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Offline DavidEvo


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So, firstly a little back story… I’ve just finished my degree in the UK and have been toying with the idea of working down under (yes, I know, another one ect..)

Only thing is, I hate the thought of potentially living and working in a country such as Australia and being without my rather beloved little Fiat Barchetta.

So, I’ve done a fair bit of googling, and it doesn’t look too promising… she’s left hand drive, and manufactured in 1995, so my question is, has anyone actually done this with a car that isn’t a “classic”, I’ve read about club and tourist regos, but not come across anyone that’s actually managed to do so… thought this might be a good place to ask around

David



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So, firstly a little back story… I’ve just finished my degree in the UK and have been toying with the idea of working down under (yes, I know, another one ect..)

Only thing is, I hate the thought of potentially living and working in a country such as Australia and being without my rather beloved little Fiat Barchetta.

So, I’ve done a fair bit of googling, and it doesn’t look too promising… she’s left hand drive, and manufactured in 1995, so my question is, has anyone actually done this with a car that isn’t a “classic”, I’ve read about club and tourist regos, but not come across anyone that’s actually managed to do so… thought this might be a good place to ask around

David

No need to bring a car. All Brits seem to get issued one of these at the airport.

Each individual state has its own regulations regarding registration of LHD vehicles.






Offline mondi

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Short answer is No.......



......if you PI the car it will need to be converted.





Offline anotherforumuser

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Sell it and buy an MX5 when you get here and you'll wonder why you didnt buy an MX5 instead of the Barchetta in the first place.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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as above...

import and convert is simply way too hard and expensive for a car like that.

Sell it and buy something here...

There's several converted Lancia Integrales here, if you like that kind of thing, if you want a rag top, then yeah, MX5 or S2000 is the way to go.



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