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Old 20.11.2011, 19:40
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Anyone imported a Porsche 987?

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Am thinking about importing my Porsche 987 from England, trying to weigh up the rough costs to do this and thinking about what needs to be changed.
Lights and rear fog light is a definite need, however do I have to change the speedo?
Whilst the one on the left is the traditional needle style in MPH, in the center it has a digital one that allows me to switch it from MPH to KPH, so do I have to change it over?
Anything else that you needed to change?

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Old 20.11.2011, 19:44
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Hi
Am thinking about importing my Porsche 987 from England, trying to weigh up the rough costs to do this and thinking about what needs to be changed.
Lights and rear fog light is a definite need, however do I have to change the speedo?
Whilst the one on the left is the traditional needle style in MPH, in the center it has a digital one that allows me to switch it from MPH to KPH, so do I have to change it over?
Anything else that you needed to change?

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Are you importing a car you owned 6 months before comming to live in CH or do you already live here?
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Re: Anyone imported a Porsche 987?

Unfortunately I only owned it 4 months before coming over, however my wife is not moving until late next year so i figured I would transfer it to her name so she owns it 6 months before she comes over and registers
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Old 20.11.2011, 19:58
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Unfortunately I only owned it 4 months before coming over, however my wife is not moving until late next year so i figured I would transfer it to her name so she owns it 6 months before she comes over and registers
You could drive it on UK plates for a year then sell it in the UK, having a RHD here is not ideal, especially if you wife is not in the passanger seat to get car park tickets! When you come to sell it will be a problem & re registering in the UK is a pain insurance wise if your living here.
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I think Wafa did, lol.
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I have to admit that 987 sounds less girly than Boxster...
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You could drive it on UK plates for a year then sell it in the UK, having a RHD here is not ideal, especially if you wife is not in the passanger seat to get car park tickets! When you come to sell it will be a problem & re registering in the UK is a pain insurance wise if your living here.
To be honest, driving on the right side doesnt bother me, been in Europe for 9 months so far and not really any problems. Occasionally getting out to get a ticket is the only pain, but i have a zapper for my own garage and my work parking space.
The huge amount of money saved on buying one here is worth the hassle, or at least in theory i think it will be!
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