We provide classic car shipping with top-tier service

SGT Auto Transport delivers on-time, reliable, car shipping and excellent customer service

Chris M.
Great experience - deliver was faster than expected. Thank you!!!
Doug P
This was the best transport company I have used from start to finish. Everything was smooth and the people were great.
Gary Paduana
I had a great experience going with SGT to ship a vehicle approximately 1400 miles. They arrived on time, loaded up quickly, and met me on the receiving end at my convenience.
Jeff Sundin
They made it easy to transport a car from Oregon to Alabama and returned calls fairly quickly. Thank you for the efficient service.
Mike B.
This is the second time I used SGT and I was just as happy with my service this time as the last time. Very responsive and competitive prices.
Robert B.
Was great all around experience, driver was great and professional at pick up. Good outfit to work with
What is classic cars transport

What is classic car transport?

Classic car shipping (also referred to as exotic, luxury, expensive, or antique car transport) is an auto transport service designed specially for the owners of valuable vehicles such as exotic, luxury, classic, and sports cars. It’s a premium service that promises extra protection for your vehicle and total peace of mind.

How much does exotic car transport cost

How much experience does SGT Auto Transport have with providing classic car transport?

We have an excellent track record for providing safe, smooth, and secure classic car transport. We only work with the most professional classic car carriers and our compliance department checks each one before we add them to our network. This department is also responsible for checking that they all meet our very high insurance standards, specifically defined for such types of high value vehicles.

Is luxury and classic car transport available

What is the safest way to ship a classic car?

The most popular auto transport service is open car transport. It’s affordable, quick, and easy to arrange. There is, however, a downside with this type of auto transport service, and that’s the level of protection provided for the vehicles. It is more than adequate for your average sedan, but owners of more valuable and expensive vehicles prefer enclosed auto transport. Because of the additional protection it provides you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your cherished possession is safe and secure throughout its journey.

How much does it cost to ship a classic car?

The cost of classic car transport services depends on several different factors. Smaller vehicles, for example, are cheaper to transport. Shorter distances also cost less. Other factors include the delivery time frame, condition of the vehicle and time of the year. If you choose enclosed auto transport it costs a little more, by around 30% - 40%.

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Avg. price
per mile
Sample distanceSample price
0 - 500 milesEnclosed$1.25300 miles$200
500 - 1000 milesEnclosed$1.00750 miles$511
1000 - 1500 milesEnclosed$0.711350 miles$700
1500 - 2000 milesEnclosed$0.651900 miles$840
2000 - 2500 milesEnclosed$0.632200 miles$888
2500 - 3000 milesEnclosed$0.532750 miles$945
3000+ milesEnclosed$0.483200 miles$1122

The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of 2023. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.

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How our luxury car transport services work

Quick & safe classic car transport services in 3 easy steps

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Get a quote and book your order

For your convenience, there’s an online calculator available on this website for you to use to find out the cost of our exotic car shipping service. Just a few seconds is all it takes. Enter your: pick-up city and state, delivery city and state, vehicle year, make and model, condition of vehicle, transport type, and first available shipping date (this is the first date your car will be ready to be picked up).

There’s also the option of emailing or calling our exotic auto transport shipping advisors to request a quote directly. One other option is Live Chat.

We include taxes and insurance in your fully inclusive price. There are no hidden fees. You make $0 upfront payments when you make your booking and canceling is free.

If you’re not satisfied with the price, please let us know so we can try our best to meet your expectations. If a direct competitor of ours has given you a better price, we’ll do our best to match it.

When you’re ready to go with your booking, click on the link in the emailed quote you received to complete it. It’s also possible to make bookings for your sports car transport by calling (864) 546-5038 now. You can also send an email or use Live Chat instead.

As soon as we know you’re ready to proceed, we can look for a carrier to meet your needs. There’s bound to be one in our extensive network of dependable and vetted carriers. You’ll get a phone call, when we’ve found one, to confirm your pick-up date. We’ll also fill you in on the details of the next step in the luxury car shipping process. We send the carrier's contact details to you in an email.

We take a small partial payment from your credit or debit card at this point, for Discounted Cash Price orders. You pay the balance upon delivery of your vehicle. You can make the final payment in cash, cashier’s check, or money order. For Regular Price orders, we’ll collect the total amount. This is so we can reserve your spot on the trailer.

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We pick up your vehicle

A few hours before your scheduled pick-up time, your assigned carrier will get in touch to confirm the details. They also need to confirm that the pick-up location is safe and legal for large commercial vehicles. If it’s not, don’t worry. You can agree upon an alternative location, such as a wider street nearby, where you work, or in a parking lot, if necessary. They also require confirmation to make sure someone is available to release the vehicle. If you can’t be there, you can nominate a third -party to act on your behalf. Consider asking a neighbor, friend, family member, or work colleague.

Before the carrier loads your vehicle onto the classic car transport trailer, you first have to examine it along with the driver, checking for any existing damage. Make a record of this on the Bill of Lading, before you sign. You’ll be given a copy of this important document that you must keep safe.

Now all the paperwork is complete, you can say goodbye to your precious baby and they will load it very carefully onto the trailer. Even though you know the carrier will treat your car with respect, that might not stop you worrying. For your peace of mind, you can contact the driver at any time during the journey, so you can check on your vehicle’s progress. You’ll also receive regular updates by email, Live Chat, or phone.

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You receive your vehicle

You’ll receive another phone call from your assigned carrier when your classic car is almost home. With a few hours notice, you can make sure you’re available to accept delivery of your car. Don’t worry if that’s not possible, because you can nominate a third-party to accept delivery on your behalf. The only stipulation is that they have to be over 18 years of age. Think about asking a neighbor, friend, relative, work colleague, or acquaintance.

You get another chance to inspect your car when it’s delivered. This is just to make sure everything is in order. Finally, you sign the Bill of Lading to accept delivery of your car. If you opted for the Discounted Cash Price, you now have to pay the balance. You can make payment in cash, cashier’s check, or money order.

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A cut above other luxury, exotic, classic, and vintage car transport companies

Learn why we are one of the top classic car transport companies

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Nothing to pay upfront

When you book your exotic car transportation services you pay nothing upfront. Find out how much our antique car transport service costs by using our instant online quote calculator. We take payment only when we’ve assigned your shipment to a carrier and your car is dispatched or shipping.

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The most trusted car transport company at uShip

uShip has awarded us the very prestigious title of the most trusted car shipping provider. But don't just take their word for it. Read our customer reviews and you'll understand why we earned such an honor.

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Complete insurance coverage

From the moment your luxury or classic car is picked up to the end of its journey, we provide full insurance coverage. You’ll also be pleased to learn that we include the cost of this cover in your quote. There are no hidden charges or fees. Our prices are inclusive.

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Customizable exotic car transport services

We love the fact that our customers' needs are unique and that’s why we offer fully customizable exotic car shipping services. Let our shipping advisors know what you need the exotic car shipping company to provide and they’ll work with you to ensure you get the best exotic car transport possible.

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Personalized luxury and classic car shipping

Get in touch with our diligent car shipping advisors by phone or Live Chat and they’ll guide you through the exotic car shipping process. We know how important it is for our antique car transport customers to feel special, and we do everything we can to make the process as smooth as possible.

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24/7 customer support

We make a point of always being available and constantly monitoring your classic car transport shipment. Your classic, luxury, exotic or custom car is an investment. We know how important it is for you to know it’s kept safe and secure throughout its journey.

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What type of auto transport service do classic, custom, and luxury car owners prefer?

Owners of such special vehicles prefer classic car transport because of the peace of mind it provides. They know their precious vehicle is safe and secure at all times because it’s transported using an enclosed auto transport trailer. Other services that people regularly book include guaranteed pick-up service, for those occasions when time is limited and express car shipping when you need to make arrangements at the last minute. Door-to-door transport services are another firm favorite because it means the vehicle being transported can be picked up and delivered to a location chosen by the owner. All our services are door-to-door.

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The benefits of luxury, exotic, or classic car transport

Learn about the advantages of using our exotic, luxury, and classic car transport

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Your car is treated with the utmost care

We have many years experience shipping classic, custom, exotic, and luxury vehicles. We have a network of trusted luxury and classic car carriers that will treat your vehicle with the care and attention it deserves. You can be confident your car will be looked after every step of the way.

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Complete protection from the elements

Choose exotic car transport services and your vehicle will be completely protected from the weather and traffic grime. At the end of its journey your car will be delivered in pristine condition, ready for you to drive.

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You can keep in contact with the driver

It’s only natural for you to be concerned about your vehicle during the shipping process. We don’t want you to worry, so we do everything we can to give you peace of mind. We’ll make sure you’re provided with contact information for the exotic auto transport driver as well as provide regular updates.

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Network of superior exotic and classic car carriers

The exotic car transport carriers in our network have passed our strict vetting process. Only the top classic auto transport carriers make it on to our list. To be included they must provide a quality, reliable, safe, and secure classic cars transport service.

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Door-to-door service

For your convenience, all our services are door-to-door, including exotic and classic car transport services. Let our professional shipping advisors know where your vehicle has to be picked up and dropped off. We’ll make sure the carrier gets as close to the address as is safe and legally possible.

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Suitable for modified vehicles

Exotic and classic car transport services are recommended for owners of modified or low ground clearance vehicles. This service is different to standard auto transport because the trailers used have ramps and tail lifts. Such specialist equipment allows the transport drivers to be super careful with the lower parts of your car.

What are the most popular classic car shows in the US?

Every year thousands of car enthusiasts and collectors gather together to admire and show off a vast array of exquisite, classy, and eye-catching vehicles at one of the many classic car shows across the US. Driving such priceless cars is not always possible which is why classic car transport is so popular. It provides extra protection and ensures it arrives at the show in pristine condition.

If you’re a lover of classic cars or a proud owner of your own, here are some of the best and most popular classic car shows you might want to check out. We can arrange auto transport for these events and any others taking place across the US.

  1. Iola Classic Car Show: admission is free and owners of pre-1942 vehicles get free show entry.
  2. Charlotte Auto Fair: the mission of this event is the promotion of factory-true restorations of vehicles 25-years and older.
  3. Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show: a popular feature of this show is the Rockability Roundup feature which showcases more than 400 cars in non-restored condition.
  4. Back to the 50s Weekend: this event has been named USA Today’s Best Car Show for three years in a row.
  5. Cruisin the Coast: more than 8,000 vehicles take part in this event with the owners traveling from 4 different countries and 40 states.
  6. Hot August Nights: this event started out as a celebration of everything 50s and 60s, but has evolved into a popular vintage car show.
  7. The Elegance at Hershey Classic Car Show: The Grand Ascent that takes place on day one and sees drivers racing over two days up a back road to The Hotel Hershey.
  8. Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance: for true vintage enthusiasts this event is the premier destination.
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Classic car shipping from business to buyer and vice versa

Is collecting and selling classic cars your business? Classic car transport can help you offer the best service possible for your customers. Provide a high quality classic car shipping service to complete a purchase and it will help take your business to another level, save you money, help your customer retention and increase your referrals.

Are you looking for a classic car to start or add to your collection? Buying a classic vehicle can now be done online and with classic car transport services you can have your dream car delivered to your door.

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How long does classic car transport take?

Many factors impact on the time it takes to transport a vehicle. This most obvious is distance. However, the location for your pick-up and delivery, weather, and time of year can also affect the auto transport timeline. Drivers hours are also limited by the Department of Transportation, to ensure truck drivers are well-rested and capable of driving safely.

DistanceAvg. transit time
(calendar days)
0 - 200 miles1 - 2 days
200 - 600 miles2 - 4 days
600 - 1000 miles3 - 5 days
1000 - 1500 miles4 - 6 days
1500 - 2000 miles5 - 7 days
2000 - 2400 miles 6 - 8 days
2400+ miles7 - 9 days

The Avg. Transit Times shown up above can be affected by weather conditions, road conditions, traffic, etc.

Frequently asked questions about classic, luxury & exotic car transport

Everything you need to know about luxury, exotic & classic car transport

Is luxury and classic car transport available if my car is inoperable?

An exotic car hauler will be able to arrange classic car transport even if your car is inoperable. You can use classic car transport services if your vehicle is not running, for some reason, or there is damage that requires special care.

What is the difference between classic, exotic, luxury, antique, vintage, and sports cars?

We can categorize cars in many different ways. Sometimes the labels we give them might seem like they’re the same, but there are generally very slight differences. Let’s provide a quick and easy explanation for some of the most common terms.
 

  • Classic: any vehicle aged between 20 and 40 years old.
  • Exotic: this is a vehicle that is extraordinarily distinct, out of the ordinary, or notably different from vehicles normally on the road.
  • Luxury: a luxury vehicle is one that is equipped with better performance capabilities, lavish interiors, and all the latest safety and technology features.
  • Antique: any vehicle of 45 years old is considered antique.
  • Vintage: refers to vehicles that have been built between 1919 and 1930.
  • Sports: the official definition is a low, small, usually 2-passenger car that has been designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving.

If you’re the owner of one of these vehicle types, there is one thing they all have in common. They are generally very valuable which means you want the best service possible from a car shipping company. Classic car transport is an auto transport service that is the safest and most secure way to ship your precious vehicle.

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