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Car Shipping

Carl DeSouza asked for advice on shipping a car from CO to CA.  My advice is buy
a plane ticket and drive it back.  If this is impractical then use ONLY a
company that has been recommended by someone with personal experience with that
company.  A significant number of car "shippers" that you find in the phone book
are agents for someone else and are interested primarily in getting the money
order (sorry, checks or credit cards not accepted) for shipping your car, then
maybe some time in the future they'll actually get around to shipping it.  Get
all info in writing; including pick-up and promised delivery dates -- not just
transit times, liability insurance, etc.

Remove everything pilferable from the car.  This includes owners manuals, tool
kits, jacks, etc.  The last time my car was shipped someone stole the gear shift
knob  (If this is the '91 200 with the Zebrano wood trim I'd remove it myself
and put a cheapie knob on for shipping.  These cannot be replaced through the
dealer).  The "pilferable" items may not add up to your insurance deductable so
you'll be out of pocket in addition to being p'd off.

Joe Yakubik