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Old 06-24-2002, 01:28 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.
1985 190E 2.3 8v
Rebuilt engine May 2002 (at 137,000 miles)
Lowered with Eibach springs and Bilstein performance shocks
An embarassing number of new parts
Pioneer DEH-200 head
Infinity Kapa Perfect 6.5" speakers in front doors
2 Sony Explod 8" subs in sealed trunk box vented through first aid kit
3 MTX amps, Callisto electronic crossover
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Old 06-24-2002, 03:54 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, 05:40 PM
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This US Customs website might clear some things up...


Hope that helps a bit
99 W210 E220 cdi sedan automatic (248.000 km) 210.006
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Old 06-25-2002, 07:45 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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