As an attorney who is heavily involved in the collector car hobby, I often hear of bizarre, tragic and even criminal circumstances that have befallen collectors. Some of these are so strange that one knows they simply couldn’t happen again: The uninsured Ferrari “tree-a-rossa” crushed by a large oak that fell on the barn it lived in one winter falls into this category, as does the MG that was washed away when the tide rolled in during a photo shoot (don’t ask). There are others, though, that are unfortunately commonplace enough that I can expect to hear the same horror story at least 10 times a year. Foremost in this category are cars that are damaged in shipping.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2005/09/02/advice-for-smart-transporting