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    Shipping a hard top

    I purchased my Z8 from Santa Barbara BMW and it didn't have a hard top. As part of the deal they agreed to order one from the factory at a cost of around $13,000. After 3 months the top has arrived but now I have to get it down to Orange County. Any suggestions on how to get it here aside from driving up and putting it on the Z8? Thanks.

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    Maybe see if another owner is heading down your way, and wouldn't mind bringing on his or her car?

    Failing that maybe make a weekend trip of it, there are loads of nice spots to stay in the SB area.
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    The hardtop comes in a big old shipping box. It should cost $250-$500 to ship it to you, or a closer dealer.

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    If it's safely packaged in a big shipping box just then UPS Ground it, it be half that or less.
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    How about driving up to SB and having them show you how to install it assuming that they know how (yea, I chuckled as I wrote it but I figured that everyone needed a laugh).

    It is not rocket science but the first time can be a bit challenging.

    Otherwise, UPS with it WELL insured.
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    Thanks for the input, I'm still waiting to hear back from SB BMW. For what I paid for the car, I expected that they would have delivered it.