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Thinking of shipping a car from Australia to Canada - any experience?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Kram, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Park bench, Canada
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    Mark
    I'm looking at a car in Australia, and if I buy it, I will ship it to Canada. Has anyone used a company that they would recommend? A Google search provides a plethora of hits, but who does one trust?

    Thanks!
    Kram
     
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  3. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
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    Jun 15, 2006
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    I have recently shipped a car with Taurus Logistics, they did a good job and ship anywhere.

    Troy Budge is the Sales Manager troy.budge@tauruslogistics.com.au

    Taurus Logistics Australia Pty Ltd
    Level 1, 1 Queens Rd
    Melbourne
    VIC 3004
    Australia
    Phone: +61 3 9863 7498
    Web: International Car, Boat / Yacht, & Machinery Shipping


    I would recommend you find someone at this end to supervise the loading, especially how the car is strapped down in the container. pm me if you'd like suggestions.
     
  4. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Mark
    Thank you very much!! You are more than kind.

    I will take up your kind offer and contact you after I've crawled about the car and checked its greasy gubbins, and other bits. All looks good, when viewed across the Pacific ocean; a closer inspection may disappoint. One never knows...

    I'm off to kick the tires next week.

    Until then,

    Cheers,
    Kram
     
  5. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2005
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    I contacted those guys in regards to shipping a friends dirt bike over from the US that he was looking at buying a few weeks ago.

    Never ended up using their services as the deal fell through, but I did receive a quote from them.

    They seemed very professional to deal with via the phone calls I had with them and the emails I received from Michael I think his name was.

    Thanks for the info, will definitely call these guys again next time.
     
  6. Birel

    Birel Formula 3

    Sep 12, 2005
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    Greg Gibson, greg@gibsoncustoms.com.au

    I've used him regularly in the last 12 months, he's reliable.

    Best of luck
     
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  8. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Thanks everyone! I'll let you know if I pull the trigger.

    Cheers,
    Kram
     
  9. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Thank you for your advice!

    The car I was looking at was a 1928 sports car. It took a bit of poking about, but I found out that the chassis was 16 inches too long for the model it was supposed to be.

    So close….. but I won't be buying.

    Thanks again.

    Kram
     
  10. greg246

    greg246 F1 World Champ
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    Was it a green K3 replica in Melbourne?
     
  11. simon klein

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    :D
     
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  13. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ
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    OLIO
     
  14. FazzerPorscheman

    FazzerPorscheman F1 World Champ

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    Hang on, what do you mean replica?
     
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  16. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    Hehe,yeah I was trawling the for sale adds as well wondering what it could be!!!!
     
  17. j15

    j15 F1 Rookie

    Jan 5, 2005
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    I remember that thread well, it's still a great read.

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/other-racing/86899-any-le-mans-drivers-owners-f-chat.html
     
  18. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ
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  19. sinkman

    sinkman Karting

    Oct 28, 2010
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    +1

    Shipped from US to Australia and complete no hassle, no rubbish service. They move a lot of race cars etc. Their website has a lot of information. No affiliation. If you do decide to buy and are comfortable, please share a photo.

    Best of luck
     
  20. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Nope! It was a Stutz, and while it was a real Stutz, it had been re-boddied into something sporty. The factory would have put that body on something a tad shorter, and therein lies the rub.
    It was also missing the VIN plate, which would make it rather difficult to ship to Canada.

    I wish the seller well,

    Thanks again,

    Kram
     

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