We provide classic car shipping with top-tier service
SGT Auto Transport delivers on-time, reliable, car shipping and excellent customer service
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 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.
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%.
The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of January 2020. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.
We go above and beyond with our classic car transport
Check out some of our valued customers stories
Luxury car transport is the service we provided for this red beauty when she needed to be shipped to her new home in Santa Monica, California. It was the first time this customer had ever shipped a car so he was a little nervous. We put his mind at rest and arranged a hard-side enclosed carrier for his baby. He was able to monitor the whole process to ensure the safe handling of his car.
When we provide exotic car transport, door-to-door service is one of the benefits. We delivered this Panamera right to the customer’s front door and it was there when he woke in the morning. He was understandably pleased when he saw his dream car and tipped the driver for a job well done.
When you’re lucky enough to receive this kind of gift from your father for graduation, only the best auto transport service will do. We carefully selected our luxury car transport carrier for this shipment to ensure that the pick-up from New York and delivery to San Francisco when as planned.
An absolute classic deserves classic car transport and that’s what we provided for this beauty when the owner needed to ship it from the heart of Chicago to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer required no more than three cars on the trailer, so we arranged this as promised.
For this classic car transport, we were hired through uShip. The customer had a very tight timeframe for the pick-up and delivery. He required a pick-up within 24 hours because he wanted to be there to see the car get loaded and complete the inspection report himself. The shipment met his expectations and passed with flying colors.
We’ve been providing luxury car transport for the owner of this car since 2017. This “snowbird” has been using us for shipping this vehicle twice a year from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL.
For this Chevy Impala, antique car transport was the order of the day when the owner needed it shipped from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. We’ve been doing business together since 2016. Check out their stunning inventory.
The owner of this car hired us to provide exotic car transport. The car needed to be taken to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop for some aftermarket additions. As soon as the work was completed, we loaded it on the same truck and delivered it back to the customer in Houston, Texas.
The previous luxury car transport carrier canceled on the customer at the last minute, so we jumped in to help. He found us late on a Friday afternoon but had a special requirement to arrange his transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. It took seven days to ship this vehicle from Boston to Seattle.
We delivered this vehicle to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. As you can clearly see, the dimensions were a little unusual, so we arranged a single car carrier or flatbed.
The customer hired us to ship two or his three Ford Mustangs. He restores old muscle cars, and we’ve helped him out on several occasions by providing classic car transport for some of his other restoration projects.
Bought from a private seller in Arizona, we loaded the car without any issues. The exotic car transport carrier was super happy to see such a vehicle in pristine condition. They asked for some photos and a video at the pick-up, and we were more than happy to do it.
A photo of the moment of delivery always makes us proud of the exotic car transport service we provide. The customer took this photo of the carrier as he unloaded his new R8. Right after the picture, the customer jumped into the new car to take a ride in the city. To say thanks, he sent us a bottle of wine.
1957 Triumph TR3 was afforded the luxury of antique car transport when the client hired us on uShip. This was a challenging pick-up as the seller of the car had owned it for the last 60 years. We successfully loaded the vehicle and delivered it to its new home.
This was a really cool load for us. It’s a 1940 Nash Lafayette that we picked up from Salem, OR. We provided this antique car transport service for the American Pickers TV show.
How our luxury car transport services work
Quick & safe classic car transport services in 3 easy steps
1. 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. Show more
2. 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.
3. 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.
A cut above other luxury, exotic, classic,
and vintage car transport companies
Learn why we are one of the top classic car transport companies
Nothing to pay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The benefits of luxury, exotic, or classic car transport
Learn about the advantages of using our exotic, luxury, and classic car transport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.
Avg. transit time(calendar days)
|0 - 200
|1 - 2 days|
|200 - 600
|2 - 4 days|
|600 - 1000
|3 - 5 days|
|1000 - 1500
|4 - 6 days|
|1500 - 2000
|5 - 7 days|
|2000 - 2400
|6 - 8 days|
|7 - 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
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.
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.
Luxury, exotic and classic car transport hints & tips
Classic car transport advices from experienced car shippers
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