Box Clever: The Advantages Of Choosing Shipping Containers For Storing Restoration Vehicles

Posted on: 16 July 2017

Restoring a vintage car, truck or motorcycle to its former glory and full working condition can be an incredibly rewarding endeavour; however, for those of us without the luxury of multi-car garages, storing your restoration project without depriving your daily driver(s) of needed shelter can be tricky. Constructing a new garage or storage shed from scratch can be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming, especially if you expect your restoration to be completed relatively quickly.

Consequently, many owners of restoration vehicles are turning to alternative, pre-fabricated options for storing their projects, and shipping containers are proving to be one of the most popular. Using one of these robust cargo containers for vehicle storage has a number of advantages over more expensive and permanent storage spaces, making them an attractive proposition for almost any restoration enthusiast:


Purchasing a shipping container and having it transported to your property is a far less expensive option than going to the trouble of constructing a full-blown storage shed or garage. Used shipping containers are particularly affordable, and many can be found in excellent condition for prices far lower than factory-fresh containers. You can also save money by choosing one of the smaller varieties of shipping containers, which will still provide adequate room for most restoration projects.

Easy to install

Installing a shipping container on your property is as simple as hoisting it into place onto a flat, firm surface. No concrete foundations or other ground-strengthening measures are required, and containers can even be placed on an unpaved ground if it is suitable firm and well-drained.


Shipping containers are designed to resist the harsh weather and corrosive salt spray of the open seas, and many have been in service for years without suffering appreciable damage. As you can imagine, a shipping container can be expected to endure anything the milder weather of dry land can throw at it. Ideally, you should choose a shipping container that has not suffered significant damaged to its paintwork -- this paint is extremely rust-resistant, and when unbroken it can dramatically extend the working lifespan of a container.


If space constraints or circumstance force you to relocate your shipping container, it can be done simply and cheaply with the use of forklifts (for short distances) or flatbed trucks (for longer relocation). 


Shipping container doors are fitted with tremendously robust latches and locking mechanisms, designed the resist break-ins by professional cargo thieves. If the locks and latches of your chosen container are still in working condition, they will provide exemplary security for your restoration vehicle, and can be supplemented with ordinary padlocks and chain locks for added peace of mind.

Resale value

If you complete your restoration project and find you no longer need the additional storage space your container requires, it can be resold on the open market relatively easily. Keeping your container in good condition will help it hold more of its value, and a well-protected container can be sold for a large proportion of the price you originally paid for it.

Contact a company that has shipping containers for sale for more information and assistance. 


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