Well, I decided to get it shipped and I used a really nice shipper who brought it straight to me from Chicago in a completely enclosed carrier with only one other car and mine went in first and came out first so there was no unnecessary moving around--just one guy had to drive it into the carrier and one guy had to back it out. It only took a day and a half to get here, and let me tell you all, it was NOT cheap by any means, but for the peace of mind it was worth every penny. And I got such a great deal on the car I felt like I could afford to spend a bit more on the shipping. So, now that I am driving it, I must say I am sure that the people who invented the SUV are in cahoots with the guys that invented Viagra, because I have never felt so turned on and fired up as when I am sitting in the driver's seat of my gorgeous 500SL, and I certainly never felt like this lugging that that nasty old behemoth of a Range Rover around town (although i guess it was good for hauling stuff back from Home Depot and so forth, which now I will just have to let all of the guys that are following me around deliver the stuff for me!) I will NEVER go back to driving a SUV. NEVER. You guys are the best. I am really happy. I will post a picture tomorrow.