Hey folks. I'm new to the forum - it was recommended to me to research some questions about importing a Defender.
I'm active duty US Army stationed in Costa Rica, and am set to move back to the US next month. We just sold our Sequoia, and I'm able to ship back 1 car as part of my move. I've found a Defender 110 for $15k. I'm going through as many threads as I can looking for info, but it doesn't hurt to post a few questions.
I've not seen the car in person, but I will probably go check it out this week.
The car is advertised as a 1990, but the VIN number shows 88-89 manufacture. I don't know what the Costa Rican property title reflects. What's more important - what the local paperwork shows or the VIN number?
I'm moving to NY, which I understand has a pretty easy process for military folks importing vehicles. I'm a South Carolina resident, so I think I could register it there pretty easily as well. Does NY have vehicle inspections? The car passes current Costa Rican inspections (which are suspect in my book).
This is a link to the vehicle:
When I go look at it, I'm taking my mechanic to check it out. We've looked at several older Series models. Is there anything in particular I need to pay close attention to with respect to modifications? The seller claims that the vehicle is original.
Thanks in advance-