From digest.v6.n704 Wed May 28 16:43:10 1997
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 13:15:32 +0200
Subject: Re: Trasporting my BMW to Europe. What's the best way to do it ?
05/28/97 08:15 AM
I shipped my 1996 328is from Los Angeles to Sweden using California
Overseas Shipping (800.303.7447). They are located in Stanton, CA, in the
Los Angeles area. Their handling was very professional, the experience
flawless. It cost $1275 plus insurance. Insurance rates appear to be
pretty standard at 1.5 percent of the car's value, with a $500 deductible.
The car was shipped in a container. Though my experience was very good,
shipping by container is by no means a guarantee against damage. A wooden
frame is constructed around the car to prevent it from shifting around. I
know someone who shipped his almost new car by container across the
Atlantic. Upon arrival, it turned out that the shipping company has
hammered nails through the roof of his car...
While searching for a shipping company, I was in contact with some company
operating out of San Francisco. They had been recommended as extremely
good. "Bit more expensive, but they specialize in exclusive cars." When I
called them with the question whether they could ship my car to Sweden,
they replied "By boat or by air?" Just in case you're in a rush...
Just check the Yellow Pages and call around. There are plenty of shipping
companies, at least in the Los Angeles (Long Beach) area. Good luck,
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