Does anyone know if it is possible to export a 356 Replica to Canada. I want to buy one as I winter in Sarasota and export it to my home in Ontario.
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Short answer is no for most replicas and kit cars. Long answer look up customs rules for car importing.
Greg at Vintage Motorcars of CA has a dealer in Canada so certainly it can be done. Can't you title it in Florida and just bring it to Canada to driver for the summers? Feel free to reach out to me if interested in a new build as I am the East Coast dealer for Greg at Vintage Motorcars of CA and I am located in the Atlanta, GA area.
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I thought Canadians could import a Speedster built in US that was at least 15 years old. That means built and registered in US - not kit sitting in a barn unregistered. Seems exporting to most EU countries is 25 years. Or they could import a kit minus mechanicals - and finish it there. Not sure what mechanicals are - engine/transaxle but how about brakes and wheels?
Has anyone used the AMTRAK Auto train from Orlando to Wash DC (Lorton, VA)? It isn't inexpensive - but you avoid I95 and can sit back for 17 hours. I95 in a small car is not fun. A lowered car may have issues.
I know it has been done when registered as a VW and over 15 years old, but not as a kit car Assembled, there is some portion of the build that is done locally to satisfy the feds and customs laws. There might be some provincial differences but ultimately the final assembly, which from what I know is drivetrain is done by a builder in Canada.
This link may guide you... https://tc.canada.ca/en/road-t...e/importing-car-kits
Importing completed kit cars into Canada
If you want to import a completed kit car or a reproduction vehicle that can be driven, you must provide proof that it meets all safety standards for the passenger car class. There is no difference under the Act between assembled and disassembled vehicles.
Most kit cars do not qualify to be imported to Canada. The exceptions are kit cars that are over 15 years old.
Kit cars older than 15 years are not regulated by the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. They are referred to as "age-exempt." This means that you can import the completed kit car into Canada if it meets entry requirements from the Canada Border Services Agency
I just Imported a CMC from Delaware to Ontario No issues whats so ever.
1) I used william Ruthorford as my broker ( Rainer and Debbie are awsome )
2) kit assembly must be at least 15 years old ( This is the key ) you must prove with documentation that your kit was assembled more than 15 years ago ( Mine had a build tag with date on it) mine is on a 67 chassis
if you need any more info or help Private PM me
congrats on you purchase. I am looking at a couple of VW chassis options right now .
Nice and great to have a full tonneau.
@46split- Your Speedster looks great- love it without the side trim! Sooo.... Care to tell us a little more about it- IRS or swingaxle? ring&pinion ratio? drums or discs all around? 4x130 or 5x205? engine type, and if type 1, size and specs? pics of the front suspension and engine? I'm also liking the rest of your garage- do we get to see/hear about the KG and Beetle? And if we haven't done so before- Welcome To The Madness! Al
I live in Collingwood but winter in Sarasota ,Florida
I live in Newmarket. Iv been a vw collector all my life owned many splits from 46-52 zwitters rare busses etc etc. in the garage is a 56 ghia and the beetle is an all orig 66 incl paint im now converting to driver cars so i can enjoy them and not stress out
The CMC is on a stock 67 pan stock front and rear end, motor is brand new not rebuilt ( we think a 1776 ) but could be higher as it has a lot of power just bought alot of parts to make it correct incl side trim ( may put on may not) but going to redo the dash to fit the correct replica gauges. also may redo the leather interior to a darker saddle leather. Having said all that i wont do anything to hinder me from driving it this summer
final look to be this
I bought a 356 kit car in 1992 that was nicely built and drove it for a couple of years and sold it. Now, ideally I would like to buy an IM to compliment my mint 2006 911C2S Cab in Collingwood. I’m 75 this year and want to drive own oneI still can get in it.
What did the blue and tan speedster bring at the RM auction? (Assume it was a replica).