fritzsch
fritzsch New Reader
7/4/10 10:55 a.m.

Hi, I am seventeen and going in to college in the fall and I work only eight hours a week. As a result my funds are limited but regardless I need to get my car a 1961 lincoln continental from Langley, WA right outside of seattle to Champaign Urbana, IL. Does anyone know of any companies that will transport my car cheaply. I got a quote of $900 but I think thats a little pricey.

carzan
carzan Reader
7/4/10 11:12 a.m.

From my experiences with shipping cars, $900 is about what I would expect to pay shipping from WA to IL.

Osterkraut
Osterkraut Dork
7/4/10 12:02 p.m.

I shipped a car from San Antonio to Omaha for a little more than $600. I used uship, and the contractor had it there in three days.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
7/4/10 12:45 p.m.

Add up gas and tolls to drive it and $900 might be a bargain.

Look at train companies to move the car also, not just truckers. You may have to drive a bit as door to door is a little tough, but it's probably cheaper.

Or you could just sell to us......

Dan

carzan
carzan HalfDork
7/4/10 2:07 p.m.
Osterkraut wrote: I shipped a car from San Antonio to Omaha for a little more than $600. I used uship, and the contractor had it there in three days.

Check me if I'm wrong, but at that rate ($.65 a loaded mile), the same trip would cost him about $1400.

pete240z
pete240z Dork
7/4/10 2:25 p.m.

University of Illinois? 40,000+ students and a cool Lincoln will guarantee a lot of new friends.

Leave the car at home and enjoy being a freshman with a bicycle. U of I has an awesome transportation system set up already.

How are you getting it back in the spring?

pete240z
pete240z Dork
7/4/10 2:45 p.m.

Here is your new plan.....I have a free SWA ticket that expires on 9/14. I fly out to Seattle and purchase the Datsun below. You and I flat tow it back to Illinois sharing in the driving and gas.

That Lincoln have a hitch on it?

Datsun Roadster

Osterkraut
Osterkraut Dork
7/4/10 2:59 p.m.
carzan wrote:
Osterkraut wrote: I shipped a car from San Antonio to Omaha for a little more than $600. I used uship, and the contractor had it there in three days.

Check me if I'm wrong, but at that rate ($.65 a loaded mile), the same trip would cost him about $1400.

Perhaps I should have also said that DAS quoted me $900 for the same trip. It was more a suggestion to look into uship than the company I used.

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard SonDork
7/4/10 3:04 p.m.

Sounds fun, I wanna come!

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 HalfDork
7/4/10 5:10 p.m.

DAS isn't the best place to use if you care about your car.

I favor the suggestion to leave your nice, probably clean Lincoln in WA and keep it away from snowy, icey, IL winters. Enjoy being a freshman. You will want to take public transport anyway as you'll be drinking and partying.

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
7/4/10 6:07 p.m.

Not sure what you are basing your opinion on. I have used DAS to ship classics before and been very happy with the service. If you arent paying for enclosed transport with them then you need to take some of the blame on yourself.

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps Reader
7/4/10 6:24 p.m.

I like Pete's idea....

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
7/4/10 9:09 p.m.

Can't help, really..just wanted to tell fritzsch that it's just as much about the people as it is about the cars.
IOW, Pete FTW.

pete240z
pete240z Dork
7/5/10 8:24 a.m.

The craigslist roadster posting has left the building. Now we are onto a Z car.

240Z

fritzsch
fritzsch New Reader
7/5/10 11:54 a.m.

Keeping it in WA is not an option for me, since my hometown is Urbana, IL, it is in WA because I bought it there and started working on it when I visited my uncle. But thank you for the information I suppose 900 is going to be about what is expected to be paid.

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