We would like you to decide!!!
Now this is a car you don’t see every day….. a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, vin # EX87, which obviously stands for experimental. As some of you may know, Chevrolet began mass production of the V8 engine in 1955 which they immediately threw into the Corvette and the 3100 model (aka ½ ton) pick-up truck.
This car is incredibly unique for a number of reasons, primarily the fact that it has no real vin number. The chassis for this car is from 1954, so the stock motor mounts and transmission were not going to be a direct mount up. I would encourage anyone who is a die-hard Corvette owner to check out the link to the web page here http://www.supercars.net/cars/3999.html That is the only other known EX87, of which a replica sold recently for over $300,000.
……. Yes, this does quality for yet another reason that I LOVE the transport Business! Check out our Facebook page for more Pics!!
OK, it’s time to make the big move and you have more questions than answers.
Don’t worry, that’s normal! We are going to tackle the age old question of driving vs shipping, and how you can save money doing one or the other.
Let’s analyze the cost to ship a vehicle from New York to Los Angeles. Our sample car is a 2005 Honda Accord, which we chose because of its best-in-class fuel economy (27mpg, which includes just a bit of in-town use). Please consider the actual mileage achieved by your vehicle, because chances are the mileage is just not the same as an Accord.
New York to Los Angeles
- Average cost for one gallon of gas: $3.10
- Distance from New York to Los Angeles: 2778
- Total Gas Needed: (2778 miles / 27mpg = 103 gallons of gas) (103 gallons x $3.10 per gallon) $319.30
- Time Spent Driving: 6 Days, 5 Nights
- Hotel Cost: (5 nights x $80 per night) $400
- Meal Cost: ($25 per day x 6 days) $150
- Everything Added Together To Drive Yourself: $869.30
- Cost of All American Shipping Your Vehicle: Just over a Thousand Bucks’
- Piece of Mind: PRICELESS!!
When calculating this figure it is important to consider that NOTHING has gone wrong with your vehicle, and we have assumed you are traveling alone (or cost of food doubles)… Most importantly, we have NOT ASSIGNED A VALUE TO YOUR TIME. Not to mention the vast potential for issues while driving across country; flat tire, mechanical failure, simply getting lost, etc. Don’t forget, you will need to change your oil after that long trip, and your car will have just added almost 3000 miles to the odometer, thus depreciating your baby!!!
Yes, you will get to see the country, which is an amazing experience. If you have the time to make a trip of it, driving is a great option. If you want a no-hassle, worry free way to get your vehicle from one side of our beautiful country to the other…
All American Trucking & Transport has been a long time supporter of the San Francisco Giants, so when Barry called to ship his Hummer…. Let’s just say we were pleased to be of service.
This happened only weeks away from his record breaking 73 home runs in a single season, followed by the 762 Home Runs he hit in his career.
Please stay tuned for more information about the San Francisco Giants Spring Training! We will be shipping their cars to and from Arizona, with some amazing vehicle pictures to follow!!
It’s interesting to notice the changes in the industry over the last 17 years. In the beginning, people were shipping cars, then SUV’s, and now electric cars!
Going green means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In the trucking business, we are poised to receive the good news of an alternative fuel source. Truckers around the country, ours included, can’t wait to end our reliance on highly outdated fossil fuels.
As many consumers seek out the green revolution, they realize the market to support these proactive environmental decisions has not yet matured. Many people in rural America would love to own a hybrid, if they knew there was a reliable shop nearby for service. It’s not just vehicle service that is lacking, its transportation and relocation of this vehicle once the consumer has made the decision to purchase.
At All American, we pride ourselves in leading the industry in green vehicle transportation. Some of the unique challenges related to shipping these vehicles include; fragile composite materials, decreased wheel base, decreased vehicle width, and the need to “Plug In.”
All American is constantly updating its fleet to reflect these current needs and consequently receives a large amount of business from the green community. Once the word spread that we could safely ship a vehicle that is nothing like good old Detroit iron, the phones exploded with calls. At this point we are shipping between four and six electric vehicles a week, brands of which include Tesla, Tango, the Chevy Volt, ZAP… and a few others.
Please visit us at Facebook.com/MoveAuto for more information and pictures about the 130mph TANGO electric car that we shipped last week!
After 16 years in business, it’s not every day that someone calls in with an ‘out of the norm’ car to ship. Whether it’s a 1952 Porsche Speedster, or a Caterpillar Earth Mover… Chances are we’ve shipped it.
Well, this was not the case when Mr. Anderson called in to ship his 2004 Interceptor Parking Enforcement Vehicle. With a short and narrow wheel base, limited tie down areas, and fragile components…We knew this was a special situation.
The first thing we thought of was the narrowness of the wheel base because most car carriers have an open space between the two wheel tracks. The next issue was the size of the wheels; they were so small that our normal straps made them look like skateboard wheels. Mr. Anderson had already been turned down by three other shippers, and we could hear the concern growing in his voice as we addressed these issues.
We assured Mr. Anderson that tough jobs are our specialty and we would be able to make this happen. Much to his surprise, three days after placing the order with us, Mr. Anderson’s Interceptor was loaded and heading to his house in Washington. “How?” He asked. Well Mr. Anderson, the driver actually made a custom platform out of 1” plywood and bolted it to the rails of his truck. This provided a solid platform across the width of the trailer. Our driver then secured the small vehicle using tie down straps for motorcycles. These straps were small enough to work with the wheels, yet still provided several thousand pounds of resistance to hold the vehicle in place.
The driver called us as soon as the vehicle had been delivered. Mr. Anderson was so thankful that it arrived in one piece and was shocked to see the ingenuity displayed by the driver. The custom platform worked so well that Mr. Anderson purchased it from our driver and plans to keep it in case he ever has to move the Interceptor again.