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shipping a car across country...

any websites that quote to ship a car from atlanta to San Diego?

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I would reccomend calling one of the many large transporting companies, another cheaper option may be to talk to some smaller car dealerships about transporting a car.

I can also set up a website and qoute you $0, the only term is I will actually drive it!
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There are, do a Google search for auto transport. I'm shipping a car from Texas to Rhode Island with a broker company from California (San Diego I think) called A to Z Auto shipping, I'll let you know how I make out in a week or so. You're probably looking at around $1000 for a reputable company. Be sure to use a reputable company.
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I used TNT transport on my 911SC from Sacramento to Ohio.
They did a good job, enclosed transport. manno@tnt-inc.com is the email address . Mary can send you quotes. Bob
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I also used TNT to transport my 930 from Baltimore to Michigan in an enclosed trailer. They were great, not a scratch on the car and great service. They do, however, sub-contract the actual transport so I guess there is always a risk.
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Around 750 for an open transport, 1200 for an enclosed one. I called several while doing research. Definitely go for an enclosed trailer, else your car will arrive hammered! Prepare for a few weeks of waiting too.
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I used concourstransport.com to ship my car recently very pleased. Not cheap but for a porsche you need enclosed.
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I've done a lot of shipping across country -- never enclosed. I've never had any more than a few dead bugs to cope with at the end of the trip.

You can get a broker to put your transport needs up on the 'net and save a bit. $1K is about right coast-to-coast on a bonded carrier (open). If you have the time & patience, you can put the job out there for less, and you might get lucky, finding someone with just one more space on the truck.

It's really the luck of the draw.

Recently, I couldn't find any transport for a car I had bought in Connecticut, and ended up just selling to a local buyer there.
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Go with Intercity Lines. They are the best, easy.
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I used Intercity Lines several times to go across the country, they're the tops IMHO
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actually it's for a subaru, but those guys don't know much...

I was thinking enclosed...but them's the breaks...

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Steve,

Any results from your head gasket operation?
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yeah...everything went smoothly....banged both sides out, torqued the heads on as prescribed.

THEN...

the last cam carrier bolt on the last carrier, and the last bolt that REALLY needed to be torqued wouldn't torque down...it was apparently over torqued from the factory...take a look at the bolt on the right.

f- bombing with a little

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I just used Intercity Lines to transport my '83 911SC Targa from San Diego to Austin. $1K for enclosed trailer and terrific customer service.

I shopped around and couldn't find a more reputable company for a better price.

Highly recommended --

Cheers!

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I appreciate it...thanks for all your help.

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Also, call David H. He transports cars all the time, and might be able to help find you a good deal doing it.

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I used an open trailer. The car was really dirty but no worse for the wear and tear

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