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Just bought a CPO '17 GTS from Burlington, MA Porsche dealership and need to have it shipped to Minnesota. Any recommendations for shipper and does enclosed vs. open matter? Driving the vehicle on the interstate seems to present the same danger as it being driven on an open trailer, right? Any advice and recommendations appreciated.
 

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I would get the closed trailer. I had two brand new cars shipped from Florida and I opted for the closed trailer. I used two different shippers and my F Type and Macan Gts arrived in perfect condition.
 

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I'd have to think that the Porsche dealer has a preferred method of transit. I've had 2 vehicles shipped in the past and enclosed was by far worth the extra $300 or so. I live in a relatively middle class subdivision and I'll never forget when my Cayman S was delivered. The semi truck driver got out and told me that he had to unload all of the vehicles since my Cayman was the last car in the the trailer. I didn't think much of it until the first car off was a Bentley and then a Ferrari. Now at least a handful of my neighbors are standing outside their house. A couple more cars are unloaded and more neighbors are coming out. Then a Rolls Royce is unloaded followed by a McLaren. Then my Cayman S comes off the truck and I was still excited, but talk about a let down when there's $1+ million of vehicles parked next to my house.
 

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I'd have to think that the Porsche dealer has a preferred method of transit. I've had 2 vehicles shipped in the past and enclosed was by far worth the extra $300 or so. I live in a relatively middle class subdivision and I'll never forget when my Cayman S was delivered. The semi truck driver got out and told me that he had to unload all of the vehicles since my Cayman was the last car in the the trailer. I didn't think much of it until the first car off was a Bentley and then a Ferrari. Now at least a handful of my neighbors are standing outside their house. A couple more cars are unloaded and more neighbors are coming out. Then a Rolls Royce is unloaded followed by a McLaren. Then my Cayman S comes off the truck and I was still excited, but talk about a let down when there's $1+ million of vehicles parked next to my house.
that’s probably the funniest delivery story I ever heard - I could only imagine the scene it caused.
 

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Have shipped many cars across the country over the years, most happy with either Reliable or Passport Transport. Would never ship on an open carrier!! You're spending several thousand on a car and then don't care what is parked on top of it or what kind of weather it's going through??? Best companion was a McLaren F1 parked above my wife's Audi TTS roadster. If that car had leaked anything I probably wouldn't have ever cleaned it off... :)

Anyway, most good closed carriers have protection for the cars on the lower level...
 

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Got it shipped closed and all was good on delivery. Used KVB Transport and they were very fair and actually got the vehicle shipped for less than anyone else had quoted, plus it was picked up the very next day after it was available for pickup.
 

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Just bought a CPO '17 GTS from Burlington, MA Porsche dealership and need to have it shipped to Minnesota. Any recommendations for shipper and does enclosed vs. open matter? Driving the vehicle on the interstate seems to present the same danger as it being driven on an open trailer, right? Any advice and recommendations appreciated.
I'd definitely go with the closed trailer. Haha I just realised this thread is several months old, so you've probably already done it.
 

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that’s probably the funniest delivery story I ever heard - I could only imagine the scene it caused.
Just found this post and thought I would share another funny story from a friend that lives in Singapore. He got a new Honda SUV for his wife for Christmas. He thought it would be nice to make it a surprise. So he parks the car in front of his apartment building and put the keys in a little box to give to his wife in the morning of Christmas. Christmas morning and he gives her the little box. She opens it (of course without paying attention to the key) looks at him with a surprised face and he tells her to look outside the window. She goes and starts to scream in disbelief and looks at him and asks if he is out of his mind. My friend finds a bit weird since he would not expect that much excitement from a Honda. He goes to the window and right next to the Honda there is a brand Lamborghini Urus with a huge ribbon on top of it. Clearly his wife though that was her Christmas gift. 😂 Now, talk about disappointment when she figured out that her gift was the Honda. Later they found out the Urus was a gift from another neighbor to their 18 year old son. 😳
 

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You can check Citizenshipper for your car transportation. I had amazing experience with them. I liked there pricing and their service as they ship my car safely whenever i ship using them. And thing i like about them is that:-
Transporters are background-checked against felonies and DUI.
Transporter addresses and contact information are verified for extra security .
So you guys now have one more option
 

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I shipped my Macan and my wife's Mercedes from North Carolina to California on an open carrier. They both arrived in perfect shape.
 

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I've done open and closed in the last 60 days. I didn't have problems with either. Open carrier was Montway. Closed carrier was JP Logistics. The open carrier shipped my former car to Miami (paid for by the new owner), the closed one shipped our new-to-us Cayenne from California. Two different carriers, two great experiences.

Speaking of unloading stories, here's the closed carrier bringing my wife's car. The Brabus 800 G-Wagon is obscuring an Audi RS 4. You can barely make out the butt of our white Cayenne inside the trailer. There is a LaFerrari on top of the Cayenne. Everything had to come out, except the Ferrari Dang it.

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I shipped my Macan and my wife's Mercedes from North Carolina to California on an open carrier. They both arrived in perfect shape.

Who did you use and how much did you pay? I’m looking to ship this exact route!
 

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Get a quote from Kevin at KVB Transports. Enclosed, bonded, insured. They won't get beat, I can almost guarantee it. Doesn't get any easier. Located just North of Loeber in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
 

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Who did you use and how much did you pay? I’m looking to ship this exact route!
We used All American Auto Transport in Burlingame, California. (I think they are sometimes listed as All American Trucking and Transport.) Our mover recommended them. I think the cost was around $1,200 per car. (My wife and my son handled the details.) As I said, the cars were moved in an open carrier and I did not find a scratch on either car.
 

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Just curious, why would you want to take a chance transporting an expensive sports car on an "open transport"? To each his/her own, but, to me that seems like quite a gamble. Enclosed, insured, bonded, just my .02.
 

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I would never choose an open carrier, a closed one is a much safer option... It's crazy that someone would even think about shipping a G-Wagon in an open carrier. Imagine a random rock on the road hitting your car and breaking something on it, just do that, and you will reconsider using an open carrier. If you had the money to buy a car like that you must have money to pay a little extra for the shipping. If you cannot drive it yourself, try to find someone to drive it for you, this is a good option if you cannot find enclosed carriers.
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