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Old Jan 7th 2015, 10:30 am
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Hi All

I am looking for some advice on shipping a classic Ford from South Africa to anywhere in UK (On a budget so cheapest port)

been quoted £2k (Container) from Cape Town to Swindon
or £1600 from Durban to UK...(RO/RO)

I even put an ad on Gumtree Cape Town,(long shot but worth a try) to see if anyone was moving back to UK or even mainland Europe (I would get cheap flight and drive car back to Glasgow) to see if anyone had got a 40foot container and I would split costs if the car could be squeezed in ...I know ..its cheeky but hey if you don't ask
...the chap im buying from is happy to hold onto the car until I can find some way of getting her back.....thing is @ £2k shipping ..once I factor in price of car ...and getting her back to Glasgow...its not really worth my while.......a chap out in Cape Town did whatsapp me to say he would try to speak to shippers etc .....any thoughts??.....
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Old Mar 5th 2015, 12:03 pm
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Good day
I am sitting with a similar dilemma! I desperately looking to ship a classic VW from Gauteng in South Africa.I would gladly split the shipping costs with you based on a feasible quote.Please feel free to contact me on <snip>
I am based in North West London.I am prepared to transport my car to which ever port is cheapest.
Kind regards Egon

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Old Mar 5th 2015, 12:09 pm
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Hi Egon
Having investigated all angles, I found that the
Best best is to use the roll on roll off ferry in Durban, I was quoted $1250 from a shipping company but I had to appoint an agent at both ends...I.e. Durban agent was approx. R5000 (£300) And the UK agent was around £200 , plus your 5% import fee if car is a classic...but double check that
hope this helps
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Good day Dave
Can I confirm that you car shipping is complete and your vehicle is enroute to the UK? May I be cheeky and ask which company offered you these quotes.The price seems pretty fair and I'll like to get the ball rolling.
Thanking you in advance for your kind assistance
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Old Mar 5th 2015, 2:26 pm
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Hi Egon
Sadly the Guy who I was buying the MK1 Ford Escort from Sold it as I was trying to find a shipper, but I am still looking, not easy as I am in Scotland, but I have even put an Ad on Gumtree Australia to say im Looking for a Pre 73 MK1 Escort 2 or 4 door, ...so im still looking , below is the contact details of the most helpful people I managed to get a price from...
<snip> (Shipping Agent In Durban...very helpful ..his name is Wilson)
<snip>..(Shipping Agent in UK...
Customs - 75:00 GBP
Handling fee 55:00 GBP
Plus the carriers handlinf fee’s
Plus and Duty and Taxes

BEST QUOTE WAS FROM

Shabir Dawood
Sales Supervisor


<snip>
Address: Ground Floor, Block 7, Harrowdene Office Park, Western Services Road, Woodmead, Sandton, 2191
Website: "K"LINE SHIPPING (SOUTH AFRICA) PTY LTD

GOOD LUCK...... ;O)

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Old Mar 6th 2015, 8:52 am
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Hi All

I am looking for some advice on shipping a classic Ford from South Africa to anywhere in UK (On a budget so cheapest port)

been quoted £2k (Container) from Cape Town to Swindon
or £1600 from Durban to UK...(RO/RO)

I even put an ad on Gumtree Cape Town,(long shot but worth a try) to see if anyone was moving back to UK or even mainland Europe (I would get cheap flight and drive car back to Glasgow) to see if anyone had got a 40foot container and I would split costs if the car could be squeezed in ...I know ..its cheeky but hey if you don't ask
...the chap im buying from is happy to hold onto the car until I can find some way of getting her back.....thing is @ £2k shipping ..once I factor in price of car ...and getting her back to Glasgow...its not really worth my while.......a chap out in Cape Town did whatsapp me to say he would try to speak to shippers etc .....any thoughts??.....
cheers
Dave
You might want to consider roll on roll of shipping if that is available there much cheaper than container
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