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Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

Guys! I need some of your wisdom here.
My girlfriend and I are going on a road/train trip through Europe. The car part of our trip will end in Zurich. We are only there a couple of days and I'd like to get rid of the car.
I can't find any concrete rules on scrapping the car? Am I better to scrap it in France or Italy instead? Can I just show up with my V5?

Please help

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Re: Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

Suggest to google on "autoexport schweiz" or "autoexport zürich" for a list of export dealers who buy used autos for export to third-world countries. Possibly one will give you something for it.
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Re: Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

I'd go even further and suggest a search of this forum:
https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...h+scrap+UK+car
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Re: Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

I don't know about Switzerland, but in many countries they insist you import the old car, and pay all the fees and taxes, before you can scrap it.

It would be less trouble for you if you drove it back to where it came from, and scrap it or sell it there.
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Re: Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

Ok guys thanks, I'm reluctant to drive the car back home as it really isn't worth much. I'll definitely look into your suggestions.

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Re: Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

Having scrapped a car in Switzerland.. I can tell you that when I did it they wanted all the usual Swiss papers for the car beforehand (which they keep copies of)
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Re: Scrapping my UK car in Zurich?

Indeed, before you scrap it here, you'll have to import it. You could take it to a doubtful "banlieue" in Lyon or Paris, dirty it up a little and leave it with the keys in place ....
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Indeed, before you scrap it here, you'll have to import it. You could take it to a doubtful "banlieue" in Lyon or Paris, dirty it up a little and leave it with the keys in place ....
Haha! I'd be too scared that it would be used for crime or something.
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Having scrapped a car in Switzerland.. I can tell you that when I did it they wanted all the usual Swiss papers for the car beforehand (which they keep copies of)
Ok thanks for confirming that, I'll need to scrap her in Italy me thinks
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I don't know about Switzerland, but in many countries they insist you import the old car, and pay all the fees and taxes, before you can scrap it.

It would be less trouble for you if you drove it back to where it came from, and scrap it or sell it there.
Thanks for that, I'm thinking I'll have to scrap her in Italy or France
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