Defender Import Issues Thread - Page 2 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old March 25th, 2013, 08:56 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,835
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgreenspan View Post
That was supposed to be a joke about border security and illegal immigration.
Matthew- flew right over my head. I have friends that have done that but 5 years ago when one could drive around Mexico. Plate recognition software rules it out these days.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22  
Old March 25th, 2013, 09:00 PM
triple9music's Avatar
triple9music
Status: Offline
Chad Davis
1984 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 853
Registry
------ Follow up post added March 25th, 2013 05:16 PM ------



That looks good. Want to trade? Does it have a lot of rivets on the front fender from camera mounting holes?[/QUOTE]

That little gal will be for sale after we've worked the kinks out. Actually, those rivets on the fender are from body panels that they attached to make it look like a Russian Jeep. Also has an internal roll bar welded to the frame. Here's a screen shot of what it looks like in the movie with the Bond girl(Maryam d'Abo) behind the wheel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	left hand drive 90 in disguise.jpg
Views:	213
Size:	92.8 KB
ID:	69007  
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old March 25th, 2013, 09:23 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,235
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjf View Post
What are you basing this on?
It was a tongue in cheek reply to a joke statement....
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #24  
Old March 25th, 2013, 09:38 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red90 View Post
It was a tongue in cheek reply to a joke statement....
Gotcha
__________________
Quote:
Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old March 25th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas View Post
Matthew- flew right over my head. I have friends that have done that but 5 years ago when one could drive around Mexico. Plate recognition software rules it out these days.
Sorry to be ignorant, but can you elaborate? Why couldn't you title a vehicle while it is en route, fly to Mexico with your new plates, and drive it to the US?

I met a guy at the dealership a while ago the owned a 1995 (I think, factory 300 tdi) that drove it to Va from Honduras. He was an American living in Honduras. He brought the title and whatever other documentation he needed to the DMV and titled no problem, even though its not 25 years old. I'm sure that part was just a fluke, but nonetheless, it happened. He then took his new plates to Honduras and drove it back. He had it for sale here at some point I think. I'm sure I got some bits of the story wrong, but you get the gist of it.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old March 25th, 2013, 10:06 PM
johan's Avatar
johan
Status: Offline
johan
2009 Range Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
Posts: 869
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas View Post
There is a current nationwide initiative. @ DOT's request Customs is to examine every Land Rover entering and if in a container it will be pulled for an intensive /ie opened..
Not every container though.

Had a container coming in last week, Rotterdam-New York, with two Defenders. After reading this forum I was a little nervous although both cars are completely original. At the end nothing has been checked and the container was never opened by customs.
__________________
Johan
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old March 25th, 2013, 10:44 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,835
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz View Post
Sorry to be ignorant, but can you elaborate? Why couldn't you title a vehicle while it is en route, fly to Mexico with your new plates, and drive it to the US?

I met a guy at the dealership a while ago the owned a 1995 (I think, factory 300 tdi) that drove it to Va from Honduras. He was an American living in Honduras. He brought the title and whatever other documentation he needed to the DMV and titled no problem, even though its not 25 years old. I'm sure that part was just a fluke, but nonetheless, it happened. He then took his new plates to Honduras and drove it back. He had it for sale here at some point I think. I'm sure I got some bits of the story wrong, but you get the gist of it.

Jimmy- Thats not an import. Not sure how he got a title but doubt it was Virginia since they are all about the import docs.. Customs now looks for a record of a vehicle leaving when it is coming back in for this reason. He was lucky and its an expensive gamble.

------ Follow up post added March 25th, 2013 10:48 PM ------

Quote:
Originally Posted by johan View Post
Not every container though.

Had a container coming in last week, Rotterdam-New York, with two Defenders. After reading this forum I was a little nervous although both cars are completely original. At the end nothing has been checked and the container was never opened by customs.
Do you have the trucks ? You going to come get the pto winch sometime ?
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old March 25th, 2013, 11:26 PM
RiftRover's Avatar
RiftRover
Status: Offline
Mike Barnett
110
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 813
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz View Post
I met a guy at the dealership a while ago the owned a 1995 (I think, factory 300 tdi) that drove it to Va from Honduras. He was an American living in Honduras. He brought the title and whatever other documentation he needed to the DMV and titled no problem, even though its not 25 years old. I'm sure that part was just a fluke, but nonetheless, it happened. He then took his new plates to Honduras and drove it back. He had it for sale here at some point I think. I'm sure I got some bits of the story wrong, but you get the gist of it.
You got it right, this was a close friend of mine. In fact, I kept the truck at my house for awhile for him after he moved back to Africa. The truck only had 16,000 miles on it but had been rolled in Honduras. He bought it from a junk yard for almost nothing... It was several years ago, before the 83 models were even legal, so VA DOT didn't give him any issues. He just gave them the Honduras registration docs and they gave him the title. I told him all along he was crazy but he pulled it off. He was very nervous at the border crossing, but they didn't even batt an eye. The truck is somewhere in Colorado now I believe. I know another guy locally who did the same thing with a Canadian Landcruiser diesel that wasn't old enough, Arkansas DOT gave him a title with no issues. Can be done, but no reason to do this with all the trucks available that are already in the country.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old March 26th, 2013, 08:12 AM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
Yeah I remember it being odd, but honestly doesn't surprise me with DMV. I guess he got lucky!

So let me get this straight, you can't register a car before you import it and just drive across the border? I would think people in the northern states would buy cars from Canada, and Canadians would buy cars from the US.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old March 26th, 2013, 09:01 AM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz View Post
Yeah I remember it being odd, but honestly doesn't surprise me with DMV. I guess he got lucky!

So let me get this straight, you can't register a car before you import it and just drive across the border? I would think people in the northern states would buy cars from Canada, and Canadians would buy cars from the US.
Not legally as far as the feds are concerned and you need the import docs to register it in most states too.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old March 26th, 2013, 03:54 PM
johan's Avatar
johan
Status: Offline
johan
2009 Range Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
Posts: 869
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas View Post



Do you have the trucks ? You going to come get the pto winch sometime ?
Yes the trucks past customs two weeks ago and delivered to my home last week


I am thinking about the whinch every day Can it stay a little bit longer ?
__________________
Johan
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old March 26th, 2013, 04:44 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,835
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by johan View Post
Yes the trucks past customs two weeks ago and delivered to my home last week


I am thinking about the whinch every day Can it stay a little bit longer ?
Johan- when ever works for you. Storage isn't a problem.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old March 26th, 2013, 10:17 PM
ukoffroad's Avatar
ukoffroad
Status: Offline
Chuck Yarbrough
67 IIA
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lynchburg,Va
Posts: 548
Looks like DrAaron might be caught up in something like this, see the other thread on NC? Had some trucks seized maybe?
__________________
Chuck
67 Series IIA
The parts falling off this vehicle are of the finest British craftsmanship.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old March 26th, 2013, 10:43 PM
rdavisinva's Avatar
rdavisinva
Status: Offline
Robert Davis
N/A
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 6,793
Quote:
Originally Posted by ukoffroad View Post
Looks like DrAaron might be caught up in something like this, see the other thread on NC? Had some trucks seized maybe?
Very sad situation, Chuck.
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...
__________________
RDavisinVA

Uncle "Richard" Douglas has a Land Rover with big wheels that never gets stuck... until he breaks something so it won't go. Uncle Douglas always breaks something. - Anna Crowther at the Conclave 2012 (AKA Carburetor Neck)

"What's with this death wobble, Uncle Douglas, I can't keep it in 1 lane?"
UD: "Just Power through it man!"
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old March 27th, 2013, 02:29 AM
triple9music's Avatar
triple9music
Status: Offline
Chad Davis
1984 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 853
Registry
agreed, Dr. Aaron is a super nice guy, hoping he's ok in all of that.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old March 27th, 2013, 02:10 PM
BOBCAT110's Avatar
BOBCAT110
Status: Online
Ken Jagolta
94 d-90
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Nantucket /Boca
Posts: 1,282
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-...item51a9e8c53e

BLR has six of these "NAS" 110s for sale on Ebay. Discuss.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old March 27th, 2013, 02:11 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,741
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCAT110 View Post
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-...item51a9e8c53e

BLR has six of these "NAS" 110s for sale on Ebay. Discuss.
Wait....should I not have just clicked the "Buy It Now" ?
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old April 15th, 2013, 08:16 PM
110fender
Status: Offline
devin
1987 110
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: richmond, virginia, usa
Posts: 807
I have a 1987 110 that has been rebuilt that has been seized in Norfolk, Virginia. The agent said that the vin plate on the dash doesnt 'match the vehicle'. I am waiting on the actual paperwork from them to see the details but this is not good. I got a lawyer who is helping me and i hope this process will be somewhat painless but i dont think that will be the case.....
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old April 15th, 2013, 08:25 PM
Jackie Treehorn's Avatar
Jackie Treehorn
Status: Offline
A
1985 (legitimately)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,984
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by 110fender View Post
I have a 1987 110 that has been rebuilt that has been seized in Norfolk, Virginia. The agent said that the vin plate on the dash doesnt 'match the vehicle'. I am waiting on the actual paperwork from them to see the details but this is not good. I got a lawyer who is helping me and i hope this process will be somewhat painless but i dont think that will be the case.....
Which UK shop did the rebuild? (I assume it was UK)
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old April 15th, 2013, 08:25 PM
ipgregory's Avatar
ipgregory
Status: Offline
Ian Gregory
'97 D90 ST #1008
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Henderson, NV USA
Posts: 1,083
Registry
If its an 87 import then there shouldn't be a VIN plate 'on the Dash' for starters. Should have a plate riveted onto the brake pedal bracket under the hood and a number stamped onto the frame. Hopefully that's just a bad term that was used?

If it was rebuilt was the body style changed? 3 door to 5 door or double cab or something like that? That would mean the body style doesn't match the one listed in the VIN #.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Tags
defender, import

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Red Defender 90 for sale BrianConway321 For Sale - Vehicles 5 February 22nd, 2005 09:27 PM
Thread hijacking! TwisteD90 Misc. Chit-Chat 19 March 6th, 2004 03:23 PM
Pre-Production Defender for sale, legal to import to US! Chris Cox Misc. Chit-Chat 4 November 25th, 2003 12:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 PM.


Copyright