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  1. Very quick calculations done today with assistance from a guy that does already import vehicles to South Africa, If I buy a vehicle in the US at a price of $10000.00 all costs included to get to South Africa including duties etc the final price of the vehicle landed here will be about R360000.00 which would be about $24000.00 the exchange rate is a killer and to further injury it seems that the South African law states that a vehicle built before 1965 is exempt from right hand drive so a 65 would have to be converted to Right Hand Drive Back to the markets on line
  2. Good Morning Everyone and thank you for the advice I was sort of emotionally involved in this vehicle BUT all your points make very valid sense, I am going to persue the market place again. I am also today doing some research on the requirements on importing but the first thing that I checked is a letter of authority from our DMV to import a vehicle the LOA will require the vehicle details incl engine and chassis numbers it is not 100% guaranteed I will get the LOA and it takes up to 120 days... So during this 120days the seller will have to wait on me to make sure I get the LOA before
  3. Hi Jim the importing is not that big a deal and there are a few guys locally that can assist me with that BUT I am nervous to import as I wont get to personally see the vehicle or drive it before... the other issue is although we are allowed to legally import pre 66 left hookers the actual introduction on our local DMV is a little difficult and will be time consuming and costly... But maybe I will keep looking for something in the US as well locally there are very few of them... for the import costs tax duties and registering on our DMV I would have to get the vehicle at about $12000.00 fo
  4. Good Morning friends around the globe. I have been in the market for a few months for a Gen 1 Riviera, this type of vehicle in South Africa was never a big importer so looking has been surprisingly easier than I initially thought. I have found so far has been a 1963 in black I have not yet had the chance to take it for a drive as the guy selling is doing final work on the vehicle I also dont know if its the 401 or the 425 BUT I assume the 401 the vehicle as per plate is a 63 that should have been Desert Sand and the interior should have been Sandelwood white these items have changed the p
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