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Old 03-17-2005, 00:09   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Exporting to a foreign country?

Big Bill wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 23:45:13 -0600, "Tim" <timakal@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I hope not... it's a gentlemen I've done business with before. He's just
>>expressed an interest in it.
>>
>>But seriously... I've heard of people taking them to places like the UK,
>>but I haven't a clue what would be involved. This is probably something I
>>don't wanna do... too much of a hassel.

>
> Personal opinion: it's his purchase, let him figure it out.
> I have no idea what would be involved, but I would imagine it's more
> than simply arranging transport. It would be far easier for him to
> find what would be required to import it into his country, than for
> you to find what it would take to do so.
> Yeah, way too much hassle.
>>
>>"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
>>news:W8eQd.47564$gA4.28635@edtnps89...
>>> This isn't one of those "you cash our cheque and pay the man that picks
>>> it up for us" scams, is it???
>>>
>>>
>>> "Tim" <timakal@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:VBdQd.6710$zs.636@okepread04...
>>>> I am going to be selling my Explorer within the next 6 months, and
>>>> oddly
>>> as
>>>> it sounds, I have a possible buyer for it. But, he's in Thailand, and
>>>> I'm
>>> in
>>>> the USA.
>>>>
>>>> Can this vehicle be exported there? Anyone know what would be involved?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>

>

Hi

I've no experence in importing vehicles over there, but you may find
inormations such as local laws about US cars imported there.

I've recently (last september) bought a '92 Eddie Bauer in Switzerland
(directly imported from US market by Ford of Switzerland) and imported it
in France. Just a border to cross... But my Explo has US glasses, mirrors,
lights, seatbelts, horn, and of course one only bulb for both blinkers and
stop lights...

In France I had to modify my 'true-american Explo' to have orange blinkers
at the rear, then add a reverse light and a red rear fog light to comply
with local rules. Also, I had to let i be agreed especially, as no '91 and
'92 Explo had ever been asked for homologation by Ford-France...
More, it's here difficult o find bulbs to replace lights, and if somebody
crashes his car in yours, you are not able to find spareparts in France...
But Ford Germany has a warm welcome for 'afficionados' like me, and they
ordered in the US all I needed (light, bumper, fender...) I had to wait for
2 months for all the spareparts to be in France. Add to that taxes when you
import from switzerland to france, (about $500), tax for secial agreement
($80), tax for license plate ($400) and wait for 4 months..

Then now I'm happy, proud owner of a self-imported Explo

1992 Eddie Bauer (red) 260.000 km 4.0 pushrod V6 (X)
Made in Louisville KY
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