I tried getting a tow-dolly (front wheels ride on) from UHaul and they said they don't offer one that a First Gen. fits on. I didn't argue with the guy. I flat-bedded it instead. All the rental companies have car trailors.
Also, depending on the local rules where you live and providing you have AAA, they'll tow it anywhere for you for free. But the car has to be running. Doesn't make much sense to me.
I would check on the cost of getting a U-HAUL truck just large enough to fit the car into (a 17 footer would do most first gen's), and roll the car up onto a loading ramp and roll it inside. The just chock and chain it and drive away. Been there done that>
I moved mine from Ohio to South Carolina. I rented a U Haul trailer and a Ford F250 truck.
The total cost was under $200. It was less expensive to rent the trailer and take it to Ohio and back.
The trailer was great towed like it wasn't even there.
Thanks for the info, I guess I need to do a little shopping around to find a good deal. Thanks for all the input. Just for information I have restored 2 67's and a 69 in my life time. I think I'm going through a mid life crisis wanting to do another one. Wife isn't really wanting to play this time. So budget is low on initial purchase. Does anyone live near Detroit?
HwyStarJoe, U Hual didn't have a tow dolly that would fit a first gen??? What's that all about? I rented a tow dolly from Uhaul and towed my 69 convert backwards (cause I didn't trust the rear and tranny) and it fit just fine! I did have a few worries about the steering column staying locked, but it was fine. Towed it 50-75 miles, but that's just small change compared to the trip cpodeep wants to do.
It sounds like you got a heck of deal, just got off the phone with U-Haul, the quote was around $700. 69 cents a mile plus the regular daily fees. Will only rent trailers one way. This is getting to be a real pain in the A-s. Might just give up and go buy a Honda....NOT
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