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Advice on shipping car from Germany to West coast USA

PostPost by: holywood3645 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:09 pm

Just like topic says "Advice on shipping car from Germany to West coast USA" I have found somthing i would like to bring in and was wondering if anyone has advice they can offer (Do's and Dont's)
Also any infromation on the customs and import fees to the US (1974 car)

Thanks

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PostPost by: bill308 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:24 pm

Hi James.

I'm working to bring an Elan body and chassis from the UK to Newark, NJ, via ocean freight.

To offer a data point, a dedicated 20-foot container is at least 2000 GBP from the UK to the east coast USA. Air freight shipment would be over 2000 GBP.

My recommendation, talk to someone like Wayne Carini of F40 Motorsports in CT,or even Dave Bean in CA,and see what they recommend.

There will likely be:

1. local DDR shipping costs
2. potential crating or tie down costs
3. broker costs
4. customs costs (should be relatively small - about 3% I think on parts)
5. port congestion costs
6. international shipping costs
7. local delivery costs

Money solves most problems. I hope this helps.

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:14 pm

Thanks Bill
Appreciate the input.
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