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Buying swiss plate car

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I'm thinking of buying a Swiss plate car since it's to much hassle to import either one of the ones I own (2 Volvos... a bit modified... ). I think it would be a nightmare due to the modifications - which are totally legal in my home country... but doubt it they would be here.

As a result... I'm thinking of buying a car here (nothing to expensive, just to move around) probably another Volvo and want to transfer 2 items from one of my other ones. Mind you these extras are either present on the Volvo accessories catalog or are specific for that model. It's a Big Brake Kit and a Sports suspension:

Page 65 - http://accessories.volvocars.com/Acc...R_GB_NL_DE.pdf

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http://www.apracing.com/product_deta...5200-1005.aspx

Can someone point out what would be the procedure to add them legally to the car and pass MFK tests without issues?

Also, what the legal formalities I have to observe when buying the car? How to register ownership and so on?

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Old 25.04.2012, 03:30
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Re: Buying swiss plate car

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So...

I'm thinking of buying a Swiss plate car since it's to much hassle to import either one of the ones I own (2 Volvos... a bit modified... ). I think it would be a nightmare due to the modifications - which are totally legal in my home country... but doubt it they would be here.

As a result... I'm thinking of buying a car here (nothing to expensive, just to move around) probably another Volvo and want to transfer 2 items from one of my other ones. Mind you these extras are either present on the Volvo accessories catalog or are specific for that model. It's a Big Brake Kit and a Sports suspension:

Page 65 - http://accessories.volvocars.com/Acc...R_GB_NL_DE.pdf

and

http://www.apracing.com/product_deta...5200-1005.aspx

Can someone point out what would be the procedure to add them legally to the car and pass MFK tests without issues?

Also, what the legal formalities I have to observe when buying the car? How to register ownership and so on?

Cheers
You would need the Swiss conformity certificate with the relevant stamps and data on it stating it passed the testing and tolerances and was suitable for your vehicle. For some parts the TUV certificate is sufficient. This is usually stamped by the garage who did the fitting and install also stating that the installation is satisfactory and signed off.

If not... you have to get the parts tested and approved for the car...this costs a fortune!
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Re: Buying swiss plate car

Regarding the Original suspension (from the accessories catalog), can't I just throw it on and say it's an official accessory? I mean... Volvo designed to be available on the cars... You could even order the car with it from factory.

For the AP Racing kit, I've sent a mail to them and waiting on what they tell me and hope I manage to get a Swiss conformity certificate
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Re: Buying swiss plate car

AFAIK the vast majority of AP-Racing kits are marticulated for use in Switzerland - however you should get the certificate.

When I had HEICO spec springs fitted to a V70 - that was flagged on the ausweiss despite being an official dealer fit item in Switzerland.

I still have a full set of springs for a Volvo V70 D5 Estate (2008)
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