15 Vintage Car Carriers That You’d Be Insane To Use Today
There’s a photo floating around online that features a Porsche 904 being dropped onto its nose at the factory. As far as I can tell, it’s not a ritualistic sacrifice…it’s a rudimentary crash test. Until seeing that photo, I had no clue such an event would have taken place—and the same goes for how cars used to be shipped.
Shipping vehicles is an often overlooked area of the industry that actually enjoys a pretty long and storied history. Drive something that’s been built overseas or perhaps jumped across a continent or two? Just think of how much distance your car covered before it started accumulating mileage.
As a mature industry, getting a vehicle—brand new or 100 years old and priceless—from place to place is a pretty straightforward process. In period, however, if you do enough digging it’s clear that vehicles were often moved safely, though with more than a little help from Lady Luck.
Don’t these images just make you cringe? Or maybe things have become less safe—have any shipping company horror stories?
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