Vintage Cars to Pebble Beach and Shanghai

Case Studies

Customer challenge

A classic motor car company required a sophisticated compliance solution: transportation and customs clearances for four rare vintage cars from Germany to the United States and China, and potentially back again. The vehicles were shown at an auction in the United States, the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event. The client needed several customs and tax solutions in place, which were situationally dependent upon sales during the event.

Our solution

  • Secure loading and lashing at the OIA automotive warehouse in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Wooden automotive platforms (APs) were used for securing and loading all cars into 40′ containers
  • Booking and organization of sea freight
  • Customs clearance and documentation
  • Dedicated team management with high accessibility
  • Enclosed car transporters

Customer benefits

We developed a one-stop solution with a single point of contact. OIA put transportation, customs, and tax solutions in place for every car’s sale/show status. The team’s attention to detail ensured a stress-free experience for the owner, event organizers, and buyers alike. Two cars were sold after a successful Pebble Beach event, and the other two continued on to the Bund Classics event in Shanghai before they were finally returned to Germany in pristine condition.

Complex shipment?

OIA’s niche is providing exceptional, personalized customer solutions while maintaining high service levels and accessibility.