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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 7:34 pm
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How hard is it to import a vehicle to the US from scotland? anyone brought there car with them?

I want a land rover defender so i looked around the state i live in and nationwide the average price for a 15-20year old landrover is in the $50-$60000 dollars

I can buy a used landrover in the uk for 3500 pounds or so and its only 2000 dollars for shipping, i think i would save some money even with some customs fees.

I have looked at us customs web sites and cant figure it out

any help would be appreciated

If this doesn't work then maybe i will have to go home and do it from that end!
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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 7:47 pm
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There was a long thread about this last month.

Link.

Short answer: forget it.
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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 7:48 pm
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Oops, it's April already. Make that two months ago.
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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 8:26 pm
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Oops, it's April already. Make that two months ago.

thanks for the info maybe i should make that one more reson to go home.
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Old Apr 3rd 2009, 9:10 pm
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I knew a guy that imported a Land Rover in Atlanta. The vehicle cost $8000 and $3000 to ship it over. It was a two liter something or other LWB. It can be done. Look here:

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/imports.html
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Old Apr 4th 2009, 1:04 am
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It's a lot of hassle and probably not worth it...but there's a place in Maine that deals with imported defenders, cost a bit, and probably old buggers but there's loads of the sods out there...
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