IMPORT CLASSIC CARS FROM THE USA
US Classic Cars and Youngtimer are subject to reduced import regulations. Under certain conditions, the import of vintage cars is duty-free. Vehicles over the age of 30 years may, under certain circumstances, be imported duty-free into the EU as part of a classic car customs clearance. Only the obligatory 7% import turnover tax is due. The US classic car must be at least 30 years old and in good original condition. Hot Rods and Replicas can therefore not be imported at a discounted price. The decision as to whether a vehicle fulfills the conditions mentioned above for a duty-free import of oldtimers lies with the European customs authorities. By the way, in order to be able to take advantage of this vintage customs clearance, your vehicle does NOT have to be shipped to Rotterdam, as often assumed. The duty-free import can be arranged by us also over the destination port Bremerhaven. This often has linguistic, temporal and price advantages, especially for German customers.
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INVESTMENT IN HISTORICAL PANEL
Traveling shares (vintage cars from America) can be imported duty-free since first of January 2014
In times of an insecure euro and a dizzying zero-point interest on savings account many Germans are looking for an alternative to invest their savings meaningful or long-term. A suitable option is the purchase of old cars from North America that are of stable value.
In addition to the possible increase in value, several favorable factors come together. The supply of cheap historic automobiles, from both American and European manufacturers, is still quite large in the US. Good Youngtimers are often already in the four-digit US $ range. In many US states, such as California, Arizona and Florida, there are favorable climatic conditions for classic automobiles. Much to the delight of classic car enthusiasts from the rainy Euroland. The last needed argument in favour of importing Oldtimers from the US was the ever mentioned news from Brussels in early 2014.
Since January 1st 2014, due to new, uniform EU customs regulations, vintage cars from the USA (and all third countries) can be imported duty-free and at a reduced tax rate of 7% via Bremerhaven to Germany.
Our specialists will handle the complete package for you from a remote farm somewhere in Idaho up to your German front door. In the complete package also the duty-free oldtimer customs clearance with the authorities is included. The requirement to qualify for a duty-free import is a minimum age of 30 years as well as the original condition of the vehicle. For conversions like hot rods, the car enthusiast still has to come up with the usual 10% duty and 19% import taxes.
Our specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have about vintage car import from the USA.
FAQ – FOR THE IMPORT OF OLDTIMERS FROM NORTH AMERICA
Here you will find the answers to frequently asked questions about vintage shipping and importing vintage cars from the USATO THE FAQ
ESCROW PAYMENT SERVICE
Shipment and secure payment for your vehicle purchase in North America from a single source. Protect your international car trade.
You are planning to purchase a vehicle in North America but hesitate to pay an unknown seller in advance?
REFITTING / HOMOLOGATION
With the help of our local partners we are able to provide ready-to-register refitting and homologation for the majority of manufacturers.
CUSTOMS- AND IMPORT-CALCULATOR
For your vehicle purchase in the USA
Our car-import-calculator is a useful and cost-free tool for commercial and private importers. It’s helpful to compare prices, internet research, online auctions and so on. It’s an easy way to find out the total costs of a car import.
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