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Classic Car Shipping

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We Specialize In Shipping Classic CarsTo & From The U.S.A


    Classic Car Shipping

    With over 35 years of experience our team understands the importance of safe auto transportation for all classic and antique cars. We pay extra attention and care to all our vehicles when loading and unloading them. We also work with the most reliable and experienced auto transporters, so that we can provide a safe and reliable shipping experience.

    To view our Classic Car Shipping Gallery click here.

    We Accommodate All Vehicle Types & Handle Custom Orders Too

    Custom orders include, but are not limited to rare vehicles, modified vehicles, antiques, or high-end vehicles. These vehicles are usually placed in custom crates, or are shipped by themselves with no other cargo on board. We ship these vehicles by both air, and marine depending on the orders needs.

    Below is a 1894 Benz Motor Velo that we recently shipped overseas.
    To learn more about this vehicle and its shipping procedures click here.


    How to Ship a Car to Europe
    If you want to ship a car to Europe from the USA, you’ve come to the best resource to learn how. Shipping cars to Europe is a simple process when working with the right shipping company. Once you start with SCL, we take care of all the major steps to ship your car anywhere in Europe.

    When shipping a car to Europe, start with all of the details particular to your shipment. A few of the things you should have in mind are the vehicle details, origin, and destination. With this info we can begin to work with you on completing your import.


    Container Car Shipping to Europe
    Container shipping is the most common way to ship a car to Europe. Containers offer necessary protection for the long trip and allow for additional services. Some services include consolidation rates, all-risk insurance, and loading goods inside the vehicle.

    Consolidated Container
    Consolidated car shipments are our most popular offering. With our volume of shipments, we can consolidate multiple cars going to the same location in Europe. By doing this, you only need to pay for the space your car takes up. This services offers the best rates with the protection of a container. The only downside with this is the shipment takes longer than exclusive containers because of the extra time to consolidate.

    Exclusive Container
    Exclusive containers are generally used when you have enough cars to fill it by yourself. This type of shipping is also used if you need to skip the time for consolidation and need to ship sooner.

    Air Freight to Europe
    Air freight shipping to Europe is used when time is the main concern and cost is not an issue. When using air service, the total transit time is around 2-3 weeks. This shipment type is very expensive and is usually for events or shows where there is a tight deadline and the vehicles are high value.


    How Much Does Shipping Cars to Europe Cost
    The cost for car shipping to Europe depends on factors specific to each person. An example is that the price to ship a car to Europe from Los Angeles will be more expensive than from New York, even with all other things the same. For this reason we create custom quotes for every car shipment to make sure you receive the most accurate price.

    To begin shipping your car to Europe and get a custom quote, please fill out our Online Quote Form or call in at 310 549 0600.

    When you are ready to ship your car to Europe, and if price is a major factor when determining who you choose, ask us for a quote. You will get a clear written quotation defining your options from the US origin port to Europe. Should you need any advice or information prior to making that decision, we are happy to answer all your questions.

    Rates start as low as $850 for cars depending on vehicle dimensions, pickup location, and EU base port of entry.*

    *These estimates are for ocean freight only in a shared container and don’t include destination fees or duties and taxes.

    Services Available:

    Roll on Roll off (Ro-Ro) & Container Vessel.

    We are a licensed and bonded company that ships all vehicles types which include, but are not limited to High End Vehicles/Luxury Cars, Classic and Collectible Cars, Armored Vehicles, Modified Vehicles, Bulletproof Vehicles, Military Vehicles, Custom Cars, Race Cars , and more… We also accommodate all Domestic and Foreign makes and models.

    Before shipping your vehicle overseas one must first make sure to have or obtain the Original “Certificate of Title” or “MSO”, Bill of Sale or Commercial Invoice, a Copy of your Photo ID, and a Passport or Drivers License. For more information click here.

    We offer two types of Marine Insures for those who would like to insure with us. One has the option to select from an “All Risk”policy, or “Total Loss” policy.

    We’re also trusted and proud members of the NCBFAA, FIATA, TIA, Spider Freight Network, and the Better Business Bureau organizations.

    Roll on Roll off (Ro-Ro) and Container vessel.

    Before beginning the international auto shipping process of your vehicle please make sure to have, or obtain all the following documents:

    Original “Certificate of Title” or “MSO
    Bill of Sale or Commercial Invoice
    (Not required when shipping your own personally owned vehicle)
    Copy of Photo ID, Passport or Drivers License

    If the “original title” is not available or if you have a lien holder, shipping your auto is still possible. If we can show customs an original company letter headed document from the lien holder, stating that they authorize the automobile shipping with a copy of the title, and contact info with a name and phone number for verification. Please contact our office for more information on this process.

    When shipping an auto, U.S. Customs inspects the original title. With these shipping forms you have a “Power of Attorney”, which is an authorization from the “Shipper” or “Consignee” for the shipping of the auto; therefore, AbleCargo.Com can be your “export agent” with an acknowledgement of our “terms and conditions”.


    International Auto Shipping Booking procedures:

    All bookings for auto shipments are handled through our San Diego office

    When booking a car shipment, we require all documents above and payment before we can schedule a shipment. You can download the forms from this page or request them by fax, e-mail or mail.

    When sending the original titles, checks and forms please use a courier service such as DHL, Fed Ex or Express Mail. DO NOT USE REGULAR MAIL We can return the title same way back to you or to our overseas agent where you pick up the vehicle and documents.

    After we receive your documents, we provide you with an address and booking # for delivery to a Port or warehouse facility. When we are picking up vehicle from your door, pick up arrangements will be confirmed.

    A “warehouse receipt” or “condition report” will be issued when we receive the vehicle.

    1/4 tank of Gas Maximum.


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    Quotes are available online with a guaranteed response within 24 hours for international car shipping and moving services.