At one point in our trip, Roberta and I considered moving to Europe permanently. In the end, we decided that it was the wrong time in our lives to make such a decision, and we moved on. A similar desire caught us while we were spending a few weeks in Australia. We really fell in love with the place and did a lot of research regarding moving our vintage Cadillac from Toronto to Sidney. We spent a lot of time researching which freight companies could offer us the best shipping rates, for such a long journey.
I have had this car since I was 18, done most of the maintenance and restoration on it myself, taken countless road trips with it and it was just not something that I wanted to sell if we moved to Australia. What we ultimately decided to do, was to sell our everyday car and use that money to buy a second car once we landed in Australia. We knew it would be easy to find a replacement everyday car, once settled into the new location.
I had no attachments to the everyday driver that I used for work, so it made sense to try to sell it for a decent amount and use that money to get a new car later. I absolutely knew that I was not going to part with my old Caddie, so the freight company search began.
Searching online, I found a number of them that would be able to transport something like this, but one shipping company seemed to stand out from the others – especially when I searched other blogs and read a number of positive experiences that others had with this company.
I made contact with them to find out what it was involved, as well as the cost for me to get my car prepped, loaded up and shipped. I spoke with a very helpful man who took a lot of time, explaining the whole process to me.
In the end, we decided not to move permanently to Sidney, but going through the research process was a good one. If you are considering moving overseas and want to ship your car to your new home, it definitely pays to do your research. I really like to read about other people’s experiences in these matters and I highly recommend that you read through a number of blog posts to discover the company that is offering the best service (and prices), when you’re actually ready to make a decision.