When purchasing a vehicle from overseas you want to ensure that the vehicle is going to arrive in the condition you purchased it in. The only secure way to do this is to have your vehicle packed into a shipping container.
When talking about vehicles, "shipping" is generally used too lightly. The shipping part is just one small part of the equation. Shipping should mean:
prepare/clean the vehicle
pack the vehicle
complete the required paperwork
transport the container to the dock
load the container on the ship
mail important documents
unload the container off the ship
clear the container through US Customs
pay the associated fees
transport the container from dock
unload the container
arrange land transportation of vehicle
supply relevant paperwork required for title and registration
Find a company that will deal with all aspects of "shipping"! It is far easier than going it alone, especially since 9-11 and the increased requirements and security imposed by the US Homeland Security.
Based on our extensive experience, we recommend Aussie Car Imports for all your trans-Pacific automobile shipping requirements.