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Offline Gt750


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So, I understand the personal import route (mostly) and a little of the other routes, including a Letter of Compliance from the manufacturer.  I currently live in the UK but will be moving to Vic next year.  The car is a Maser QP V.  What compliance would be needed in Vic for this car both through the personal route or other routes for import?

The related isuue I am struggling with is what impact does the import route have on resale value, so if I want/need to sell the car a year down the road will I be looking at a sale price of a locally delivered car or something different?

Cheers.



Offline sinkman


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So, I understand the personal import route (mostly) and a little of the other routes, including a Letter of Compliance from the manufacturer.  I currently live in the UK but will be moving to Vic next year.  The car is a Maser QP V.  What compliance would be needed in Vic for this car both through the personal route or other routes for import?

The related isuue I am struggling with is what impact does the import route have on resale value, so if I want/need to sell the car a year down the road will I be looking at a sale price of a locally delivered car or something different?

Cheers.

The compliance work - others will be able to advise. I think it maybe minimal for that car. There is a mob in Prospect Hill road Camberwell who specialise in English import compliance work. I will find their number so you can call and chat with them.

The resale value for your QPV will be impacted here in Australia by the fact it is an English import. The extent of the impact will be determined by what the car looks like in the chassis, suspension, brakes shocks areas. What is the rust like ? The salt on European roads kills cars. I have seen imported low mileage 360s that require complete suspension rebuilds etc when brought over.

There are lots of QPVs here. I would suggest you bring over something less common and desirable. The chaps here will provide advice on what that could be as the import rules preclude us here personally importing any car post 1/1/89. For me a lovely dark blue 512 TR please. Low Kim's and full service history.

Good luck
Phil



Offline mondi

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Do not waste a PI on a Maser, for god sake!!!





Offline Gt750


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Rust?  Absolutely none.  The car is in pristine condition.  It is very rare that you see any new (ish) car here with any rust.  Snowy days in England over the last few years have been few and far between and the car doesn't go out if it is snowy.  This is my personal car and I want to continue using it. It is an '08 with 32,000 miles which is below average over here.

What cars are simply not available in Oz and would make sense to bring over as the wife's PI, that would have a high multiple premium over the UK price?



Offline dkabab

there are only a few cars that would be worth the hassle to bring to aus.

Noble - any
tvr - sagaris



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Offline sinkman


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Late model twin turbo, RS or gt3

A six speed 575 will attract ALOT of interest...



Offline Gt750


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So, what sort of money does an M12/M400 go for? They are pretty cheap here.

Same on the Sagaris, they are just about bonkers enough that I may want to keep it...

XJ220, why didn't you just say a P1 while you were at it?

M5 touring, there's a possibility, it would need to be a V10 as there are no UK ones of the current gen, and I could convince the wife that its a good idea to run one for a year.

575, to much money tied up for a year.

Porsche, same thing for anything that would be worth while.

Oh, and thanks for the feedback.



Offline dkabab

So, what sort of money does an M12/M400 go for? They are pretty cheap here.

Same on the Sagaris, they are just about bonkers enough that I may want to keep it...

there are currently 4 noble m12's in aus but only one of them is street legal. so its extremely rare here.
Its hard to say what the market would be for it, but i would assume somewhere between 80-120k depending on model/spec

tvr sagaris, rare once again, i know of about 3 in aus but they don't come up for sale at all... lesser models like t350c ask 70k+ but they don't seem to sell... a sagaris would be much more desirable and uk prices went from 45k pounds to 30k pounds... and now they are back up to 50k pounds... so you would want 120-150k to make a profit if thats the desire. not sure you would get that... but maybe 100-130k aud. had you bought one when they dropped down to 30k pounds it would be a no brainer... now I'm not so sure.



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