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Old May 3rd, 2014, 01:24 PM
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Export Advice Needed Please

Hello,
I am a car dealer here in the Republic of Ireland and know of a 1997 Land Rover defender 110 Lhd 2500 Cc Diesel manual transmission after a full refurb with no rust!
What I would like to know id would this be suitable for export to the usa/Canada?
And if not what models would be suitable that ye know are for sale in europe but are harder got in the Us.
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Hello, I am a car dealer here in the Republic of Ireland and know of a 1997 Land Rover defender 110 Lhd 2500 Cc Diesel manual transmission after a full refurb with no rust! What I would like to know id would this be suitable for export to the usa/Canada? And if not what models would be suitable that ye know are for sale in europe but are harder got in the Us. Thanks Kind Regards David Similar to this Defender http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...N_vehicle).JPG
Read the what's legal thread. Contact an importer. Search the site. Search the internet. This subject has been done to death so many times ...
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David, generally vehicles must at least 25 yo to enter the US and 15 for Canada. The import process is very simple if the vehicle is original to factory spec. Any deviations from original factory specifications will likely present a challenge and require it to be turned around. The US has an excise tax of 2.5% whereas Canada has GST which is like VAT of 20% I believe. Hope this is helpful and gets you started in the right direction. You will quickly find there is a lot of discussion around this. Good Luck! Clay
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Old May 4th, 2014, 08:15 AM
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Don't do it yourself. Use a professional, use Doug Crowther. He is the best.
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Even if it is legal forget California as it's diesel powered. If you replaced the chassis, forget about it entirely.
Yup the what's legal thread is the place to start. That and uncle Doug
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David:
Not allowed in USA as the vehicle has to be 25 years old.
Is available for export into Canada as mentioned above the cut-off is 15 years and the vehicle you mention is 17 years old.

I know an honest guy in Halifax area that you could work with who is not too expensive if you need a man on the ground.

Not sure if Uncle Douglas is Canadian friendly, but there is no one better for handling import and export (ing).
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"And if not what models would be suitable that ye know are for sale in europe but are harder got in the Us"


Assuming they meet the other requirements, the following are desirable:

1) left hand drive

2) 4 door station wagons

3) From warm and dry climates such as Greece
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