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Offline Grimsbyreaper


  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Drives: BMW X5 35d MSport
  • Location: Lincolnshire
Hi all

Sorry if this has been asked before. Did a search and couldn't find an answer.

Looking to transport a car from Sydney to NT, meet it up there, drive it around, ship it back.

any goods ideas of best way to do this, and who you would recommend?

cheers.
Back in Lincolnshire.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Hi all

Sorry if this has been asked before. Did a search and couldn't find an answer.

Looking to transport a car from Sydney to NT, meet it up there, drive it around, ship it back.

any goods ideas of best way to do this, and who you would recommend?

cheers.

It's getting hot up there - are you planning to go now?

Do you require a covered transporter?  Will yours be the only car going? Do you want the driver to wait for you to finish the driving or will they need to come back later? 

If you want a covered truck and personalised service, I can recommend Alan Norton and Russell's Enclosed Car Carriers.  But you'll need to be ready to write a big cheque. 



Offline Grimsbyreaper


  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Drives: BMW X5 35d MSport
  • Location: Lincolnshire
cheers for the quick response.

Not planning on going up just yet, but looking for options, and will be work dependent. Was a personal trip rather than a group (at the moment), and would probably want the driver to come back later.

Thanks for the info, will certainly give them a call and ensure I have a seat handy in prep for the quote!
Back in Lincolnshire.



Offline flamestone

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  • Joined: Jul 2007

  • Drives: to and from everywhere
  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
If you're happy to go general cattle class with an unknown driver, our local transporters (Sydney metro area) recommend just using Ceva Logistics.  Their website has online quote facility, so its pretty easy cost ideas.

But the moment you want your own table top or enclosed truck, you're paying for the man and his truck, and his fuel, and his accommodation...  there and back...  not pretty!

However you can sometimes get lucky...  got a car coming from Melbourne today, and it just happened to tie in as a backhaul since the guy went down yesterday with a forklift, and would have been coming back only half full.



Offline Grimsbyreaper


  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Drives: BMW X5 35d MSport
  • Location: Lincolnshire
Thanks Shane.
Back in Lincolnshire.



Offline adam01


  • Joined: Nov 2009

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Hi guys & gals

May have to transport Syd-> Melb. exotic this week, those that have had good experiences, any recommendations ?




Offline tasgirevik


  • Joined: Aug 2009

  • Drives: classic 911 = DD
Drive! Or fly>drive...one & the same in an exotic ;)



Offline adam01


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Drive! Or fly>drive...one & the same in an exotic ;)

Never heard of fly>drive  :D

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Offline tasgirevik


  • Joined: Aug 2009

  • Drives: classic 911 = DD
If you live in Melb you fly up (saves time) and drive the bastard back!
Mind you Porsche once modded the 911 engine for aircraft so anything's possible.



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Drive it , take 2 days, don't think the cops aren't around they can spot you from a klm away coming in the opposite direction, lost 6 points on a return trip a couple of years ago.

The only reason I would truck it is because of stone chips, but what the hell it's there to be driven, would be a good way to kick off the relationship, call by my place on the way back :D



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