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Old 06-24-2002, 02:28 PM
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Question Shipping a car to the US

Does anyone have any experience in shipping a car into the US from abroad? I may be relocating to the US and I would like to bring my 1985 190E with me. As far as I can tell, the car was originally sold in the US and brought to Peru, where I have it now. The speedo is in miles, etc. A previous owner removed the catalytic converter, but otherwise the car is US legal.

I'm just looking for general information and maybe some recommendations on car transport firms.
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Old 06-24-2002, 04:54 PM
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The tree huggers here make it very difficult to bring in a non certified car. That said, since this is a US equipped car, you should have little trouble. You will, however, have to replace the catalytic converter and see that the car can pass emmissions tests.

Good luck,
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:40 PM
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This US Customs website might clear some things up...

http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-exp2/informal/car.htm

Shippers....

http://www.carmoves.com/
http://www.dasautoshippers.com/autotrader/autoquote.html

Hope that helps a bit
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Old 06-25-2002, 08:45 AM
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You may need those ridiculous looking oversized bumpers too? Or is that only on new cars sold in US?
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