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    Default car transport -perth to melbourne

    Hi, I realise the topic of car transport has been covered quite extensively in the past but here goes...

    I've just acquired a Dyane in Perth and am working out how to get it home to Hobart...

    The temptation is to drive it back, however work commitments plus summer heat means I am looking at getting it trucked over to Melbourne.


    Has anyone had recent experience with the many and various transport companies operating this route, and is there anything in particular I need to what for with the Dyane?

    Cheers,
    Andrew

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    Driving - '90 XM, '85 CX IE Auto, 406 Coupe, 405 srdt wagon, '78 dyane, Resting (or Rusting): '73 Birotor '82 CX Presitige, '81 CX Break IE, GS X2, GS1015 Wagon, GS 1300 5sp Wagon, '76 GS 1220 Wagon, '75 GS Wagon, '58 2CV, '58 Vauxhall Velox

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    I'm waiting for JBN to offer his services driving it back.

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    I think he charges a very reasonable rate and his level of sanity is perfect for the job. With the fairly constant easterly winds should be cruising along at 130, so just work out how many hours at that speed for the distance with a little bit extra for food.
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    Congratulations on the buy, assuming it is the one I think it is. Rare in Oz... Lovely.
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    Hi John,

    Yes it probably is. Thrilled to find one with in such original condition - it's got a few dents and little rust spots, but hopefully with a little TLC it will be possible to keep the original finish for many years to come...

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    Driving - '90 XM, '85 CX IE Auto, 406 Coupe, 405 srdt wagon, '78 dyane, Resting (or Rusting): '73 Birotor '82 CX Presitige, '81 CX Break IE, GS X2, GS1015 Wagon, GS 1300 5sp Wagon, '76 GS 1220 Wagon, '75 GS Wagon, '58 2CV, '58 Vauxhall Velox

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    Several years ago I moved a car from Melb to Perth using CEVA - they were reasonable and very efficient. As the west - east is a backload you should be able to get a good price.
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    Agree with RMAC,trucks are keen to get any sort of a load heading east,nearly every thing goes the other way.
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    +1 for CEVA Logistics, I moved a car to Perth from the east coast cost was about $1300.00

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    CEVA was a little high when I priced up for my non running Floride which MCG did for around $960 Perth to Melb depot to depot
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    CEVA late 2013, runner was about 660 Perth-Melb (with depot pickup in Brooklyn, Melb, which isn't far from the Spiritus Tas).

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    Thanks for the pointers. Just booked with CEVA - 1430 Depot to depot.

    The expensive bit is getting from Melbourne - Hobart. Could have driven it onto the Spirit, but by the time ferry fares +airfares etc add up, it is a lot of time and effort to save a couple of hundred dollars.


    Starting to get excited now - they reckon it could take up to 19days due to backlog in Perth - might have to jump on ebay while I am waiting and buy a manual and a keyring

    Driving - '90 XM, '85 CX IE Auto, 406 Coupe, 405 srdt wagon, '78 dyane, Resting (or Rusting): '73 Birotor '82 CX Presitige, '81 CX Break IE, GS X2, GS1015 Wagon, GS 1300 5sp Wagon, '76 GS 1220 Wagon, '75 GS Wagon, '58 2CV, '58 Vauxhall Velox

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    Dyane ... You could almost make a Citroen museum all to yourself by lining up your cars in one shed . Did you ever get your birotor running? I wonder if towing it with the plugs out will "massage" the apex seal enough ... so it'll build up enough compression to start.

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    Shane, you've sprung me! currently got the collection lined up out side the house while I get this build....
    car transport -perth to melbourne-shed-.jpgWill have to be a reduction in the fleet when the shed is finished - too many GS, CX and XM (one XM is too many)

    Birotor needs a new motor- side of combustion chamber has rotted through and water is squirting in. Luckily I have a brand new one sitting in a box :-)

    Driving - '90 XM, '85 CX IE Auto, 406 Coupe, 405 srdt wagon, '78 dyane, Resting (or Rusting): '73 Birotor '82 CX Presitige, '81 CX Break IE, GS X2, GS1015 Wagon, GS 1300 5sp Wagon, '76 GS 1220 Wagon, '75 GS Wagon, '58 2CV, '58 Vauxhall Velox

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