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Old 17-10-2017, 06:24 AM
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US to UK import article

Interesting if not basic article on importing a car from the states to the UK.

First time I have ever heard about "RORO"

http://www.carsaddiction.com/article...from-usa-to-uk
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Old 17-10-2017, 11:01 AM
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Good introductory guide that, Mike

My imported cars from the US have always been RORO ones. Slightly less secure obviously and things ‘have been known to disappear’ ... it’s a lot cheaper though. I’ve heard of bodywork damage occurring often though as these gorillas don’t seem to be too careful how they are parked (ie VERY close) ...

Did they look at a UK map when they were compiling the list of UK ports?! That well- known coastal port of Sheffield! Lol
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Old 17-10-2017, 03:40 PM
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How much cheaper is it on a RORO?
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Old 17-10-2017, 03:46 PM
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RORO only really suitable for modern cars.

If you buy something old and don't view it before hand you're at the hands of idiots trying to start things up and move it any way possible. If it wont start after its been dropped at the port it'll stay there and you will get charged storage...

RORO usually from 1200-1400quid.

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Old 17-10-2017, 04:07 PM
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That sound a lot more money than container shipping. I was paying around £700 from LA and £580 from the east coast.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 17-10-2017, 04:11 PM
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Plus VAT Johny? If not that's extraordinarily cheap.

I think container always works out better if you're able to pack yourself or have a friend the 'other side' pack it for you. Safer for one...and you can fit lots more in.

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Old 17-10-2017, 05:02 PM
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You were sharing a container though at that price ...

Nothing wrong with Roro for classics in my experience - just more of a risk, although at the container price above that is a decent price.

Some of these containers you can get four cars in ...
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Old 17-10-2017, 05:19 PM
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No VAT but 5% duty was charged at this end. This was not especially cheap and appears to be the going rate> I shipped a total of 9 cars at these rates over the past 2 years.

Yes it was in a shared container with another 2 or 3 cars that were not mine.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 17-10-2017, 05:22 PM
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The rates now are not quite as good as they were a year or so ago but even at todays exchange rate its only £755 from LA. Works out cheaper if you fill the container with your cars.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 17-10-2017, 05:25 PM
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There are other costs involved like getting it to the port of LA and some UK port fees but you will probably have to pay these with a RORO too.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 17-10-2017, 07:07 PM
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As a bit of a sidetrack here - I’ve got a pair of doors with my name on them in northern California, so if anyones shipping a car from there and they’ve got room, give me a shout and I can help with the costs.
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Old 18-10-2017, 07:05 PM
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Jon, I have a 73 240Z shell coming to me in the next few weeks. It has a partial cage welded into it and cut rear quarters for race flairs. It should probably be used as a race car in the future but it is just a shell. I plan to put your doors on the car and add other sheet metal and suspension to make it a roller. Will offer it up to chaps on the forum with the understanding that the price reflects the doors coming across to you.

We will see how it all goes but hope this will work out.

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Old 18-10-2017, 08:56 PM
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Good idea, thanks Mike.
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