Shipped a Porsche 918 Spyder

Enclosed Auto Transport | Porsche

Every car manufacturer has their flagship model, their special baby. For Porsche it’s this mind-blowing Porsche 918 Spyder. Transporting this beauty was an absolute privilege. “The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid supercar designed by Porsche. The Spyder is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine.”

According to CarAndDriver Porsche spent years trying to create a car they can confidently say is a level above their previous supercar, the Carrera GT. Well they have definitely accomplished that mission. The car has quickly become one of the most coveted supercars on the market.

The only controversy surrounding the vehicle thus far has been some recalls. Porsche is unwilling to disclose exactly the reasoning behind the move. Everyone is hoping this is resolved quickly and quietly, the car is just too pretty to have a tainted name already.

Transport details:
Shipped in a hard-sided fully enclosed 2 car hauler within the state of Texas.

Specs:
• Top Speed: 210 mph
• V8 engine
• Combined 887 Horsepower
• 0 to 60 mph: 2.6 sec
• Height: 45.9 in
• Length: 182.8 in
• Wheelbase: 107.5 in
• Width: 76.4 in

Enclosed Transport – 2014 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Shipped in Covered Car trailer

This dazzling 2014 Corvette Stingray has been in the planning since 2007. This C7 (AKA 2014 Vette Stingray) was finally displayed in early 2013.  Besides the unique interior re-design Chevrolet made a pretty big bang with the newly designed Crossed Flags logo.

In order to ship this Vette we had to go with an enclosed transport to ensure a safe ground-clearance. The stingray sits merely inches off the floor and no one (and I mean NO ONE) wants to scratch such a thing of beauty.

As many had expected the flashy new car actually made it to car and drivers top ten list.

“With a 6.2-liter V-8 making 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, you can now choose an eight-speed automatic transmission in addition to the standard seven-speed manual. It sheds its unrefined reputation and has an interior befitting its stature. Offered as a targa or convertible, the Corvette is a performance bargain that you must drive to believe.”

Let’s just say we agree 🙂

 

2014 Viper Enclosed Transport

Exotic Car Shipping

The Dodge Viper has had a lot of press lately, mainly due to the tug of war between Viper die-hards and Dodge’s own financial questions with the sports car. Earlier this year Dodge

cut $15,000 from the sticker price of the more than 600 unsold Vipers on dealer lots. It also [will offer] $15,000 coupons to recent Viper buyers to trade in their 2013 or 2014 Viper on another one or to buy an additional Viper, and it will open Viper sales to all Dodge dealers.”

For Viper enthusiast that’s an awesome deal, let’s just hope Dodge doesn’t yank these altogether sometime soon. That would not go over well, especially with me  (This is me if that ever happened 🙁

This 1970 Marcos GT Was Once Banned from the U.S.

Classic Auto Shipping

Personally, I absolutely love small and short classic cars, especially small sports cars. And I’m definitely not the only one. While the Marcos GT may not on the same level (size-wise) as these it definitely makes the cut in my book.

First, a fun fact: Marcos was founded in Dolgellau, North Wales, in 1959 by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. 

I was planning on giving some cool background on this featured 1970 Marcos GT that we transported  (from Florida to New Jersey) but our customer, Chris, pretty much covered it all (Thanks Chris). So heres the rundown:

Q: What was the reason for transporting your car?
A: I sent the Marcos to the only person in North America that has nut and bolt expertise in restoring these cars and after nearly a year’s worth of work the car’s frame off restoration was complete and needed a trusted shipper to bring the now concours condition vehicle from Florida to its home in New Jersey.

Q: Is there anything unique about the car?
A: What is not unique about a Marcos GT? There are roughly 30 in the United States and at 43” off of the ground the Marcos GT is one of the shortest production cars ever built.

From a historic relevance, the brand’s creators can be linked to game changing vehicle innovations like those found in the revolutionary Mosquito Bomber, Lotus Elite, Lotus 11, Lister Jaguars and Birdcage Maserati to name a few.
Early cars featured a wooden monocoque chassis and sweeping fiberglass body that featured ageless beauty and a host of 4 and 6 cylinder motors from Ford, Volvo and Triumph in later runs.

As a limited production British sports, the Marcos GT was a no compromise performance design that saw track time across many of the great European race courses but it was a car that would be equally at home in the streets of London being driven by a rock star like Rod Stewart who indecently owned two GTs.

I would like to think my 1970 Marcos Gt is special in its own right because of its unbelievable paper work trail. My Marcos is a 3 Liter Volvo powered, steel framed, US spec car that took twelve years before it made it to the States.
As new it was detained in customs for 5 years and was eventually sold in a London Auction. The then owner of the car toured around Europe for some time and connected with a New York attorney who eventually bought the car and had it shipped to Newark, NJ.

Shortly thereafter the attorney hit some hard times financially and sold the Marcos to the founder of a New York City Advertising Agency who made his fortune helping to launch brands like Datsun in the United States. Some 30 years later it was this fellow who grew too old to enter and exit the vehicle and posted it for sale and from there, the rest is history.

Q: Did the transport process meet your expectations?
A: Yes. The Driver was super. His rig was exceptional and the car arrived exactly when it was promised.

Thanks Chris, we’re glad the transport was up to par – you deserve it (just for choosing such a sexy car 🙂

1966 Batmobile Shipped to Car Show (From Gotham)

Enclosed Auto Transport

Did someone say iconic?

A few months ago we were very excited to ship one of the batmobiles AKA The Keaton-Mobile. Well things got even better this week when we transported the original (yes the actual one) batmobile.

Early summer of last year this comic book lovers dream was put on the auction block at Barret Jackson. The lucky winner, Arizona businessman Rick Champagne told the media he is planning on displaying the car in his living room. Now that’s what we call a conversation piece. Here’s a crazy conversation, the car went for $4.6 million, 50 years ago George Barris paid a $1 for the very same car (well not exactly but sounds good), we’ll just blame inflation. For the full story check out this pretty sweet site completely dedicated to the 1966 TV Batmobile.

Fast forward to 2014 and United Routes (hey, that’s us) was hired to transport the car from Arizona to a Texas auto show. Thanks Batman for giving us this opportunity, now please go save the world.

You Must Check Out This BMW i8 That We Shipped

Transported An Exotic BMW

 

Who said efficiency before beauty? I want both and I’m pretty sure I’ve found it in the new BMW i8. We provided auto transport for this scorching BMW i8 – Shipped from Alabama to Connecticut.

With a turbo-charged, 12-valve, 1.5 Liter inline mid-engine this beast can really accelerate. Many people underestimate the power of of the mid-engine it gives the cars initial acceleration a big boost making it ideal for drag-racing (not that we’re condoning going fast or anything 😉

The i8 coupe (only option available) features great luxurious looks with a slight futuristic edginess to it as well. The “layered” dashboad is the definition of sleek curves. It includes an advanced digital readout screen instead of the usual analogue indicators. To top it all off step outside to experience the chic swan-wing doors, they fit perfectly with this cars design. Well done BMW, well done.

Shipped Two Top of the Line Porsches

Transported Porsche 918 Spyder and Porsche Carrera GT

We have done a lot of enclosed transports for Porsche but these two take it up a notch. The Porsche 918 spyder MSRP starts at $845,000 and the one we shipped (pictured above) is a part of the amazing new line of plug-in hybrids. This line is the second plug-in hybrid created by Porsche (the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid is the first).

The 918 has raving reviews and a 5-star rating from CarAndDriver.com which claims it offers “Bugatti-like acceleration, tenacious handling, and a 211-mph top end.”

Pictured above is the 918 spyder and the Carrera GT.

Ferrari, Black or Red?

We shipped a couple more Ferrari’s

Our driver just transported 2 exotic cars, one red and one black. Now think Ferrari…Let me guess, the first thing you saw was colored red. Yeah I know, I’m a genius. Actually that’s pretty darn common since nearly 40% of Ferrari’s owned worldwide are red. Well not red red but more like “Ferrari Red” (yeah, I took the easy way out). The colors’ official name is Rosso Corsa.

2nd most popular Ferrari color? Black (AKA Nero). pretty much covering another 20% of Ferrari owners. That means about 60% of all Ferrari’s are either black or red (booom! mindf***). Silver/Gray (Grigio) comes in at third.

Not surprisingly, often times the resale value of the “red” Ferraris are higher then then the other colors.
Even though there’s almost twice as many red lovers as there are black, black Ferrari enthusiasts are pretty adamant about why they love that color. It generally sounds something like this “The black body is a sharper look and allows the wheels and logos to truly shine. It just doesn’t look the same when contrasting with a red body.”

If faced with the decision, which would you choose? We already know our answer…”one of each, please!”

Ferrari 458 Italia Shipped to Auto Show in Florida

 

 

 

Exotic Car Shipping by United Routes

HOT! HOT! HOT! Definitely the only way to describe this insane Ferrari 458 Italia. Heard of Liberty Walk? Owner of LB Performance, a custom exotic performance shop famous for making their very own “Supercars”. Well the 2 owners flew in from Japan to showcase their newest baby. All we had to do was transport the car from Northern California, Palo Alto to be exact, to West Palm Beach, home to the latest Way2Clean auto show. The show took place at the South Florida Fair Grounds Expo Center and featured hundreds of customized classic and exotic vehicles. They even had live music by DJ Nasty of 99JAMZ. Check out a quick clip of the show at the video below.