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Old 13.01.2014, 12:22
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shipping car from switzerland to italy

Hello,
Does any one know of a car shipping service to Italy (Tuscany) ?

I have been told you can book spaces on car transporters for around 300 to 500 francs.

I have an oldtimer that needs shipping. Also if you have any experience of exporting to Italy from Switzerland, tips appreciated.

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Re: shipping car from switzerland to italy

If you have a friend with a towbar, you could hire this trailer,

http://www.easyloc.ch/fiche.php?numero=507 max load 2.6 tons, 3.5 meters long

The company is near Givisiez station (Freiburg CH), Michel is a nice Portuguese man.

I think your big problem will be with Italian customs. Make sure your paperwork is complete!
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If you have a friend with a towbar, you could hire this trailer,

http://www.easyloc.ch/fiche.php?numero=507 max load 2.6 tons, 3.5 meters long

The company is near Givisiez station (Freiburg CH), Michel is a nice Portuguese man.

I think your big problem will be with Italian customs. Make sure your paperwork is complete!
1) 3.5m is a very short load bed
2) 810kg is a heavy trailer. Depending on the car to be transported it could easily exceed 2000kg. >2000kg you are into SUVs in order to be able to tow legally
3) Unless you are experienced, towing >2000kg over a long distance is hard work

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If you do move the car across the border make sure all your paperwork is in order.

When I came over with my race car my red passport (for the car) was checked - and the trailer (covered) was inspected - thoroughly.

The best choice of transportation depends on what is being moved? How far? And your experience.
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If you have a friend with a towbar, you could hire this trailer,

http://www.easyloc.ch/fiche.php?numero=507 max load 2.6 tons, 3.5 meters long

The company is near Givisiez station (Freiburg CH), Michel is a nice Portuguese man.

I think your big problem will be with Italian customs. Make sure your paperwork is complete!
Why can't he be just a nice "man"?
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Why can't he be just a nice "man"?
Why not just a nice 'human being'?
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Nice Human Being looking to move your car, feel free to contact anytime...
I think people would think he used a Google translator to come up with that. But it's what I was saying as well.
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The best choice of transportation depends on what is being moved? How far? And your experience.
Thanks for the advice, rental of trailer and maybe vehicle is looking like a good idea. Ideally finding a person/company with experience of moving it across the border.

Car is a 3,8 meter 2 seater old timer, it's an italian car

800 km to be covered

One option of course could be driving it, but then have to register it properly first here. It was last MOTed in 2011...
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