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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 ?

Stan Panis/CIS/CSC
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,

Stan Panis

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