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Old September 14th, 2017, 12:14 PM
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buying a Landy from Canada, 1982 110

What are the concerns with taxes and having it transported to Calif? Im sure there are threads here and Ive searched a few but there are so many...any advice is appreciated.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 12:26 PM
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Sure it's not an 82 109?
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Old September 14th, 2017, 12:35 PM
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Zack's point is that 110s were first produced in 1983. Make sure you check the VIN and ensure the VIN plate matches the chassis VIN exactly and correctly and that the vehicle is what you think it is. All major parts must match what can be decoded by the VIN (original type engine, gearbox, top style, LHD/RHD and so on...) or you may have the import denied.

Do you have a link to an ad for the truck?
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Old September 14th, 2017, 03:01 PM
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youre right. I was wrong. Its a 1983 110. A friend of mine has had it since 2003. Ive always been interested in it and hes decided to sell it. Hes located in Vancouver. According to him its bone stock aside from a few things, rack, snorkel etc. Mechanically its factory.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 03:19 PM
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What are the concerns with taxes and having it transported to Calif? Im sure there are threads here and Ive searched a few but there are so many...any advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Shouldn't have any trouble transporting it to California. Registering it is another subject.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 03:59 PM
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What are the concerns with taxes and having it transported to Calif? Im sure there are threads here and Ive searched a few but there are so many...any advice is appreciated.
Thanks in advance
You will pay 2.5% tax plus Customs and agent fees. Make sure the Engine is same type as the one it came out of the factory. If the engine is changed from Diesel to gas or vice versa then it could be a problem if customs notice it.. just make sure the D110 is as original as possible.
Transportation to Cali is no problem, your agent could help you with transport.
Only issue is you have to try your best to register it in California. Good Luck, They have some shitty Laws..
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Old September 14th, 2017, 05:15 PM
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You will pay 2.5% tax.....
Unless it is a pickup and you may pay 25%.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 08:14 PM
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Not sure if it applies but then there is the 8% sales tax you pay for cars purchased outside California unless you owned it for more then a year.


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Employ the services of Doug Crowther ai Dividing Creek Imports. He is Uncle Douglas here on the forum. Importing Rovers for people is what he does and he does it well.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 11:16 AM
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if it is a pickup bolt a seat to the back and that will save you on the chicken tax and bring it back down to 2.5%
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Old September 16th, 2017, 11:13 AM
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If he wants to keep it in Vancouver I'm shopping for one
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Old September 16th, 2017, 12:20 PM
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if it is a pickup bolt a seat to the back and that will save you on the chicken tax and bring it back down to 2.5%
Will still pay CA state sales tax also, 8 or 9%

You will run into issues registering it, do it wrong and your VIN will be flagged (no registration, either pay thousands for CARB sticker or leave the state with it), do it 'right' and it will still be iffy.

My advice is don't. Get one from another state or add $9,000 for CARB, add 9% sales tax for CA, and add whatever the import tax is if bringing one in. Out of state and you've owned it for a year or more and you run into way less hassle.

Last two people I know that brought imports directly here got immediately flagged and cannot register.

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Old September 17th, 2017, 09:49 PM
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Unless things have changed, you Can't import them directly into CA if it wasn't designed to meet the carb and safety standards here originally. At least that was the deal when I tried doing it back in 2012. Find a diesel defender that is already titled or can be titled in another state and then bring it here.
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Old September 19th, 2017, 08:30 PM
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Ive decided to pull the trigger on this Landy, whats the best way to bring it into the country? Do I have him drive it over the border and I take possession? Should I have a transport company do it? How does it work with customs etc?
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Old September 20th, 2017, 06:52 PM
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Doug Crowther at Dividing Creek Imports
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Old September 20th, 2017, 09:44 PM
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Employ the services of Doug Crowther ai Dividing Creek Imports. He is Uncle Douglas here on the forum. Importing Rovers for people is what he does and he does it well.
He doesnt import from Canada or Mexico
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Old September 20th, 2017, 11:07 PM
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I'll drive it down for you ;-) I cross monthly at least, have a defender and a Canadian address as well, so I rarely raise eyebrows.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 07:18 AM
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I bought mine in Canada. Call the border crossing you intend to use and ask about importing a vehicle. I think I filled out one form, got a real quick inspection, paid my tax and was out the door. Took less than 30 minutes.

I used a smaller port, Point Roberts. You might try the Lynden crossing. Peace Arch or the Blaine truck crossing are the busiest.
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