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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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I have a non-running 1974 350sl in California. I had a decent qoute when I was optimistic the mechanic could get running. He could start but apparently has bad fuel pump and clutch cable is frozen. Has anyone used a carrier that is reasonable with a non-op?
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Yes. I had a car that I bought on ebay moved from Denver to Los Angeles. You can look at the carrier ratings on-line. It's a bit of a crap shoot. Most of the carriers subcontract out to private carriers. In general, I would say it's fairly safe. You can google the topic. Here's one site. Be mindful that some carriers pay to appear on sites.

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In our situation, we input pickup and delivery dates and locations and submit and get a response from 3 carriers. It worked out fine. The only objection would be that it was a 2 layer transport and the car above dripped oil onto the roof of our car. Our car was non-op.


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I used Plycar and in the trailer with my benz was 75% of an original V12 Lincoln. Great customer service, ok rate.

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