Author Topic: FS: Car drop in Arctic, early summer 2010  (Read 2604 times)

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Offline bar_end_shift

FS: Car drop in Arctic, early summer 2010
« on: March 10, 2010, 03:44:15 pm »
My partner in crime and I are planning on doing an arctic - tierra del fuego bike trip starting in early june this year.  Leaning on starting in Inuvik, but potentially Deadhorse - to be decided quite soon. 

We want to drive our car up to the starting point and sell it/give it away to some kind soul who needs it. 

Anyone heading towards the Arctic that might be able to benefit from a car up there?  it's a 1991 Volvo 240 wagon.  356k.  I've got faith (that the car will make it up and back to the continental US - no problems ever)!  We could leave the keys at a Cafe.

Pretty much thinking about the best offer takes it.

It's expensive getting up to or back from the arctic with all your gear, so this could be a sweet deal.

shoot me an email:  alturnquist@wisc.edu

Offline BrianW

Re: FS: Car drop in Arctic, early summer 2010
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 01:09:55 pm »
Nice thought and offer! You (or the new "owner") might have trouble, though, if you leave a U.S.-registered car in Inuvik Canada. Anyone picking it up in Canada and trying to drive it over the border might get snagged for a possibly stolen car. Likewise, if you just abandon it, the local police/RCMP might not look favorably on that. 

You'd likely have better luck with Deadhorse. Maybe post the offer on the Fairbanks Craigslist, asking whoever gets the car to drive you up to Deadhorse and drop you off (transfer the registration to them there). Or, stop at the hostel in Anchorage or Fairbanks and see if somebody is interested in taking you up on the offer.

Have a great trip!