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I'm emigrating to Aus in April (Adelaide) and by the looks of things the cost of 2nd hand porsches is double and more the UK prices. Thanks to all those greedy b(w)ankers suddenly needing to downsize the price has fallen through the floor here and for less than $60000 I could import a 2002 911 C4 with 60k miles on the clock. I'm not looking at an investment, just a car I've dreamed about for 20yrs.

If anyone's got any advice I'd really appreciate it, I had heard you needed to own the car for over a year but can't find anything on that in the importation sections of customs etc. I know about the import duty, GST, luxury vehicle tax, inspection & registration fees - any others I need to know about. I also know I'd need to get the clock changed to Km, is that best done before?



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Fraggle - have a read of this thread: http://aussieexotics.com/forum/porsche/help-think-of-taking-my-996-cab-over-to-perth-with-me-t1526.0.html

Especially this post - we need a permanent link to it:

I brought my Boxster as a personal import with me when I came over in Jan 2005. I'd have only got $22k selling it in the UK and the same age / spec car was selling here at the time for close to $90k. It cost me 1200GBP to ship it in a shared container from London to Sydney and I received it here about 12 weeks later. It took about 7 weeks to go through an endless series of government inspections, compliance work and charges totalled about $5k to $7k.
There was an awful amount of paperwork as is common with any dealings with the Oz government bureaucrats and it almost wasn't worth it in the end. When I sold it after 12 months here, it was more difficult to sell an imported car and I got a lot less money, even though it was a very high specced model and met Australian Design Rules compliance.

I'd recommend you sell your car and bring something with a very large margin of price difference between UK and Aus prices, eg M5 or Aston Martin.



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And to bring one in as a Personal Import, you do need to have owned it over there for at least 12 months.

Otherwise it will have to go thru RAWS.




Offline Aircon

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And to bring one in as a Personal Import, you do need to have owned it over there for at least 12 months.

Otherwise it will have to go thru RAWS.



are you sure? didn't phil tell me i brought my 328 in as a personal import the other day? he's never wrong.

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Offline dkabab

only thing really worth bringing over is something we dont have here.
TVR, NOBLE etc...
you can pick up a 996 carrera here for 60k-80k depending on spec/trans. if i was you, id sell it and buy something here



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are you sure? didn't phil tell me i brought my 328 in as a personal import the other day? he's never wrong.



OK, there are 2 types of Personal import: Pre 89 and Post 89. Both have different rules.

Post 89 PI = having owned the car OS for more than 12 months.

Is that better???



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OK, there are 2 types of Personal import: Pre 89 and Post 89. Both have different rules.

Post 89 PI = having owned the car OS for more than 12 months.

Is that better???


should post 89 include 89? so it's really post 88 isn't it?

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should post 89 include 89? so it's really post 88 isn't it?



pre 89 - post 88??? 

Before 1st Jan 1989 and After 1st of Jan 1989????

What if it was made ON the 1st of Jan 1989???????   :scratchchin:



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What if it was made ON the 1st of Jan 1989???????   :scratchchin:

that would be post 88


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mondi's been hanging around brett too much.


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