A classic car is defined as any car that is over 25 years old. This definition, then, would include such cars as the 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which has a Kelley Blue Book value of just under $2,000. But when you think of the term “classic car” you don’t think of an ’88 Olds; you think of a ’67 Ford Mustang, or a ’65 Chevy Corvette. A classic car is a car that people turn their heads to look at, the ones that the cool kids would drive to school in the ’70’s in. The Trans Am’s and the Corvettes and the Chargers and ‘Cuda’s out there – those are classic cars. And that’s what we’re talking about when we talk about classic car shipping services.
If you’re looking for classic car transport, you’re probably going to be looking at enclosed transport services because any classic car that has maintained or accrued value should be shipped enclosed. This is because most classic cars don’t retain their value over time – just look at the Chevy Nova or the Ford Escort, both technically classic cars but not worth much, especially as a collector’s item. Those cars would be fine being transported on an open auto transport carrier because a little dirt and dust and exposure won’t hurt their value.
However, there are a lot of classics that can’t be exposed to dirt or dust or road debris because their value would plummet, and once a vehicle starts accruing value again after years of depreciation it means that you have an automobile in your possession that will not only continue to accrue value but maintain it long-term if it is taken care of properly. You should always look for enclosed transport services if your classic vehicle is accruing value despite its higher price tag and lower carrier availability – it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to classic car transport.
We here at Mercury Auto Transport can help you get the most out of your classic car transport experience. We work with the best enclosed carriers in the industry, and even if you’re not interested in enclosed shipping we can still help you find the best carriers at the best rates to haul your car to and from anywhere in the United States. You can call us toll-free at 800-553-1828 and speak to one of our live auto transport representatives who can calculate your quote right over the phone, book your order and answer your questions about anything pertaining to auto transport. You can also fill out our free form to the right of our page and have a customized quote e-mailed to you with a friendly follow-up call from one of our representatives. With Mercury Auto Transport you just can’t lose.