Are you going for the blue Gp4 car? She doesn't look like a really street friendly car.
Won't you ultimately need a truck and trailer (or a friend with same) to haul her back and forth to the track anyway?
Find someone to share the driving and go after it yourself. Time it right and you could be up and back in 20 hours. You'll also get a chance to give her a good looking over.
Fuel prices are reasonable.
I think you would be better off with one of the smaller independents for a short trip like that. Is there any room to negotiate delivery in the price?

When I got my GT5 I flew down to Phoenix, jumped in her and drove the 12 hours back to Reno. It was still one of the best road trips I have done, I was just so thrilled.

Good luck

Julian
Yes the car is a track car. I plan to put it back to street duty, and also track the car as well as I live 20 minutes from Sears Point Raceway.

It's right up my alley, I want a fire breathing street monster for occasional street jaunts and also do track days and autocross.

I'm going to go down and check the car out before buying for sure.

If I decide to buy it, I'm not sure which would be cheaper, professional transport, or truck and trailer rental/gas.
I would suggest flying down to inspect the car, if the car meets your criteria/s, I would then rent a Uhaul truck & trailer doing a 1 way rental. Rent the truck & trailer in Los Angeles area & drop off in Santa Rosa...Mark
When I got our car we talked to the owner for two weeks prior to committing to seeing the car.
Michigan to Alabama and back in one weekend. Well we towed a trailer, and when we saw the car it was everything the owner had said it was. The trip was long and hard, almost 1900 miles in three days with a lot of stories to go along with it. Would we do it again? Absolutely!!!
One note. We did have insurance on the car before we left, with that sort of investment we didn't want to have a catastrophe, with so many miles to get it home.
Thanks! That's something I hadn't thought about, actually insuring the car before transporting it.

The car will see very limited street use, mostly track days and AX. I seem to remember certain insurance companies that insure low-miles-driven classics for really great rates.

I'll have to look into this.



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Originally posted by OSOFAST:
When I got our car we talked to the owner for two weeks prior to committing to seeing the car.
Michigan to Alabama and back in one weekend. Well we towed a trailer, and when we saw the car it was everything the owner had said it was. The trip was long and hard, almost 1900 miles in three days with a lot of stories to go along with it. Would we do it again? Absolutely!!!
One note. We did have insurance on the car before we left, with that sort of investment we didn't want to have a catastrophe, with so many miles to get it home.
I had a blast on my trip from Carson City NV to Tucson.

Lots of adventures, and I got to know the car a lot better in a short time.

Trip From Carson City to Tucson

I was all worried about how to get the car down here, and the owner looked at me funny, and said: "Dude - why don't you drive it?" (Well - he didn't say the "Dude" part)..

I had that car loaded up with boxes of books, parts, pictures, etc. All his old stock stuff (cast iron manifold, folding spare, original spreadbore carb, A/C Condenser and Compressor, Valve covers, etc).

Saved me a lot of trouble and coordination.

I had insurance, and he had insurance. I got pulled over in Tonopah (I think the cop just wanted to see the car), but I had this huge mis-mash of conflicting paperwork - the car wasn't registered in my name yet...

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I've discussed this at length on the BRZ forum, as long as the car wasn't involved in "Racing activities", as in, "Racing", things like track days, driving schools, and autocrosses are OK.

Of course I'll research this further.


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Careful mentioning track racing the car with a limited use collector car policy. It's a no no
Once your car is on the "Grounds" of a race track, your insurance becomes "questionable"...Mark

http://www.hagerty.com/insuran...otorsports-insurance
[QUOTE]Originally posted by mike the snake:
I've discussed this at length on the BRZ forum, as long as the car wasn't involved in "Racing activities", as in, "Racing", things like track days, driving schools, and autocrosses are OK.

Of course I'll research this further.[QUOTE]

You should research it further. Every insurance carrier I've ever spoken with told me the same thing. You are covered if you are parked in the spectator lot and that's it. As soon as you enter the track for any reason your insurance is void.

Of course you can purchase race track insurance for when the car is out there but it isn't cheap.

Doug M
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Originally posted by Doug M:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by mike the snake:
I've discussed this at length on the BRZ forum, as long as the car wasn't involved in "Racing activities", as in, "Racing", things like track days, driving schools, and autocrosses are OK.

Of course I'll research this further.[QUOTE]

You should research it further. Every insurance carrier I've ever spoken with told me the same thing. You are covered if you are parked in the spectator lot and that's it. As soon as you enter the track for any reason your insurance is void.

Of course you can purchase race track insurance for when the car is out there but it isn't cheap.

Doug M
Hello Doug; My research into the subject of "Racing Insurance/Coverage" resulted into the EXACT same conclusion/s, result/s as yours.

Others mileage & opinions may vary...Mark
Just got through reading Hagerty's wording, and basically, "not on a track while racing".

I will have to inquire, because track days and autocross are not considered competition, more as "driving clinics, or schools" and many other companies (at least on the other forums I frequent) had no issues with track day incidents.

Again, I'll call and find out personally.

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