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Offline Broad-Arrow

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Transport Sydney to Canberra
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:26:21 am »
Hi

I would welcome recommendations regarding transport options to move a ‘65 Mustang from Sydney ports area to Canberra in early July. 

TIA, Broad-Arrow

Offline Darren Dorcich

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 03:48:52 pm »
If it was my car, and I was reasonably close I would probably grab a trailer and go pick it up myself.  No one will look after your car like you will.

I shipped a car from Qld to Vic and used door to door (1800 366 723). Cost around $1200 from memory.  They were ok after they actually picked it up.

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 04:26:20 pm »
Thanks Darren. 

In the past, when I had a suitable tow vehicle (i.e Toyota LandCruiser), I have undertaken my own transportation using a car trailer.  Unfortunately, I currently don't have a suitable tow vehicle so will need to engage someone to move the car.

Does anyone know of a Sydney or Canberra based transport company?

Another option is to drive it off the the wharf using temporary rego...
« Last Edit: June 12, 2013, 04:29:05 pm by Broad-Arrow »

Offline Mattstang

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 04:37:59 pm »
Try Neil @ Caringbah Towing - 0419 258 072
or Tim @ Alltrades Towing - 0424 588 852

I have personally used Caringbah to transport my 65 from Vic. to Sydney, door to door with no issue,
Cheers
Matt
« Last Edit: June 12, 2013, 06:42:47 pm by Mattstang »

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 05:29:10 pm »
Try SMB, they are usually quite reasonable, not sure if they go to Canberra, but I do know they will drop off in Goulburn, and you could always collect from there.

Just give them a call.

http://www.smbcartransport.com.au/index.html

Cheers
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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 06:53:34 pm »
Hi

I would welcome recommendations regarding transport options to move a ‘65 Mustang from Sydney ports area to Canberra in early July. 

TIA, Broad-Arrow

I've got a mate here in the ACT who does interstate runs.  I've used him a few times.  Happy to get his details if you like?

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 08:31:23 am »
Many thanks to Darren, Matt, Keith and Moe. 

I'll follow-up based on the advice received.

Moe - I'll send a separate message regarding contact details for the ACT transport.

cheers, Ken

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Offline Pinto Pete

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 11:31:50 pm »
give Canberra Carways a try...
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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 08:55:06 am »
Hey broad arrow please post the results

I have my baby arriving around the same timeframe.
It is currently in Shermatts hands having some work done on it.

My thinking was to get the car "australian ised" by a company in Sydney and then pick it up and drive it back to Canberra.
By Ausralianised I mean getting the headlights done etc etc

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 01:29:24 pm »
PrixCar (previously Toll Auto) quote on their website $262 Sydney to Canberra (Depot to Depot). So you have to get it on a tilt tray to their depot in Sydney. By memory when I did it for mine last year it was about $150.

http://www.prixcartransport.com.au/transport-car-from-sydney-to-canberra/
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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 02:47:27 pm »
Hi, i can do it for you door to door one afternoon For $500 on my own truck if you are interested....thanx...Al

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2013, 02:49:41 pm »
Also whitwun, i can also perform the necessary modifications that you are requiring and all the required  parts are carried here in my workshop in Sydney...Thanx again...Al

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 10:28:57 pm »
Hey broad arrow please post the results

I have my baby arriving around the same timeframe.
It is currently in Shermatts hands having some work done on it.

My thinking was to get the car "australian ised" by a company in Sydney and then pick it up and drive it back to Canberra.
By Ausralianised I mean getting the headlights done etc etc

Whitewun

Are you considering driving it from Sydney to Canberra using a temporary permit?  I was looking at this option, but I understand I would need to obtain a NSW Unregistered Vehicle Permit (UVP) which would require a safety check by an authorised inspector.  I believe it would be easier to simply truck the car to Canberra.

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2013, 01:19:43 am »
out of curiosity, does the mustang have current US rego?

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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2013, 08:16:52 am »
out of curiosity, does the mustang have current US rego?

No, it had Michigan collector plates/rego, but they have been removed. 
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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2013, 09:47:16 am »
I was looking at this option, but I understand I would need to obtain a NSW Unregistered Vehicle Permit (UVP) which would require a safety check by an authorised inspector.  I believe it would be easier to simply truck the car to Canberra.

My only experience with this was on a caravan I sold. The buyer wanted a permit to drive it back to Canberra from me in NSW. I had to get it inspected which was the same process as getting a pink slip done. As most of us know just how difficult most inspectors can be on first time inspections on classic imports as they have no idea, I personally would not be choosing this option. I think it would turn out into more of a drama than worthwhile.
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Re: Transport Sydney to Canberra
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2024, 02:17:40 pm »
This thread is very old but if anyone is still looking for an answer, I would recommend P&S Logistics, Prixcar Services, and CEVA. I deal in Cars in Melbourne and usually transport cars for my clients to Canberra using these companies.

P&S Logistics (https://pslogistics.com.au): Fast, Reliable, and Competitive Prices
PrixCar Services (https://www.prixcar.com.au): Safe and Enclosed Car Carriers
CEVA Car Carrying (https://cevacarcarrying.com.au): Reliable, Fast, and Enclosed Car Carriers

I hope this will help. But I would recommend you all to first explore yourself and get quotes from 2 to 3 companies to take a good decision.
Lain Martin
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