

As to room, you will need softside bags or they won't fit!
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You also might want to rethink the length of the trip.

New car, possible issues, not quiet as a sedan, etc.

To me it makes a bit more sense to do the trips in steps until you are more familiar with the car.

As to room, you will need softside bags or they won't fit!
I agree with Gcalo; the quickest way to tarnish that "new" Ferrari purchase is to be broke down in the middle of nowhere with your wife giving you "That Look!!!". If you do choose to drive then as a bit of a "Saftey Measure", might I suggest a membership to AAA (A automobile club with roadside assistance)(TOWING), I would also suggest getting their premium package that allows you free long distance towing......Mark.
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Mark's advice is good advice and I agree with him.

You may not be married long enough to understand That Look, but it is quite invasive and tough.

Give some consideration to a much shorter first exposure drive with the car until you know and understand it more.
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