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Old December 5th, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Hypothetically speaking…

Say you had a friend in the US who was planning to relocate to England, and just say that friend was planning to ship a container from the states to England with enough room for a classic American vehicle that he planned to re-sell once he was settled in London. Which classic American vehicle do you think would be the best for your friend to bring over…?

Or...is there something else here in the US that I...errr Your 'friend' could bring over that someone might want.

Timeframe would be about 18 months.

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Old December 5th, 2011, 11:55 PM
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You should bring something like a 1983 ROW 110...I'm sure those things will sell like hotcakes over there!

If one of the UK guys chimes in and says "bring a 1983 Jeep CJ7" I'll probably crap myself.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 05:02 AM
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Hypothetically speaking…

Say you had a friend in the US who was planning to relocate to England, and just say that friend was planning to ship a container from the states to England with enough room for a classic American vehicle that he planned to re-sell once he was settled in London. Which classic American vehicle do you think would be the best for your friend to bring over…?

Or...is there something else here in the US that I...errr Your 'friend' could bring over that someone might want.

Timeframe would be about 18 months.

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TBH i'm not sure that unless it's VERY desirable or rare that it's worth the hassle, maybe better filling it with parts? NAS stuff, defender cages, rear jump seat etc and some LS1 engines, tyres, 35" KM2s, simex etc dana 60 axles with lockers in etc
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T1G UP - he's talking about going in the other direction. (bringing a car into the UK)
I know its a strange concept, when all we talk about here is bring cars INTO the states.

Personally, I'd test the waters for any early Mopar product. Early Harleys/Indians also come to mind. THey are rare here, so they would be like unobtainuim in the UK. Of course there has to be an audience and the exchange rate has to make sense.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 09:35 AM
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My mom has a 55 Chrysler Windsor she was thinking of having restored so I was looking around for prices on restored ones a few years back.
In the US they were selling for around $6,000 I think. In the UK I found several for $25,000 or so.
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Don't you watch Wheeler Dealers? Obviously a Delorean.
A regular one, or a 1.21 gigawatts edition?
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If you want to make great money a matching numbers 1941 slat grill willys mb jeep in restored condition will sell for between £17,000 and £25,000, a nicely restored 1942-5 Ford GPW or Willys MB will sell for between £11,000 and £16,000. Dodge command cars also get great money as do International and white half tracks.
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If you want to make great money a matching numbers 1941 slat grill willys mb jeep in restored condition will sell for between £17,000 and £25,000
Damn...I was sort of joking, but the fact that Jeeps are valuable over there is sort of ironic.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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A friend of mine in Italy drives an older CJ and gets offers to buy it all the time... It would be ironic but I bet you would do alright with one of those if nothing else be able to do a trade for a decent Defender.
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I got a huge amount of interest for my Bentley from the UK.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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A friend took a Ford Mustang convertible ( 1967 ) valued here in the upper teens , sold it there for 35000 GBP, not sure what import cost he had.

Also old mustangs are well liked in Germany, and Denmark
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Damn...I was sort of joking, but the fact that Jeeps are valuable over there is sort of ironic.
Europeans actual cherish their history unlike Americans. "Living history" especially ww2 military history is a really big deal over there. There's actually a subculture that wears ww2 stuff daily....
Keep in mind its not just any jeeps that are valuable-its the 71 year old ones with wartime provenance.
Anything you send to the UK will be taxed @ 20% on entry.
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Europeans actual cherish their history unlike americans. "Living history" especially ww2 military history is a really big deal over there. There's actually a subculture that wears ww2 stuff daily....
I'm guessing that does NOT include the Germans ? Even the Brits STILL won't let them live down WWII to this day...
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Doug, the tax on Jeeps or any pre 1950 vehicles is 5% I believe.
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I'm guessing that does NOT include the Germans ? Even the Brits STILL won't let them live down WWII to this day...
There was an article in last weekends Baltimore Sun where it was suggested that the independent Jewish state should have been carved out of Germany given their debt to Jews. It was also suggested that the Germans killed far more Jews than the Palestinians and that Germanys debt to modern society is far from paid.
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There was an article in last weekends Baltimore Sun where it was suggested that the independent Jewish state should have been carved out of Germany given their debt to Jews. It was also suggested that the Germans killed far more Jews than the Palestinians and that Germanys debt to modern society is far from paid.
Possibly true but has nothing to do with the why or or how of why Israel is where it is. Now back to what to import.
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A friend of my recently sold his 1970 Rover 3500s sedan and it went back to England.
I wonder if the 20% tax on entry to the UK that Doug mentioned applied to that Rover sedan since it was basically a re-patriation of the car back to its original country of manufacture.

I bought an American car built originally as a Canadian export vehicle that had been in Manitoba for its entire 35 year life. I didn't pay any customs duty to bring the car in to the U.S. simply because it was originally manufactured in Detroit.
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Hi Art,

I think it's a two part question. First, what is desireable to UK buyers and then which of those is on the low end of the value curve here. Many car values here fluxuate up and down. T-Birds are a great example. Their value goes up an down dramaticaly based on what's hot and what's not.

If you can find something UK buyers want but is out of favor here, then you hit a homer.

Some may surprise you. I doubled my money shipping a Porsche 911 to Europe.

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