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Imported from US and would like to fix/prep it in Germany for MFK exam. Any solution?

I have imported my car from the US, passed customs and have a STAMM NUMMER. The car is currently at the dealer where they have looked it over for all necessary changes to meet swiss standards. The modifications are quite expensive, so is there a way I could get temporary plates to take it across the border to Germany where it is cheaper? OR alternatively can I put it on a flatbed and transport it across the border? BTW it is a vintage German car.
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I have imported my car from the US, passed customs and have a STAMM NUMMER. The car is currently at the dealer where they have looked it over for all necessary changes to meet swiss standards. The modifications are quite expensive, so is there a way I could get temporary plates to take it across the border to Germany where it is cheaper? OR alternatively can I put it on a flatbed and transport it across the border? BTW it is a vintage German car.
Of course you can put it on a loader, you only cannot drive it on the roads without plates and thus by definaition no insurance.
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Of course you can put it on a loader, you only cannot drive it on the roads without plates and thus by definaition no insurance.
I am sure a German garage would be happy to collect it and bring it back after fixing it.
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Re: Imported from US and would like to fix/prep it in Germany for MFK exam. Any solut

Was about to make a thread on importing a car. I plan on importing my M3 from 2011 which I actually ordered and picked up in Munich and drove around Europe for 2 weeks. I would like to begin the process soon. What should be on the checklist besides putting the car on the boat across the pond?
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Re: Imported from US and would like to fix/prep it in Germany for MFK exam. Any solut

Thanks for the advice. I would be interested to know if I need any documents other than the swiss customs import papers (13.20) to take it across the border and back with the car on a trailer.

Preferably I would like to get temporary plates so I could transport it to several places. Any experience on this?
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Was about to make a thread on importing a car. I plan on importing my M3 from 2011 which I actually ordered and picked up in Munich and drove around Europe for 2 weeks. I would like to begin the process soon. What should be on the checklist besides putting the car on the boat across the pond?
Where are you importing from, the US? If yes I have plenty of advice. The company I shipped with puts 3 cars in a 40 ft container and it is the cheapest that way. You need the original title, registration and sales contract. If you owned the car more than 6 months prior to moving here and declared the car on your 13.20 import form you can avoid VAT and customs. If not add about 12% to your purchase price, which is not so bad. If interested Send me a PM and I will give you my contact. Shipping was a bit over 2000 door to door in the container from Tampa to Basel and these guys ship cars usually every month to CH so can find you a container that already has 2 cars in it.
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