One of our regular readers, Sapan, lives in the United States and owns a Saab Turbo X. You’ve seen it before, in a post where we covered how he bought his first Saab 🙂
Sapan has written to me overnight, with the following query. As it’s not a task I’ve previously investigated, I thought I’d open the question up to readers here and see if anyone has had experience with short-term vehicle relocations across oceans.
I am going to Europe for a month or so and I wanted to bring my car there to drive.
Here are a few factors I see as potential issues
- Transportation (Someone Reliable and trust worthy)
- Can I even drive my car in Europe for that amount of time legally? MOT Laws etc? Do I need to pay VAT Etc? Insurance etc.
- Transportation back as well (Again this would be solved if I found a worthy carrier).
You may ask what my main goal is? Well, plain and simple, it’s tackling the Nurburgring.
I also want to visit both Maptun and Hirsch. Get my car ready to go fully functional with stock items and then head for the Nurburgring and see how fast a time I can set!
I know this sounds pretty crazy but I am just testing the waters to see if its even financially feasible at the moment!
This sounds like a more-than-worthy automotive quest, to me.
As mentioned, I’ve not looked into anything like this before, however a quick Google search of trans-atlantic car carriers did produce a few companies that might be worth looking into. If those companies are worth their salt, they might also have answers to the regulatory approvals you need to get along the way.
If you’ve embarked on an adventure like this before, maybe you can help Sapan get his Turbo X to The Ring and back again.
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