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Tyre question?

PostPost by: dougal cawley » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:59 am

Hi

I have just been involved in a private conversation with a Gentleman from Canada about Elan tyres and getting them shipped out there and i thought there might be some detail that might be of interest to everyone.

We ship the Michelin Classic range to most of the world free of shipping charges.

Also when you look on our web page https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classi ... /elan.html it will list VAT. this does not apply if you are outside the European Union.

Sorry for the commercial quote. i just thought it might save some people some money
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PostPost by: JohnCh » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:51 pm

I didn't realize you did free shipping to the US. I ordered my XAS from Coker Tire. At the current exchange rate their prices are within a few dollars of yours but they charged nearly $200 to ship to my corner of the country. I'll remember this when it's time to replace them. Thanks for pointing this out!

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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:40 am

It is also worth noting that if you are outside the EU then you pay the excl. VAT price int the incl.

We have a 20% Value added tax that does not apply to customers outside the European Union.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:44 am

Presumably this time next year sales into EU will be VAT free as well?
Assuming the great negotiator is good to his word :D
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:12 am

Well if i knew what was going to happen next year i would go and tell the politians, because they clearly do not have a Scooby Doo any more than we do.

i actually think we won't know the difference.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:09 pm

Hey Dougal Cawley, nice to see you over here... is that Piglet of yours still sick? :D
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:30 pm

Hopefully the mighty Piglet will be out to play in force this year. last year was quite infuriating. so lets hope she behaves ourself this year.

This is what its like in a fast Vintage car without a dif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY92Lj8eVAE
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:51 pm

Great stuff! Thanks Dougal.

I wonder what Chapman made of Frazer Nashes?

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PostPost by: 661 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

A friend I rally with ( Flying Scotsman) has recently acquired a TT Rep.
Most exciting to drive!
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PostPost by: dougal cawley » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:34 am

He'll love it. Most fun car, specially if you like to get involved in your car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxx1Zn-NaW8
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:37 am

Oh, I've had some fun in Frazer Nashes and know that their club is full of eccentrically wonderful folk.

I remember once driving into the display ring at the Yeovil Festival of Transport in a Meadows engined Falcon (HX 2437, photo below) and the commentator announcing "Ah,ah! A Frazer Nash. Now these were the hairiest cars of the 1930s!".

I too believe that Chapman must have liked Nashes. I wonder if he ever drove one? They were, after all, the Elans of their time!

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