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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Import Defender from UK ?!

Hello !!! I used to have 1995 D-90,but i sold it around 6 years ago.Well always love to have 110 because d-90 never have enough room for me. I saw on ebay ,people start bring them from UK .I am very sure ,someone on this website already import some trucks .So my question is : How hard to do paperwork and get a title ( i am from wa state ) .Also is cheaper to buy in usa ,or import from uk ?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Contact Brian (Mybluett) he's in WA also

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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Thank you ! Did he import some trucks from UK ?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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yes a couple I think\


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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Search "import" or "importing 110" on this forum - tons of information - and read up a bunch...you'll find personal accounts of the buying, shipping, brokerage, customs, and registration processes. You're not the first. Also search "what's legal"
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Call Doug at Dividing Creek Imports, he's imported many trucks (3 for me).
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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Thank you very much !!!!!
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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:19 PM
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I imported my defender 90 from England, took a while but it got here and I love it. You have to be careful about buying through smaller groups/individuals over there because there are a lot of people making them look nice and shipping them over and they are rusted out and mechanically bad, a pig in lipstick as my dad says. I would highly recommend going through someone who rebuilds them like Liveridge or Foley are two of the better companies in Engalnd. My 90 came from Liveridge, and I was impressed by they work but certain little things are starting to show. My dad is getting a 130 and is not sure to go back to liveridge or use Foley. Though now liveridge are putting new galvanized chassis on all their rebuilds and kicked up the price a little so they may have increased their workmenship.

Also I hear the restrictions are getting more tight as more are getting imported, so you have to get a stock style truck over here.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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I second Foley's. I've had great experience with using them. They had some nice LHD's on their site just the other day. They are not going to be the "cheapest" option because you get what you pay for in life and with Rovers too.

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Old September 19th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Hum:

+1 for getting hold of Mybluett. He has a 90 coming in pretty soon.

Here's one I found (pre-defender so it has the old style engine)
http://www.landrovercentre.com/listings/g940keg/

Foleys website
http://foleysv.com/

Liveridge website
http://www.liveridge4x4.com/

Going through the same thing myself soon.

Good luck!

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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:16 AM
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FWIW I have handled the collection/shipping/import of Brian/Mybluett's trucks and just helped out with the clearance of his container of restoration parts.
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Doug did a great job bringing in the 90 I purchased from the UK. Great person to deal with and makes it a stress free deal.
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Doug (130Tdi above) handled the import of my 1983 110 (which I bought for the winch and which Tomaco used the chassis as the basis of his doublecab project in the project section below). To say that the transaction was flawless and stress free is an understatement. Basically I bought it on ebay, told Doug and Doug took care of EVERYTHING from getting someone in the UK to pick it up and take it to the docks, arrange shipping and import and he was even nice enough to drop it off at my house with his trailer (he lives a couple hours away) -- all for a very reasonable cost. I have referred a number of others to him as well and the results have been the same.

There are two ways to go about buying a UK defender (really they are all 90s or 110s or 127s as the defender did not start until 1991 or so and you can only import 25 yr old plus trucks). First, find it in the UK and buy it. Second, buy it from someone here who already did that. Personally, I think you are better off with the first method as it saves considerable money and buying from the UK is no different than buying from another part of the country. On the other hand if there is one local to you that you like from a reseller, then that is a viable option too.
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Yet another informative thread. I'm spending way too much time hovering on this site. Had to finally touch down and make contact. Hello gentlemen. Mind your manners, there's another lady on board.

The depth of resources, knowledge, networking and this unspoken comradery going on here has put D-90 in rare cyberspace territory. Just wanted to say thanks to all those who make D-90 what it is.
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