Ford Coupe street Rod | Classic Car Transport

 

Transporting a Classic 1932 Ford Coupe Street Rod

Did you know that in 1932 the price for this Ford coupe was about $490? Yeah, that’s some deal! Back then, most people would refer to a hopped up car like this as a “gow job”.  While not pictured above, the Ford roadster was actually a more popular choice for Hot Rod’s since it was lighter and less expensive.

United Routes transported this amazing classic in one our custom enclosed trailers. It took a few extra minutes to actually load this vehicle, but only because we just couldn’t stop staring 😉 .

 

Transported a 1910 Steam Engine Classic Car

 

Enclosed Car Transport

United Routes shipped this 1910 Stanley Steamer Model 70. Due to the fragile and unique nature of this classic the cutomer requested an enclosed transport.

Steam engines operate quite differently than the typical modern-day car we have come to know. Without getting too technical the basic gist is as follows. Boiling water creates steam. The expanding steam creates pressure which pushes a piston. The Piston is connected to a rod which is connected to a circular driving rod. The back and forth motion from the piston/rod creates a spinning motion (like a wheel) for the driving rod.

I’m going to assume my explanation is not exactly teacher material so check out this short 30 second clip below. It’s one of those monotonous science class clips but should give you a rudimentary idea of how this car works.

 

 

Steam cars were very rarely produced after the 1920’s. While many believe it’s a much healthier alternative for our planet the main issue is that steam powered engines need a continous supply of water. A power plant for example would have a much easier time running steam engine’s since it can simply be built near a large body of water. Mobile vehicles can only carry so much. Besides the extra weight from the large tanks of water, the car will constantly need to be refilled.

There are many opinions on this matter, more then I can possibly cover in this post but please check out steampowerbike.blogspot  and instructables.com for more info.

Chevrolet 3100 Took A Trip To Texas

Classic Car Transport

This 1954 Chevy 3100 is part of the Chevy series known as the Advance Design. There were a number of changes implemented into series starting in 1947 through 1955. However 1954 had arguably the only significant design change of the entire series. Among those changes included switching from a 2 piece windshield to a more curved one-piece, remodeled steering wheel and dashboard, and of course the grille – remodeled to what is known as the “bull nose” grille.

We shipped one these 54′ Chevy 3100’s for Randy and he could not be happier “Here is my new ride delivered by United Routes. Those guys are great, so if you are as picky as me about your classic cars and trucks, use them. Odessa,Missouri to Kemp, Texas, not a scratch. Thanks, Randy”.

Can’t Stop Checking Out This Bugatti 1931 Type 51

Classic Car Transport

The Bugatti Type 51 was Bugatti’s leading race-car throughout the 1930’s. The model above (transported by United Routes) was produced within the 1st year of the T 51 production – 1931.

This model took over the famous Bugatti Type 35’s. While the race-car did not fair too well against its German and Italian race-car competitors it eventually was beloved simply for it’s style. To be fair, the German and Italian race-car manufacturers had significant financial backing from their respective governments giving it a nice leg up on pretty much anyone else in the game. But as well know money cannot buy finesse and Bugatti is in a league of its own in that department.

Back in 2010 RM Auctions  tried to auction a T 51 expecting between 3.5 and 4.5 million. The car did not sell that day as the high bid was only (sarcasm much?) 2.75 million.

The car posted above was shipped from Utah to Colorado for service and maintenance.

Is that a piece of history on a boat? Yup!

Shipped a 1930 Franklin Roadster

Known as a serious luxury car brand, the Franklin Automobile Company unfortunately met it’s demise during the great depression. It’s 30 years of production clearly made it’s mark in automobile history – selling about 150,000 cars.

The picture above is from our customer who was getting his 1930 Franklin Roadster Coupe restored. We met him at the ferry and he took it for a ride into Massachusetts.

There have been only 6,043 produced and the original base price was $2,885 (roughly $41,174 today adjusted for inflation).

Specs:
2 door
Weight: 3,950 lbs
Wheelbase: 132 in
6 cylinders
Rated Horsepower:29.4
Air-cooled cooling sytem

Why We Love THIS 1956 Chevy 210

Shipped a 56′ Chevy 210 to Family Member

 

The Chevy 210 was beautiful but unfortunately short-lived, You can only find models from the 1953-1957 making it pretty hard to get your hand on for any Chevy classic enthusiast. The 210 replaced the Styleline Deluxe model and was then taken over by the Biscayne.  Our customer Brian had one of the 4-door sedans but this model was offered with a2 door coupe, 2-door hard top, 4 door wagon and 2-door convertible as well.

Brian actually used to work on this car with his uncle while he was in High school. The car has been in his family for over 30 years. #NostalgicMuch. We are so happy we could bring Brian this priceless family treasure. He literally helped restore it over 25 years ago.  As far as transport goes, well just ask our customer “It was painless and the car arrived flawless [and] ahead of schedule!”. This car is special but it’s sentimental value is really what anyone would call beautiful.

Yellow-Gold 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe Transport

Transported a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe

from Arizona to Texas

Aesthetically, I’m already in love with this car but if that’s not enough for you here’s some more details. Taking inspiration from the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe & Racecar Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive joined forces to develop this modern piece of art.

Specs  – Offered in both a 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster

Engine: 5.4 L V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Weight: 3,898 lb
Length Width Height: 183.3 in x 75.14 in x 49.6 in
0-60mph: 3.8 Seconds
Top Speed: 207 mph
Base Price: $455,750

 

Another Happy Mustang Owner

We Shipped This Convertible from Kentucky to Texas

David W finally found the car he’d been searching for, the first generation Ford Mustang – the 1967 convertible kind (yes, we’re all jealous) After a thorough inspection he made the purchase, now it was only the matter of actually getting the car to his home in Texas. “I had heard good things about United Routes from other classic car owners. The process was very smooth with good communication with the driver and I even received the car earlier than I expected.” 

We had shipped David’s new car from Kentucky to Texas in an enclosed trailer – only the best for the original ‘pony car’. Although this was a convertible, Ford did offer a simpler hard-top version at the time. While many know Ford as the real deal “American” ride, ironically plenty of the assembly was done outside of Detroit, including Venezuela and Mexico. Ford offered models with either an I6 or V8 engine and a three or four speed transmission – with the three speed offered in both manual and automatic

1967 Ford Mustang Dimensions:
Height: 51.2 inches
Length: 181.6 inches
Width: 68.2 inches
Wheelbase: 108 inches
Curb Weight 2,445 pounds

What Makes an Eldorado So Great?

Car Transport from Indiana to Louisiana

A few weeks ago we transported a 1973 Eldorado for our customer, Gerald.  The car was shipped in an enclosed trailer from Carmel, Indiana to Lafayette, Louisiana.  After taking one look at it we decided to do a bit more research on this beauties.

Early models of the Eldorado were considered to be top of the food chain as far as Cadillacs go. The 1957-1960 Eldorado Brougham was actually the highest priced cadillac on the market in those years.

In 1967 the car underwent serious design changes intended to further impress the luxury car buyers and by 1971 it was being offered in two different styles. Buyers could opt for either the 2-door coupe or the 2-door convertible option. In 1973 the Eldorado was established as a car series of it’s own, removing itself completely from the “Fleetwood” series it had previously been associated with.

The 1973 version was also chosen as the pace car for the Indy 500. Sales grew immediately to 51,451

Bill Harrahs insane car collection actually features a 73 cadillaic Eldorado which was owned by Elvis at one point – Elvis then gave it to his karate teacher (he probably threatened to kick his ass if he didn’t).

1973 Eldorado Car Specs:
500 cu in (8.2 L) V8 engine
3-speed automatic transmission
126.3 in wheelbase
223 inch lengh
79.8 in width
54.2 inch height
Assembled in New Jersey and Michigan