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Old 29.08.2006, 09:53
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Re: Buying and registering a car?

Thanks all .....

..... You may be able to get Z-plates for exporting the car
Do you have any info on this

But if you're in the area of Lugano, are you in fact over the border?
Yup - on the Italian lakes.
Can't register a car here without residency - but I heard on a grapevine that the Swiss have tourist plate system where a foreigner can register a car as a tourist - a registration that is valid through Europe. But that's the info I can find.

Somebody does this .... at a fee! I expect it could be done directly.
http://www.swissplates.com

... And why would you want a heavy old slab of BMW creakiness?
I own a BMW 2002 back in Oz and love it.
a late 80s car won't depreciate (cos it already has - and has lost most of its "wank" factor)
Just a bit of sentimentality I guess
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