Straight Eight Logistics specialises in classic and luxury car transportation by land, sea and air. Its unique, high-end personal service, tailored to each client’s bespoke requirements and schedule to guarantee that each vehicle arrives at its destination on time and in prime condition sets it clearly apart and beyond its competitors.
Straight Eight’s fleet of fully enclosed transporters are specifically designed to cater for the complex and highly specialised movement of irreplaceable and exotic cars around the world. Be it transporting a single classic or super car to an event, race, road rally, exhibition, concours d’elegance, or several of the rarest cars ever produced for the most reputable auction houses, each vehicle is considered priceless and receives the same service of discretion and excellence.
Founded in October 2012 by Peter Bonham Christie, the company’s unparalleled service has ensured its exponential growth, and rapidly established Straight Eight’s position as a market leader in the transport of classic and luxury cars on a global scale.
Premium Worldwide Shipping Service
With the trusted alliance of international partners, Straight Eight can securely and safely ship any vehicle around the world, whether by regular airfreight or containerised shipping by sea.
The Straight Eight team ensures that every aspect of international transportation is covered, from the thorough completion of all documentation, vigilant monitoring of import and export regulatory changes, to factoring in such considerations as the fumigation of wood for the packaging of spare engines or local microdotting requirements in South Africa.
First Class Logistics Team
Straight Eight’s dedicated and highly experienced team operates in a confidential and discreet manner, exercising minute attention to detail in all matters from booking to collection and delivery. Their expertise ensures bespoke needs inherent in high-end car transportation are met, such as the precise placement of strapping to avoid unnecessary damage to a wooden chassis, the use of winches to load inoperable cars, or ensuring the availability of low-angled approach ramps for low- slung super cars.
Logistic Race Team & Official Road Rally Partners
A solid understanding of the processes and confidentiality required in transporting and shipping production, sports, prototype and formula race cars underpins Straight Eight’s partnerships with international motorsport teams and events.
With the ability to transport any manner or number of vehicles to and from racetracks around the world to fit the client’s racing schedule, Straight Eight regularly provides services for events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classic, Grand Prix de Pau Historique, Le Mans Classic, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, and Mille Miglia.
As official transport and logistics partners for numerous classic road rallies across Europe, Straight Eight can transport any number of competitors’ cars to and from events from around the world. Furthermore, its bespoke on-event support can stretch to include a shadow breakdown service across the entire rally.
Safe, Secure Storage
Straight Eight Logistics utilises a first class storage facility providing clients with discreet, secure and climate controlled storage conveniently located just off the M3 in Hampshire, almost equidistant between London and the UK’s southern ports.
Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all vehicles are monitored by a Grade 3 (Redcare) alarm system with motion detection and CCTV surveillance, which is linked to the police and fire departments and fully approved by a leading insurer.
With each client assigned a designated contact to manage individual requirements, including routine maintenance, bespoke work, transportation, shipping and paperwork, many choose to register their vehicle with Straight Eight logistics. Each car entrusted to the facility is protected with a breathable cover and, at the end of the storage period, fluid levels and tyre pressures are checked to ensure complete piece of mind upon collection.
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