Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

General topics, not covered elsewhere, of all things Packard.
37Packard
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 am
Location: Louisville KY area

Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:27 am

Hello to everyone from the new guy. I'm in the process of purchasing a '37 Packard 120 two door sedan in the Boston, Mass. area which I need to have transported to my home in the Louisville, KY area. The car is drivable-in fact the seller says it runs and drives very well-and the paintjob is over 40 years old so an open trailer would be fine. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be a good company? I've had two bad experiences in the past with brokers which took 3 and 4 weeks respectively so I would prefer to deal directly with the company or person doing the transporting. Thanks.............Dave
1937 Packard 120 Model 1094 Touring Coupe

bobhattler
Posts: 381
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:55 pm
Location: Sanford NC

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by bobhattler » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:03 am

I transported my Packard from PA to NC for $700 with Toney auto transport Co. Toney operates its own trucks, so brokers are not needed.
Driving an old car can lead to many problems. I have a very good 40 model, but lost most engine oil pumped out of the fuel pump engine seal, had I been driving it cross country I would have driven it dry.

good luck,
BOB

37Packard
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 am
Location: Louisville KY area

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:51 pm

Thanks for the tip, Bob. I got a couple of quotes today and may check with Toney later this week. Thanks again..............Dave
1937 Packard 120 Model 1094 Touring Coupe

bobhattler
Posts: 381
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:55 pm
Location: Sanford NC

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by bobhattler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:11 am

Caution on the quotes, after four weeks of promises of low ball quotes and frustration I went with what seemed a high quote and my car got delivered in an enclosed classic car transporter.
Good luck
Bob

37Packard
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 am
Location: Louisville KY area

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:58 am

I've been down that road a couple of times in the past and won't make that mistake a third time. I'm only contacting companies that do their own shipping as opposed to paying some broker who is a lot better at making promises than he is at getting cars moved. I'll let you know what happens....
1937 Packard 120 Model 1094 Touring Coupe

N.C.23rdPackard
Posts: 139
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:13 pm

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by N.C.23rdPackard » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:23 pm

I hooked a big ass open trailer to my truck, picked up a buddie on the way that was down for a road trip, and drove us from NC to Buffalo NY and back in one weekend! Had a blast and got my car on time and then some! Good luck with it!

37Packard
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 am
Location: Louisville KY area

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:19 pm

I thought about renting a trailer from U-Haul and doing that but my F-150 isn't set up to tow that much weight and my 7000+ pound 1972 F-350 with a 9' dump bed could tow it easily enough but doesn't have a hookup for trailer brakes which are required for most of the states that I would be driving through. One company gave me a quote of $800 so I'm hoping to go with them in the next couple of weeks....
1937 Packard 120 Model 1094 Touring Coupe

N.C.23rdPackard
Posts: 139
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:13 pm

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by N.C.23rdPackard » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:02 pm

$800 sounds good, WAY less then gas in a dump truck! But...I was reading on the H.A.M.B. today about how the "pros" that the dude hired to move his ride dropped it off of the fork lift on to it's right side from about Five feet up! Good luck with it tho, let us know who you go with and if they were worth it or not. :D

JWL115C
Posts: 196
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:02 am

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by JWL115C » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:33 pm

For a well know national carrier and transported in a covered trailer expect to pay about $1.00 per mile. I used Interstate the last time and the scheduling, communication, and service were very good. Go with a covered trailer, don't even consider an open one unless you are feeling lucky.

(o[]o)

37Packard
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 am
Location: Louisville KY area

Re: Transporting a '37 Packard from Boston to Louisville....

Post by 37Packard » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:51 pm

It was picked up about four hours ago on a 35' open trailer. There's a Toyota Corolla on the front of the trailer and the driver is coming directly here. I spoke with him a couple of hours ago and he thinks he'll be here around 6 PM tomorrow. The weather forecast for his route calls for clear skies all the way too. I used Peg Trucking out of Michigan after reading a lot of positive comments on the AACA site about them, and $800 for a 970 mile trip seems very reasonable. The seller emailed me some pics of the car on the trailer but I don't know how to post them on this site. I'll report back tomorrow or the next day after it arrives....
1937 Packard 120 Model 1094 Touring Coupe

Post Reply