BULLI BUSES FROM BRAZIL
Importing a T1 and T2 Kombi Bus from South America
WANT TO BUY A CLASSIC VOLKSWAGEN T1 OR T2-BUS WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE?
We have the cost-effective alternative from Brazil, the Volkswagen Kombi Bus!
Original Volkswagen T1 and T2 Buses (also known as „Bulli“) from German production are very demanded, extremely rare and very expensive. Some models are sold for six-digit prices and counting!
IN BRAZIL IT’S STILL DIFFERENT!
Brazilian VW Kombi Buses are very similar to the original German T1 and T2 Transporters. The differences are e.g. the model name Kombi, the years of production and some details like the array of the rear windows. There are also some technical differences between Brazilian and German models. In Brazil a lot of nice Kombi Buses are still available at moderate prices. Not so well-preserved Kombi Buses can be used as a cost-effective spare parts depot. Furnished with your company logo and signature paint, Brazilian buses are also very popular for promotional purposes.
Now you might ask yourself the following questions
- Where do I find a VW Bus in Brazil?
- Who will execute the purchase and payment?
- Who could arrange the very complicated Brazilian export formalities?
- Who will ship my Volkswagen to Germany?
- Who will arrange the EU import clearance for my Bulli from Brazil?
- Who will be able to arrange duty-free import for my classic Volkswagen?
THE ANSWER IS LPL AUTOMOTIVE IN BREMERHAVEN
Import and buy VW T2 Bulli in Brazil
LPL Automotive GmbH is an international automobile forwarding company based in the seaside city of Bremerhaven. We are a member of the global PWL Group and certified by Bureau Veritas to DIN 9001. We’re specialized in the shipment of VW Kombi Buses from Brazil.
The actual bulli shipment takes place in the container. In addition to private individuals, our customers include car dealers and importers in Europe who specialize in importing VW Buses from Brazil.
We also cooperate with Brazilian VW Bus exporters and logistics companies.
LPL SERVICE FROM A SINGLE SOURCE, FROM PURCHASE TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
Our 'Carefree service package' includes the complete handling of the VW bus purchase in Brazil up to the delivery on your doorstep in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries in Europe. Our Brazilian partners look for suitable vehicles for you and complete the extensive export formalities. Upon request, the purchase price can be processed through our German account. You pay the purchase amount to our German account and we forward the amount via foreign transfer to the Brazilian seller. This is our fast and safe "Euro Transfer Service" for VW Bus imports from Brazil.
The T1 / T2 bus shipment can be an Exclusive Full Container (FCL) shipment (where only your vehicles will be loaded into a container) or alternatively a Group Load (LCL) (your vehicle will be stowed in a container with other vehicles).
YOU ALREADY FOUND A VW BUS IN BRAZIL?
Contact us, we will take care of all export formalities in Brazil and / or shipment and / or import clearance in Germany. According to your needs, we are happy to advise you.
WHY BREMERHAVEN AS THE ARRIVAL PORT?
Of course, we can also import your Brazil buses via other ports, such as Rotterdam or Antwerp. In addition to price, linguistic and temporal benefits Bremerhaven is the only port with a free port status. We therefore strongly recommend Bremerhaven as a reception port.
For any questions about your VW Bulli import from Brazil, please contact us at any time.
YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR DREAM VEHICLE IN BRAZIL. BUT HOW DO YOU GET IT TO THE PORT IN BRAZIL?
In cooperation with local Brazilian agents, LPL Automotive GmbH offers domestic transport to the port of shipment to the South American East Coast exclusively for customers.
PRE-SALE-INSPECTION IN BRAZIL
Your personal safety before buying a used car
You have already envisaged a dream vehicle in Brazil and are about to make a purchase decision. The seller sent you pictures, but you can not tell in what condition the vehicle is exactly.
Our local partner in Sao Paulo offers you the possibility of a pre-sale inspection. Specialized staff can provide you with a neutral, independent status report upon request.
In order for Brazilian VW estate cars to be allowed in Germany or Europe, they must undergo modification and approval. Among other things, this requires a good core substance, minimum body requirements and a technically perfect condition of the vehicle.
As part of the pre-sale inspection you will receive an optional non-binding cost estimate from our cooperation partner so that your vehicle can still be inexpensively prepared in Brazil for refitting or approval in Germany / Europe.
T2 „LAST EDITION“
At the end of 2013, they rolled off the band in Brazil wearing "skirt and blouse", whitewall tires and curtains, a lady you can fall in love with again. The "Last Edition" commemorates the late sixties and early seventies, the original era of the VW T2, heralding the end of the automotive legend.
If you also want to get hold of one of the last limited edition VW vans, you should be quick, with only 1,200 units produced at the Brazilian VW Anchieta plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, near Sao Paulo. For the T2 "Last Edition", please consult your TÜV and your approval authority about the requirements for approval in Germany before purchasing.
LPL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH DOES NOT ACT AS A DEALER, WORKSHOP OR SELLER
We are a pure automobile forwarding company and take care exclusively of the transport and importation of your vehicle from Brazil to your doorstep. In order to make it easier for our customers (private individuals but especially car dealers and importers) to import their vehicles from Brazil, we have built up a network of partners whom you, our customers, can directly hire if necessary.
These include vehicle purchase, refittings, repairs and pre-sale inspections. LPL Automotive only communicates with the exclusion of any liability.
CUSTOMIZED OLDTIMER IMPORT FOR YOUR VW KOMBI BUS FROM BRAZIL
Oldtimer import for 0% VAT instead of 10%
Brazilian VW buses from the age of 30 years may under certain circumstances be imported duty-free into the EU as part of a special old-timer customs clearance. Only the obligatory 7% (instead of 19%) import VAT is due. The vehicle must be at least 30 years old and in good original condition. Hot Rods and Replicas can therefore not be introduced at a discounted price. The decision as to whether a vehicle meets the requirements for a duty-free> vintage car import is incumbent on the European customs authorities.
By the way, in order to be able to take advantage of this vintage customs clearance, the T2 bus from Brazil does NOT have to be shipped to Rotterdam or Antwerp, as it is often assumed. The duty-free import can be arranged by us also over the destination port Bremerhaven. This has linguistic, temporal and price advantages especially for German customers.
Should it be necessary to dispose of R12 refrigerants, our own knowledgeable staff, including certification, will do this. So we are not dependent on external experts.
HOMOLOGATION / APPROVAL
In cooperation with our regional cooperation partners we can arrange the homologation of your Brazilian Bullis by a recognized automotive specialist company. For conventional vehicle workshops almost impossible, our cooperation partners take care of the refitting, datasheets, acceptances and reports of Brazilian Bullis.
- Refitting of the lighting system to EU standard incl. Material
- all required data sheets
- §21 Acceptance (technical acceptance)
- §23 Acceptance (H-mark)
- Preparation of expert reports for approval in Germany
The technically perfect condition is a prerequisite for successful homologation. These include, for example, a functioning heater, good tires, originality of the vehicle including engine, hazard lights, etc. Any necessary repairs / installations will be charged separately according to the estimate.
Upon individual agreement, our German partners optionally offer a cavity / underbody seal. This contributes to maintaining the value of your classic car. All services regarding conversion / homologation / conservation are provided directly by our cooperation partners who also commission you directly. The mediation of the refitting and vehicle preservation is a free service of LPL Automotive. LPL Automotive is not a contracting party for this work and assumes no liability and guarantees.
UOur local partners are happy to customize the bus you have purchased from Brazil to your liking. Whether you want a complete 23-window conversion or just a sunroof or Safari window ... put together your dream bus.
FAQ – FOR BUS IMPORT FROM BRAZIL
Here are some questions and answers and general information about VW T2-c Bus Import from Brazil for youTO THE FAQ