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Shipping a left hand drive automobile to the UK

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in the UK.
Subforums: Property for Sale/Rent

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Shipping a left hand drive automobile to the UK

Post Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:43 am

I am considering accepting a job in the UK. Can anyone share their experiences with driving a vehicle with the steering wheel on the left side in the UK?

 

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Re: Shipping a left hand drive automobile to the UK

Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:28 pm

wanted to know what is the cost of shiipping the car, is it less than buying a car from the Uk

 

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Re: Shipping a left hand drive automobile to the UK

Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:23 pm

Hi US-PAC,
Buy a car in the UK, they're cheap as chips!
Log on to www.autotrader.co.uk at some stage you will have to enter a postcode, If you have the postcode of your prospective employers, enter that, and the type of car etc. you want, the amount etc. and see what comes up! waste of time importing a car from USA.

 

researcher
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Re: Shipping a left hand drive automobile to the UK

Post Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:01 pm

Thanks for the response. I actually own a small automobile in good shape and that is what lead me to the question. It will cost $800 to $1000 US dollars to ship the automobile. I may also have to pay import fees, customs fees, inspection fees, etc. So I also came to the conclusion it is cheaper and much easier to buy a car in the UK. I have looked at the web site listed and it is very helpful.

Again thanks.

 

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Re: Shipping a left hand drive automobile to the UK

Post Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:47 pm

I did this a few times now between 2004 and 2017. You asked this question a few years ago so I hope this helps others looking do the same thing. I put my experience and checklist of things to do, costs, shipping, regitration etc at www.import-car.info and hope you find it useful.

 

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