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m16kcy

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38 posts

83 months

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Sunday 13th January 2008 quote quote all
hello everyone

it doesn't look to good with getting tvr's into the states unless you have millions or your a film star or whatever! but canada does look more possible,
so has anyone taken a TVR there as a tourist or on a work visa or imported one thats over 15 years old? is there any cerbera's there? i'm looking for as many facts and figures as possible, shipping costs, import/export tax?, is it the same rules all over canada or is there some points of entry that are better than others?

Broker Pros LLC

33 posts

80 months

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Monday 28th April 2008 quote quote all
We will have some TVR's in the USA soon. Let me know if you want details.

V8TVR1978

895 posts

78 months

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Sunday 22nd June 2008 quote quote all
Heard that rumor before about 2 Yanks. I understand there are big costs to pass local import laws. Once I have proof moneys are being spent ( and passing importing laws.)then I will believe TVRs may have a come back. Untill then we have to deal with what cars we have and do what it takes to keep them driveable. Thanx to guys like Marshall in the USA and John Wadman in Canada and my local mechanic I have been able to keep all 3 of my cars on the road and live the dream that TreVoR and Martin gave us.

Slow M

2,078 posts

94 months

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Saturday 5th July 2008 quote quote all
Broker Pros LLC wrote:

"We will have some TVR's in the USA soon. Let me know if you want details."

Sure, define soon! LOL


TVR Moneypit

16,312 posts

99 months

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Saturday 5th July 2008 quote quote all
Slow M said:
Broker Pros LLC wrote:

"We will have some TVR's in the USA soon. Let me know if you want details."

Sure, define soon! LOL

After umpteen promises, that guy seems to have vanished off this forum.

scratchchin Perhaps he realised that it wasnt quite as easy as he first thought, ie; immpossable?
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Slow M

2,078 posts

94 months

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Monday 7th July 2008 quote quote all
I wasn't being very nice when I wrote that, I hope he didn't get fleeced by the jackasses in Florida.
Oops, that wasn't so nice either.
laugh
Maybe I'm not so nice.

B.

candainbacon

1 posts

75 months

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Monday 15th September 2008 quote quote all
sorry for the necro post but me and my dad were looking to get a tvr chimera or grifith in BC Canada. I was wondering what steps we would have to take and how much money we might have to spend.

canadianbacon

V8TVR1978

895 posts

78 months

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Tuesday 23rd September 2008 quote quote all
15 years old really helps. Buddy down the street fom the UK is building a car that is on the lines of an Ultima with an LS7 engine. He has friends and co workers who are coming from the UK bring a piece of susp.etc. over packed in their suitcases.Knows he can get past emissions with that engine but is only 70% to 80% sure he can get past kit car and safety controls. I think 15 year old rule is the only way to go.

Brap_Brap

731 posts

97 months

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Wednesday 13th May 2009 quote quote all
V8TVR1978 said:
I think 15 year old rule is the only way to go.
I think the rule needs to go.

canadafrank

2 posts

58 months

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Sunday 7th February 2010 quote quote all
I'm a Canadian living in the UK and returning to Canada next summer (2011). I WILL be importing a Chimaera or Griffith back to Canada. The car must be 15 yrs old or more, and I will have to own it for 6 months before I leave the UK, and one year after my return to Canada prior to selling it.
The RIV applies to vehicles from the US, 'cause lets face it, 99% of imported vehicles come from the US.
Keep in mind that different provinces have different rules. For example, Quebec has disallowed the importation of Right-Hand-Drive cars for anither 6 months, while it's investigating elevated RHD car accident rates. The will probably (read certainly) disallow RHD importation shortly. Vehicle previously registered (before April 29th 2009 I think) or vehicles older that 1971 will still be OK to get registered.
So, before someone thinks about importing a RHD, figure-out the rules applicable to the specific province in which you're going to live.

Frank

Brap_Brap

731 posts

97 months

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Monday 29th March 2010 quote quote all
canadafrank said:
The car must be 15 yrs old or more, and I will have to own it for 6 months before I leave the UK, and one year after my return to Canada prior to selling it.
The RIV applies to vehicles from the US, 'cause lets face it, 99% of imported vehicles come from the US.

Frank
You don't have to own a 15 y/o car for ANY length of time prior to importation, nor must you own it a certain time before selling it. (at least in Alberta) If it's 15 y/o, that's good enough. Trust me... been there, done that, when I imported my UK spec wedge.

obarius

1 posts

52 months

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Sunday 22nd August 2010 quote quote all
With a Claim of right and with lawful excuse anyone can bring in this car in from the UK or for that matter any car from the US. There is no law that says you can't.

Edited by obarius on Sunday 22 August 02:25


Edited by obarius on Sunday 22 August 02:36

Lennan

1 posts

50 months

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Friday 15th October 2010 quote quote all
I live in a very very small town in Ontario.
And my jaw dropped when I saw a Griffith 500 drive by, first one I had ever seen in my life.
Needless to say, I've never even bought my first car, but one of my life goals is to drive one of those around here some day.

MPoon

200 posts

56 months

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Friday 4th February 2011 quote quote all
Lennan said:
I live in a very very small town in Ontario.
And my jaw dropped when I saw a Griffith 500 drive by, first one I had ever seen in my life.
Needless to say, I've never even bought my first car, but one of my life goals is to drive one of those around here some day.
There were a few imported legally in 1993 or so, i think about 7 or so. Ask the Canadian distributor...

UKAuto

395 posts

165 months

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Saturday 24th September 2011 quote quote all
Lennan said:
I live in a very very small town in Ontario.
And my jaw dropped when I saw a Griffith 500 drive by, first one I had ever seen in my life.
Needless to say, I've never even bought my first car, but one of my life goals is to drive one of those around here some day.
I live in a small town in Ontario too.... I drive a TVR Griffith 500 ;-)

I don't see you as active on Pistonheads, but if you do spot this send me a message. There were seven brought to Canada by TVR North America. I have one of the two red Griffiths. There is a black one, a blue one with stripes, two red, green/blue, and then there are two out of province. There are also some privately imported ones, I know of three, two in Ontario (yellow and blue).

Cheers,

Rob.

Terminator

2,343 posts

172 months

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Saturday 24th September 2011 quote quote all
See you next Thursday, Rob?

pauldavies85

340 posts

74 months

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Sunday 25th September 2011 quote quote all
Any chance of importing a sagaris to Alberta (Calgary) or B.C? May move out there in thenfuture

V8TVR1978

895 posts

78 months

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Tuesday 27th September 2011 quote quote all
pauldavies85 said:
Any chance of importing a sagaris to Alberta (Calgary) or B.C? May move out there in thenfuture
Many have tried to work in the "Grey Area" of the 15 year import laws in Canada and the 25 year rule in the U.S. of A. and many have failed. There is a question being asked to the transport boys in Ottawa right now and hoping to get a ruling on it soon. IF(and that is a big if) the ruling is what we hope/dream for, it will be awful expensive and have to be classified as a "Kit Car" with no TVR badging at registration time. I am not holding my breath on this but we do think it was worth checking into. At the moment we have 7 LHD and 1 RHD TVRs in the Calgary area and the newest being a 1994 Griff. If you make it to the Calgary area, look us up for a TVR fix.


Edited by V8TVR1978 on Tuesday 27th September 09:09

plushuit

171 posts

41 months

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Saturday 22nd October 2011 quote quote all
Brap Brap is correct. To import a car to Canada, it simply must be 15 years old (provinicial registration of a RHD issues aside). I too have been there and done that many times.

However, the Law is about to change. (as soon as the Feds finish criminalizing everything they can). They wish to coordinate with the American minimum of 25 years.

P.


jewman22

7 posts

38 months

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Monday 28th November 2011 quote quote all
Iam interested in a early 90s Griffith or Chimaera, but have no idea what forms I need to get before I try to import one. Does any one have any info on this or if someone is selling one in ontario
Thanks Guys
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