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Old 02-13-2015, 08:46 PM
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Need advice on car an boat!!!

Hey guys,
I just received my invite (Feb 13th 2015) and am thinking ahead of what to bring. I will be shipping a 40 foot container because I have to bring professional equipment and our furniture. I would really like to bring a classic convertible with me since I am paying to ship a container anyways. I'm thinking something like a 1967 Camaro or Firebird (I do not own one now). I also have a boat that I would like to have shipped over should I get the PRV.

Has anyone already done this? I need all of the advice that I can get my hands on.

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Just bear in mind that in Australia we drive on the left hand side of the road and owning a left hand drive car can be a pain in the backside! (Having spent years driving a European car in England and then buying a UK car and moving back to europe)

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Just bear in mind that in Australia we drive on the left hand side of the road and owning a left hand drive car can be a pain in the backside! (Having spent years driving a European car in England and then buying a UK car and moving back to europe)
I bet you're right on it being a pain.

I was thinking this wouldn't be a daily driver but more something to pull out on the weekend and go for a Sunday afternoon cruise. Top down, wind in what's left of my hair type of thing.

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Don't forget it would need to pass Australian road worthy test to be registered for Australian roads.

I agree with Valentine that would be a pain everything being on the opposite side.


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I think you'd have to convert it - and import fees are astronomical on cars you haven't owned very long. It might or might not be worth bringing. I would check out this thread:

Is it worth bringing my car? The Iron Lady's trusty new calculator reveals all!

We don't typically allow links to competing forums here (that's a common rule on these types of forums) but I'm making an exception here - PIO actually has that thread where a professional will tell you if your car would be financially worth bringing or not and I think it would be useful to you.

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Thanks for all the info you guys.

So if I don't bring a car with me, does Australia have a good selection of home grown classic muscle cars? Anybody have a favorite?

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"67 Camaro would be no probs - don't need to convert from LH drive if over 30 years old generally. Vehicles manufactured before 1989 are also generally exempt from emission requirements.

There are a number of agents that handle that sort of thing and would be able to advise you. Just google "import car from usa to Australia"

A good example of a Gen 1 Camaro is around A$50k to A$60k here so well worth bringing in.

There are some good Aussie muscle cars - but not cheap for a good example these days.

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