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  1. GT500R

    GT500R Member Established Member

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    I am thinking of shipping a car from Europe - England (not expensive, maybe $2000-$3000 USD) and was wondering how hard it is to ship the car and how expensive it is. The only thing different about the car is it is right hand drive, everything is US spec on it - bumpers/airbags/emissions/etc. Anyone know of a company or work for one that could help me out ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. PSUCOBRA96

    PSUCOBRA96 Active Member Established Member

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    what kind of car, like the specific year and type etc.
     
  3. 2L8IWON

    2L8IWON "I'm on the Mutha Fugger" Established Member

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    Being stationed in England I can tell you that you won't be able to move the car unless it is over 20 yrs old. It also has to have DOT certified tires, etc etc. If your car meets all this criteria let me know and I will pass you info on who we use.

    FYI When I called the Military specific shipping agent to see how much it would cost to get my 05 Stang over here they quoted me $3200 USD.
     
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    noahsark2012 4V 500rwhp club Established Member

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    very carefully.
     
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    Mach1USMC SVT Powered Established Member

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    We have used MATSON all three times to ship our vehicles. They are VERY professional. No problems at all. From other people I've heard the same thing. The claims process from my understanding is also very easy should you have an issue.
     
  6. GT500R

    GT500R Member Established Member

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    That looks like it is Pacific only ? I need Atlantic shipping. . . but thanks for the help ! ! !

    BTW, the car is just an ordinary Volvo from 97, is the exact same thing we have in the U.S. but is right hand drive.
     
  7. wundrbird

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    Find an international freight forwarder and ask them to quote it for you. You could start with DHL Global Forwarding, Panalpina, or Rock-It Cargo.

    Then after they quote it to you, ask them what steamship line they'll be using. Call that steamship line for a direct quote and avoid the 30-40% markup from the forwarder.

    Yes, I work for a freight forwarder, but we don't move personal vehicles. Sorry.
     
  8. GT500R

    GT500R Member Established Member

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    Hey thanks for the help. No personal vehicles, s.o.b. . . . lol
     
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    wundrbird Proud Father Established Member

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    Sorry, Man... :p If you worked for one of our larger clients, we might do it as a favor.
     
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    canibus Active Member Established Member

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    In before the "I got scammed thread"
     
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    bit Happiness is being blown! Established Member

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    haha I thought the same.
     
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    There is no such thing as a right hand drive U.S. spec car. You have no idea what you are getting into. Unless the car is over 25 years old, run Forest. Run.
     
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