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    Hi all,
    I'm relocating to Melbourne from Sydney, in a few months.
    I've got two cars that I'd rather transport down there than drive (well, one is unreg).
    Can anyone recommend a good carrier?
    I'm not looking for the cheapest (although cheap is good), I just want to get them there safely.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Mick
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    p.s. Just for giggles, here's the cars..
    WARNING! One is not French

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    What a fabulous looking R12.....

    ...if it was me, I'd be driving that and sending the Victor by truck...

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    Thanks Ronhic!
    She means an awful lot to me.
    I'd save her the mileage if the price was right, as I'm conscious of preserving her as much as possible, if not for me then for the next owner.
    ..but secretly,
    There's nothing I'd love more than to drive her all the way down.
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    I can recommend a fellow who operates out of Bendigo , see Ebay item no160534982138, his business is transporting new caravans from Melbourne to all over eastern Australia. He carries one on a tilt tray and tows another. He is sometimes available for back loading on the tilt tray from , in my case , Brisbane to Melbourne. The car need not be a goer , he can winch on , and needless to say , much safer than the others who drive on/off , sometimes at Sydney depots or wherever. His charge was the most reasonable , less than half the most expensive quote I had.

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    Thanks Restorer,
    That ad ticks all the right boxes!
    I'll be giving him a call soon.
    Thanks also to the other Froggers,
    who've taken the time to message me with their advice and offers of assistance, I've got lots of good leads now to follow up on.
    This forum.. well, it sure beats the yellow pages

    By way of thanks- Here's something that may be useful..
    I tried black 'Kiwi' shoe-polish on the cardboard underdash parcel-tray,
    it worked amazingly well! Filled in all the scuffs and left it nice and shiny.
    It even did well on the plastic dashtop, which had faded from the sun.
    ..or is that an old trick??

    Thanks again, all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhic View Post
    What a fabulous looking R12.....

    ...if it was me, I'd be driving that and sending the Victor by truck...
    Agree.. I'd take a leisurely trip down the coast in the Renault

    The Vauxhall??..... I have no desire to ever be near one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Decca View Post
    The Vauxhall??..... I have no desire to ever be near one..
    understandable!
    Quite the wrong car to be posting pictures of, on this forum.
    Not a well loved car in many places at all, for that matter.
    Not knowing too much about car carrying, I thought it might help to show the auto's in question.
    So why do I have it?..long story.

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    And what's wrong with the Vauxhall Victor? It was a classic design in it's day and I like it, moreso the 1957 model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    And what's wrong with the Vauxhall Victor? It was a classic design in it's day and I like it, moreso the 1957 model.

    JP - SIMCA MAN
    Hi JP,
    I think what's wrong with it most, is that it is an English car with American styling on a French car forum.
    I have to agree, the '57 is far prettier than the more tame '61 but the 57's are thin on the ground and far pricier. Still about one tenth of what you'd pay for the Chevy they were styled after, though.
    Oh, but the driving position is not too special,
    ..and you can tickle the rear window from the drivers' seat.
    The 12 outclasses the Victor in every way and If I had to choose, it would be the 12.
    However, the Victor has tailfins and heaps of chrome, I love 'em both
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    Ah - I've seen that car just off Enmore Rd! Looks awesome!
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    Well spoken! ............ With everything in life we tend not to look outside the box and particularly with our cars we can get very narrow minded. We must also consider the Renault 12 was introduced some 12 years after the Vauxhall Victor and with the marvels of French technology I would expect it to be a far superior in every way ......... still beauty is in the hand of the beholder as every owner of a Citroen 2CV would tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    Ah - I've seen that car just off Enmore Rd! Looks awesome!
    Yeah that's me!
    I take that route going home from Mascot to Hurlstone Park.
    I used to Live on Enmore Road, back around the millennium, above a shop opposite the Commonwealth Bank there. What a great street! Enmore's got everything.
    My fond memories of Enmore are one of the reasons I go that way.
    I sorely miss Bravo Coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    ..... still beauty is in the hand of the beholder as every owner of a Citroen 2CV would tell you.

    JP - SIMCA MAN
    I'd love a 2CV, I can't imagine them being any more ornary than a Victor to drive.
    You know, I've seen the odd tailfin or two on a Simca. Gorgeous cars.
    I saw a very 'barnfind' looking P60 on a car trailer in Hurlstone Park a few months ago, why I didn't take a photo bewilders me now. It looked amazing.

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    Incidentally JP,
    A friend of mine knows a guy who had a Vedette until recently.
    He's sold it now but here is a pic, it's been made sepia but he has more pics and info on that car, if anyone wants to know, I'll try to find out.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljb_gallery/3723312166/

    I think I'll be going with one of the double carriers, rather than the very tempting (and HOW appealing!) suggestion from the all the above posts to take that liesurely drive in the 12.
    I'm doing the whole thing alone and the logistics are complicated.

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    Hi,

    WOW!! ................ Do you know who the Vedette was sold to, like to see the new owner as part of our club. Out of interest members of the Simca Car Club are doing an "Aussie Trek" leaving Adelaide on the 26th September (day after thr Bay to Birdwood) arriving in Perth (Mandurah) 9th October for a week of events culminating with the "French Car Festival" on the 16th October. There are five Simcas confirmed for the trip at this time and I'm sure they would not mind any make of French car tagging along ............ safety in numbers.

    These are my two Vedette's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    These are my two Vedette's.
    Oh...

    Oh, they are two astonishingly beautiful cars.

    I'd say you were a lucky man.. but something tells me you earned 'em.
    I'll contact my friend, see what he knows and get back to you.

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    I just drove mine last time (10hrs from Goldy to Sydney) but my friend just got one moved on www.uship.com for $290 from a driver called Matthew, sorry I cant remember the company name. Hope this helps

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    Well, I'd guess it's been resolved by now; a good five years between the original request and today.
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    ha ha i just looked at the dates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daily12 View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm relocating to Melbourne from Sydney, in a few months.
    I've got two cars that I'd rather transport down there than drive (well, one is unreg).
    Can anyone recommend a good carrier?
    I'm not looking for the cheapest (although cheap is good), I just want to get them there safely.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Mick
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    Quote Originally Posted by daily12 View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm relocating to Melbourne from Sydney, in a few months.
    I've got two cars that I'd rather transport down there than drive (well, one is unreg).
    Can anyone recommend a good carrier?
    I'm not looking for the cheapest (although cheap is good), I just want to get them there safely.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Mick
    I think there is a member of Aussie Frogs who has a business doing this. Or am I imagining that???

    Ian

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