Transporting my grandfathers car

okiejoe86okiejoe86 Member Posts: 3
edited May 2015 in General
My grandfather passed away a month ago and I inherited his 1940 Studebaker President. It is located in the pacific northwest and I live in Oklahoma. What would be the best way to transport the car in the safest manner? I have never hauled a car before and have never used a car hauling company.

Any recommendations for a company?

Thank You!!


  • MichaellMichaell Moderator Posts: 218,636
    Nice car .. I've sent up a signal to get our long time posters over here to offer up their opinions ...

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  • okiejoe86okiejoe86 Member Posts: 3
    Thank You Michaell!! I appreciate it!!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,482
    edited May 2015
    You'll want closed transport. Check with Hemmings Motor News for recommended transporters and figure on paying about $1 a mile. Open transport is cheaper, but more risk of weather damage.
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,298
    edited May 2015
    I second that. My grandparents had a rig transported from Texas to Alaska using a L/B "transport driver" many years ago (driver to Seattle, then ferried to Alaska).

    The added wear & tear was enough to convince them to used closed container transport the next two times. Both vehicles arrived in flawless condition, so it was worth it even though the cost was more.
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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Member Posts: 15,370
    edited May 2015
    I had a Studebaker transported from way, way, way up in northern Wisconsin, to me in NE Ohio, on an open transport, with no problems. It was not as nice a car as yours looks however.

    You may well want to go to and post your question on the forum there, as there have been many discussions over which companies to use and which not to, and I know there are a good number of Studebaker owners, buyers, and sellers in the Pacific NW on that forum. It's a helpful group there. Good luck!
  • okiejoe86okiejoe86 Member Posts: 3
    Thank You for the responses and tips!!
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