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Importing a classic car from the US

Researching the intricate process of importing a classic car (late 1980's Porsche) into Switzerland from the US. Appreciate any information on the process, names of importers, etc. This will be a private purchase from a family member (with same last name) but not part of a move. Thank you.
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Some info (and links to loads more threads) on this thread. You'll probably find more by searching.
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if only there was a seemingly unlimited supply of Porsche's in switzerland, or a country near by like germany
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Re: Importing a classic car from the US

I really wouldn't, unless it's something very special/limited. The cost of importing and converting will far outweigh the eventual value of the car. And then there are those horrible US spec bumpers. There is a good supply here.
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I really wouldn't, unless it's something very special/limited. The cost of importing and converting will far outweigh the eventual value of the car. And then there are those horrible US spec bumpers. There is a good supply here.
I can concur with the above. A couple of years back a colleague imported a Jag XJ-S from California. Apart from the hidden defects (bad rust spots that needed new metal) it was a costly process to import and get Swiss homologation. His $10k "bargain" Jag ended up costing him around CHF 30k after mechanical, electrical and bodywork jobs were done. The paperwork was a nightmare also as you must prove that the model has already been imported to Switzerland so you need to talk with the Swiss importer.

In the end, he realised he could have bought a better condition XJ-S for less money from the Swiss market without all the hassle.
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In the end, he realised he could have bought a better condition XJ-S for less money from the Swiss market without all the hassle.
Although owning any XJS is pure lunacy!
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He has two!
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There's medicine for people like that!
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