Classic Car Transit and Overseas Shipping Insurance
If you need to ship your classic car overseas, Hagerty’s Overseas Shipping Insurance provides the coverage you need.
Download our proposal form in order to obtain a quote and see how economic it can be to ensure your pride and joy is fully insured when being moved across the globe.
Transit insurance product details
Overseas shipping insurance protects your car against physical damage and theft during transit by air or sea. Hagerty’s Agreed Value coverage guarantees that you receive the full insured amount of your precious cargo in the event of an insured total loss while in transit. Please note that you will be required to arrange photos of the vehicle before each leg of the transit to ensure quick and seamless claims handling.
Keep the vehicle’s title and registration with you, not in the car. (Also keep copies of the overseas insurance policy.)
Make sure to drain your fuel tank if possible. If not, keep it under a quarter tank. Most shippers will not accept fuel over this amount. You should also take photos of your vehicle before it is loaded, during loading and once secure. Ensure that photos are taken from event angle, including the underneath of the vehicle if possible. Retain these photos for your records as they will be required in the event of a claim.
Leave your keys with the shipper and keep a spare set with you.
Prior to leaving your vehicle with a shipping company, be sure you receive a “pre-shipment vehicle condition report.” This report provides pickup and delivery information, current mileage and, most importantly, it shows the condition of your car at the time of pickup. You should also take photos of your vehicle for your own records in the event of a dispute.
At the time of delivery, inspect your vehicle and compare the condition and mileage against the pre-shipment report provided by the freight forwarder or shipper at origination (depending which you use). If there are inconsistencies, note them as exceptions and be sure a qualified representative of the company signs the report.