Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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I lived in the city of SF 1979-2004, so if I were going to St Louis I'd brace myself for major culture shock, so good luck!!!
I haven't shipped a car, but helped someone in Chicago buy a MB diesel on ebay near the SF airport. She had the car cheapest as possible, and this meant the car went on the top, front of an open car carrier (so it got the most grime and road filth possible on it, the least desirable spot on the car carrier), it took weeks longer, and the car actually went from SF to Baltimore, and then back to Chicago, a REAL long trip, (I hope the car had a good time) and it was an utterly filthy mess, so if you did it on the cheap this way and at this time of year, expect a similar result.....
I've heard both good and bad stories from DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers) the one advertised for ebay users.
I think it was that outfit used by a guy on Mercedesshop who'd bought a 'W111 coupe in San Francisco and had it shipped to New Hampshire. His experience was great, he could track the car's progress on line, daily, as it travelled, (that's cool) and it arrived fine, in less than a week cross country, door to door, so you can't beat that.
For a W140, I'd probably try for an enclosed trailer type shipment, and make sure insurance and bill of lading was in order.
Try and find a reputable shipper who is careful and prompt. I wish I could name such an outfit, and there probably are some out there, but I don't know which ones to suggest (and to avoid)