Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: SCElan » Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:00 pm

Lotus CVDS.jpeg and
Work of Art!!!!


I particularly like the colour coded flanges to match the gold leaf stripe :wink:

Received today via Parcel Farce.

Anyone from UK ordering take note...
When the Australia Post trail dries up go straight to Parcel Farce with the same tracking number and hey presto.
If you want to speed up delivery rather than wait for the customs and fees invoice to come in the post then...
Call PF on the phone with the tracking number then ask for the customs charge number 17 digits...
Then go back on line and pay..Bonkers carry on.

Thanks again Col they do indeed look fantastic and way too good to use..like the rest of the car :roll:
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PostPost by: alanr » Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:37 pm

They do indeed look very nice!
So can you tell me please what were the total charges, shipping ,customs,tax,etc charges to get them to the UK from Oz?

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PostPost by: SCElan » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:23 pm

Hi Alan - of course no probs.

Paid Col Croucher. with
Visa £1,091.44 GBP
PayPal's conversion rate: 1 GBP = 1.2177 USD
Converted from: £1,091.44 GBP
Converted to: $1,329.00 USD
This rate includes a currency conversion fee.
E-money issued in GBP and then converted to USD.

Customs Duty £32.43
VAT £114.60
Clearance fee (scam) £12.00

Total £1250.47

So not so bad if you say it quick :-)

I'll post some photos when its done.

cheers

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PostPost by: alanr » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:10 pm

Thanks Simon,
I was also expecting the customs duty/vat etc to be more than that. So not too bad at all really in that respect.
I guess somewhere though there is an additional 20% UK Vat payable on the CV's themselves?

Anyway, Good luck with the fitment of them. Keep us posted how it goes and drives afterwards please.

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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:40 am

Simon,

I thought that VAT number looked wrong. VAT standard rate is 20%, so about twice the number you have listed.

I did some digging, and apparently classic cars (not sure of the definition) benefit from a reduction in VAT to 5%. Not sure if that applies to parts, or only whole cars.

"A reduced VAT rate of 5% applies to the importation of qualifying classic cars. Classic cars are for VAT purposes defined as cars at least 30 years old. HMRC also allow the reduced import rate for a car not more than 30 years old where it is: extremely rare."

Does anyone on here have any VAT expertise who could comment?

Thanks,

Andy.

Edit: Another question for those with expertise in this area, didn't we sign a 'free trade' deal with Australia - so why is there duty to pay? Thanks.
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PostPost by: alanr » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:14 am

Andy,
I have always thought, probably wrongly it seems, that the reduced 5% Vat rate only applied to imported classic cars and did not apply to parts?

Slightly different I know but when buying modern car parts from Germany I now post Brexit end up paying 20% Vat so I was expecting Simon to have paid the same on these parts from Australia.

Can anyone clarify the position on this?

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PostPost by: SCElan » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:48 am

I binned the declaration form at wok as it stinks of AVTUR

If its still there on Monday I'll have a look.

However i jiggle the numbers about I cant make it fit £114 VAT
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:21 am

I couldn’t face reading 1371 pages of Leach’s Tax dictionary for the tax definition of AVTUR (and I’m sure the paperwork wasn’t soaked in kerosene :D)…
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PostPost by: SCElan » Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:32 am

or even parrafin - yes it stinks or i would have kept it with all the other car rubbish I have kept forever :roll:
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:40 am

:lol:
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:46 am

Just got my Sprint reassembled after painting.
Put it on the double Scissor Jack/Lift so already to fit the "goodies" from Col.
Should be next week.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:31 pm

Just removed Rotoflexes passenger side, no problem and still in good condition.
Very easy to assemble CVDS with no bad language and a real pleasure. Checked Brake Disk for runout and all systems go.
Tomorrow Driver's side to do with pleasure.
I'll put the Rotoflexes on the same Shelf as the Dynamo and "stick-on" Sidewinder lol
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:38 pm

Both sides CVDS done. Disks runout checked ok. On Driver's side "failsafe pin" to cut off on driveshaft. Needed to be careful not to leave too much metal to touch dustsheild on CVDS Adapter plate.
I seperated inside adapter plate assembled to Diff. Let Chapman go down to low position and slide outside adapter studs through driveshaft and brake disk.
Lifted suspension/chapman with jack under. Popped in 6 capheads to attache to inside adapter.
Nice easy job.
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