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Hi does the import duty on vehicles depend on value of vehicle? We have a 30 year old land rover and trying to find out cost of import duty
 

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Hi does the import duty on vehicles depend on value of vehicle? We have a 30 year old land rover and trying to find out cost of import duty
Hi suzie5555,

I've imported 3 vehicles 30 years old, and all I had to pay is 10% GST. They add in the cost of the vehicle, plus the transportation to get it here, then charge 10% on the sum.

If you have owned it for some time, you might need an appraisal to fix the vehicle's value.

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Hi suzie5555,

I've imported 3 vehicles 30 years old, and all I had to pay is 10% GST. They add in the cost of the vehicle, plus the transportation to get it here, then charge 10% on the sum.

If you have owned it for some time, you might need an appraisal to fix the vehicle's value.

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Just a matter of interest; did you have any issues registering or insuring them ?
 

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Just a matter of interest; did you have any issues registering or insuring them ?
Yes, I'm still working on that.

1. The rear turn signals had to be changed to amber, originally red.
2. All seat belts had to be removed and ADR-5 seat belts installed. This is true even if the existing seat belts are per an ISO (international standards organization) specification that complies. ADR is Australian Design Rules, and the seat belts must be labeled Australian Design Rules 5.
3. I had to install amber side marker lights.
4. one of the vehicles needs to have the seat removed and install, a different kind of seat. Long story, but the my Ford truck seat does not have a seat back latch.

My 1955 Ford COE truck, in the advertisement I bought it from.

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Yes, I'm still working on that.

1. The rear turn signals had to be changed to amber, originally red.
2. All seat belts had to be removed and ADR-5 seat belts installed. This is true even if the existing seat belts are per an ISO (international standards organization) specification that complies. ADR is Australian Design Rules, and the seat belts must be labeled Australian Design Rules 5.
3. I had to install amber side marker lights.
4. one of the vehicles needs to have the seat removed and install, a different kind of seat. Long story, but the my Ford truck seat does not have a seat back latch.

My 1955 Ford COE truck, in the advertisement I bought it from.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1pqztmAFbY

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That is one serious classic muscle car you got, a real head turner, I'm suitably impressed.

I thought you were talking about bringing the family sedan over from the UK. Although I think there could be similar issues with that also. For starters UK and Ireland registered cars have the wiper and indicator stalks on the opposite side to the Australian standard, so they would probably need to be swapped over. Not an easy, and therefore expensive, task I imagine.
 

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That is one serious classic muscle car you got, a real head turner, I'm suitably impressed.

I thought you were talking about bringing the family sedan over from the UK. Although I think there could be similar issues with that also. For starters UK and Ireland registered cars have the wiper and indicator stalks on the opposite side to the Australian standard, so they would probably need to be swapped over. Not an easy, and therefore expensive, task I imagine.
Actually, here in Australia, the turn signals are already on the left side, if you have an Audi, Mercedes, or any of the European imports. My 30 year old plus USA vehicles do not have to be changed to Right Hand Drive, as they are classic vehicles, and classic vehicles over 30 years old do not have to be changed. Classic vehicles loose their collector value if they are changed.

I retired from the automobile industry from GM Global Engineering, and the wiper and indicator stalks are on the left in most of the world. Australia, and a couple of island republics have them on the right, but go over to a VW or an Audi dealer and you will find them on the left here in Australia. I have an Australian Audi, and I like it because I'm not constantly turning on the wipers, like I do on my wife's car.

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