Originally Posted by Overlander
Whats the reason for import block?
Both were blocked for different reasons... we tried to push getting the Land Cruiser imported but even as diplomats we were told it wasn't going to be possible.
The 70 Series was imported from Japan into Mozambique. South Africa has import laws in place to protect their market and does not allow second hand Japanese imports since they are plentiful and relatively cheap.
The Wrangler was from the states and was left hand drive. It appears that South Africa used to allow LHD vehicles at least as an exception for diplomats but not any more.
I would have liked to hang on to the 70 but I was happy to get sell the wrangler. Not that it wasn't nice, just nothing special and terrible fuel mileage.
------ Follow up post added December 3rd, 2015 07:13 AM ------
Originally Posted by Tallergypsy
I went to school in Pretoria and served my apprenticeship at the steelworks. I now live in Canada and make Land Rover overdrives for a living. I went home to South Africa in the 90s to get an MBA at Cape Town university. My wife and I were back in Africa with our 110 three years ago and drove up through Mozambique and Malawi to Kenya. Shipped the truck from Mombasa to Southampton, detoured thru Spain to Morocco and then shipped the truck on the RO/RO from Liverpool to Halifax and drove across the states and Canada to Vancouver. Good luck with your new 110 you probably have a lot of exploring to do yet.
That's for sure, there is no shortage of places to go just within South Africa. Sounds like you had quite the trip... I've done the drive from Moz to Malawi and hope to get up there and beyond sometime with the 110.