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Old 10-29-2017, 08:39 PM
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Question is this car not selling because its a Canadian car ? I really like it but know nothing about buying a car from there let alone it having the Canadian speed o and all.. Thanks !!
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:06 PM
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I've sold a number of cars back into the USA. It's an easy process, if you follow the rules.

This particular car is still on a US title (NY State); however it has been signed by me. If an American buyer can work with that, then I can too. If not, I'll register the car in British Columbia, Canada and sell it that way. In either case, you will need a broker to handle the border crossing part of the equation. Figure in approximately $250-$350 for them to babysit the paperwork as the car goes across the border. There is no duty, no added sales tax or anything else $$$ wise for a buyer to concern themselves with. There may be a bond fee (under $100 the last time I shipped a car into the USA).

Transport would be out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. There are several high quality trucking firms that will ship across the border (all enclosed transport). Shipping is no different than with any other vehicle (US or Canada).

As far as the speedometer is concerned, it's marked in both Kilometres and Miles. The original senior owners were Americans (from NY state) who bought the car in Canada and drove it home (imported it into the USA). The car came from Brian Cullen Motors in St. Catherines, Ontario. They certainly didn't have a problem with the speedometer (at quick glance you figure 100 KM equals 62 MPH; 50 KM equals 31 MPH). I don't know of any law that states you need the speedo to read in MPH only.

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Old 10-30-2017, 02:46 AM
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The ease of import from Canada to the US has a lot to do with where the car was manufactured. Also, the guys at TFX in Toronto handle brokerage logistics for cars in Canada coming into the US on a regular basis.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:59 AM
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Thanks Stefano. TFX is great! They service the big classic car auctions too. They're also regulars on the West Coast of Canada.

In case anyone is wondering, this car was built in Arlington, Texas (11th character in the 1986 VIN is an "R" which designates the Arlington, TX plant). Essentially, this is a US built car currently on a US title going home.

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Old 10-30-2017, 10:48 PM
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Just went through the "import a Canadian car to the US" routine this morning with TFX. You need an EPA compliance sticker on the car or a letter from the manufacturer stating that it complies with US emissions regulations. Also need a letter of compliance from the Manufacturer that it meets FMVSS if the sticker on the car states CMVSS compliance (Canada's version). It can be allowed entry into the US with an odometer in kms, but in it has to be switched out for an odometer in miles. I honestly didn't believe this until I was informed of this regulation by US Customs. I will say that I know some people who have not done this and were still able to register the car. Other than that, it is an easy process. My particular car was German originally and it also required duty of 2.85% to bring it into the US. I think North American cars are exempt from this.
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We're talking about a 32 year old Chevy made in Arlington, Texas, not a late model German car. BIG difference.

I just got off the telephone with my broker (Pacific Customs Brokers) in Blaine, Washington to see if anything has changed. Nothing has. They verified what I stated above is correct. The purchaser must pay a filing fee (brokerage) and a small bond fee prior to entry. Since the Monte Carlo is a US built vehicle and is older than 25 years of age, it does NOT require any of the compliance standards you mention above (including the letter of compliance, odometer/speedometer, etc.). There is also no duty or sales tax at the border.

Also, Pacific Customs Brokers stated if an American purchaser chooses, they can import the Monte Carlo in person. No brokerage fee. Just forms to fill out.

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Old 10-31-2017, 02:57 AM
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Good news...I should have waited 4 more years so mine would be 25! The compliance issues have nothing to do with where the car is built, just which market it was built to comply with. However, as you stated, the 25 year rule makes everything good! I guess I am getting really old...I was thinking that a 1986 was a fairly modern car! Sorry about that...
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We're talking about a 32 year old Chevy made in Arlington, Texas, not a late model German car. BIG difference.

I just got off the telephone with my broker (Pacific Customs Brokers) in Blaine, Washington to see if anything has changed. Nothing has. They verified what I stated above is correct. The purchaser must pay a filing fee (brokerage) and a small bond fee prior to entry. Since the Monte Carlo is a US built vehicle and is older than 25 years of age, it does NOT require any of the compliance standards you mention above (including the letter of compliance, odometer/speedometer, etc.). There is also no duty or sales tax at the border.

Also, Pacific Customs Brokers stated if an American purchaser chooses, they can import the Monte Carlo in person. No brokerage fee. Just forms to fill out.
The above is correct. I purchased a '70 TA from Kamloops several years ago. I towed the car through the Sumash border crossing. Saved me the five hundred dollars broker fee.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:09 AM
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Still here. Great deal on Great Car!
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:49 PM
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It's still here...Traffic is ok with offers of trades (uhh....for example, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 with only 450,000 miles...L-O-L), several low (Low) balls, a few scheduled appointments (no shows) but no buyer yet.

Super Nice Car too!
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