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Costs for transporting cars around Aust?

Hi all,

In another thread, Beatle Bayley mentioned that it cost $600 to ship the Super from QLD to Sale, Victoria. Which company was that? Were they ok to deal with? Is that a typical price?

A few Victorian AROCA members are thinking about transporting their Alfas to the annual AROCA national gathering "Alfesta" at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland at Easter next year, then have a leisurely drive home.

Any one else have any other interstate car transport recommendations and/or stories?

Thanks!

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Hi all,

In another thread, Beatle Bayley mentioned that it cost $600 to ship the Super from QLD to Sale, Victoria. Which company was that? Were they ok to deal with? Is that a typical price?

A few Victorian AROCA members are thinking about transporting their Alfas to the annual AROCA national gathering "Alfesta" at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland at Easter next year, then have a leisurely drive home.

Any one else have any other interstate car transport recommendations and/or stories?

Thanks!

Victor
Bugger that just drive em there and drive em back. Its good for them, clears out any carbon deposits. Just think of it as an extended Italian tune up. When I bought my 1750 and drove her back to Brisbane, I got such a buzz out of it I nearly turned around and drove her straight back down again, just to experience the Moonbi range again.

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I used a company (the name escapes me but it'll come to me) to ship a car from Syd-Mel, door-to-door, and they were the cheapest quote at $404. I'd say they'd be about 50% more than that for QLD. Their service was great, only took 2 days.

Just shop around and get some prices. If you sent enough cars to fill a truck (about 6), you'd probably get a better price.

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I recently transported two cars on separate occasions from Brisbane to Sydney. The Alfasud was a door to door transport and cost approximately $450, the car had no rego therefore it couldn't be dropped off and picked up from their holding yards.

The Fiat 500 was dropped off to the holding yard in Brisbane and delivered to my mate's place in Sydney, this was around $60 cheaper than above.

I used a company called CEVA logistics http://au.cevalogistics.com/, after around 8 phone calls most transport companies were around the same in price, but I was happy with their service.
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Toll transported my Volvo from Melbourne to Adelaide, door to door for $240 in December 2005. The driver who delivered it even gave it a wash first!

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It depends on the route, the direction, urgency, and time of year. Door-to-door can be a lot more expensive than depot-to-depot as well.

I shipped a Landcruiser one-way from Darwin to Perth for $800. But the reverse trip was quoted at $2300

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