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Old 20.04.2010, 20:56
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

My dad would agree, he loves to spend hours stripping down & rebuilding old engines. He says you can actually work with them and know what all the parts are, with a new engine you are lost. They are no longer maintainable by your average petrol head.

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For an old car - it's pure joy
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well i could well fancy a small capacity older car
my missus and I would love cruising around in one of these
i'd quite like a 'vert too but i'm not cutting the roof off mine.

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Old 20.04.2010, 23:28
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Ah, now we're getting back towards the Volks - not sure a Karmann Ghia would cut it, though...

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Old 20.04.2010, 23:43
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Ah, now we're getting back towards the Volks - not sure a Karmann Ghia would cut it, though...
I think they are nice. But everybody will ask you if you borrowed your sister's car....

A guy like you needs a T1...

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Old 21.04.2010, 00:00
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Not only did you find my ultimate vehicle, but you get bonus points for it being a splitty with a fixed roof - the fold out roofs are a real nightmare to restore and you're better off not bothering usually...
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

I've noticed some people here are dreaming big-big time.
If thats the case, lets dream the biggest of all dreams.



can you imagine the insurance for driving that thing?
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Hi friends,

If you cant buy one rent one! My name is Prasanth Gopi, from India. I came to Zurich two years ago. Whenever I needed anything, the English Forum provided. I am very enthusiastic about cars and bikes and I used to help my friend who is a localite here in restoring old cars. As of now, he has 8 old classic cars that he rents out. They are:-

1) Cadillac De Ville Cabrio, 1969, 6 Seater
2) Chrysler 300, 1968, 6 seater
3) Chrysler DeSoto Fireflite, 1959 , 6 seater
4) Pontiac Firebird Cabrio, 1969, 4 seater
5) Mercedes Benz 230 SL, 166, 2 seater
6) Mercedes Benz 230 SL, 190, 2 seater
7) Jaguar E-Type, 2 seater
8) Citroen DS , 5 seater

If you are interested pleae visit his website (its in German but the price is all in English)

Car Details : http://www.classic-cars-constance.com/oldtimer.php
Contact page : http://www.classic-cars-constance.com/kontakt.php

I will be going back to India on May 6th 2010. If you are enquiring, please do tell him that you got to know him through me. This may or may not earn you a rebate but it would most cerainly help him remember me.

Prasanth

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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

hi i jyst mowed her to CH from denmark brinning my 2 lotus cars
a seven from 1966
and a elise from 1998 my vifes car
now i have to get them on ch plats
eny one ther hnows hvat i have to do???
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Old 22.04.2010, 09:34
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

My dad had a Corvette 1969 convertible like this one but with 2 huges mufflers each side passing under the doors,

I still have a scar on my calve.... Damn, those things can burn!
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Old 22.04.2010, 09:34
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hi i jyst mowed her to CH from denmark brinning my 2 lotus cars
a seven from 1966
and a elise from 1998 my vifes car
now i have to get them on ch plats
eny one ther hnows hvat i have to do???
check the transportation/driving sections. Loads of info there.
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hi i jyst mowed her to CH from denmark brinning my 2 lotus cars
a seven from 1966
and a elise from 1998 my vifes car
now i have to get them on ch plats
eny one ther hnows hvat i have to do???
Very nice Plenty of information on here, you could try reading this thread first as it should have plenty of info:

importing a UK car to switzerland

The basics are: you need to declare your cars to customs as part of your import inventory. You will need to pay import duty on them if you have owned the cars for less than 6 months, plus a little additional tax based on weight I think- so with Lotuses that shouldn't be much! You also need to get your car tested at the MFK and it has to comply with rigorous Swiss regulations. You'll also need to arrange a car insurance cover note in order to get plates and the official grey ownership papers. There are a lot more details involved with all these basics, but the answers should be available on this forum if you search around. Good luck, and welcome!
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Old 22.04.2010, 09:43
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hi i jyst mowed her to CH from denmark brinning my 2 lotus cars
a seven from 1966
and a elise from 1998 my vifes car
now i have to get them on ch plats
eny one ther hnows hvat i have to do???
Ok..here are two threads I started on the subject.

Importing Vehicle Procedure before 12mths is up

How I imported my car from the UK
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Old 22.04.2010, 21:45
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

My classic was the Jensen 541R. 4 litre and as agile as an elephant. I could never get the oil drip fixed which meant it had to go. I took it on a European tour before selling it, thus spreading the oil around ... sorry to any bikers following me!
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I like the Ferrari 246gt? £80k+
I am convincing the wife to get a 328gts, but she wants something newer

kevlegs, I completely forgot to mention to you that Octane has a 308 /328 buyers guide this month http://www.classicandperformancecar...._may_2010.html

Not sure if you have seen it...
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Old 06.05.2010, 10:13
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kevlegs, I completely forgot to mention to you that Octane has a 308 /328 buyers guide this month http://www.classicandperformancecar...._may_2010.html

Not sure if you have seen it...
No but now to try and find a copy
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No but now to try and find a copy
Kev - if you can wait a couple of weeks I am back in the UK this week and can pick one up.

We'll need to meet afterwards.
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

I am bringing my '10 Camaro, because it is at least somewhat practical. but I am weeping that I will not be able to bring my "Dark Horse" 1969 Camaro Z28 (RPO Z28 special performance package) to play in the Alps. It doesn't handle all that well, nor are these older cars any faster than their modern brethren, but god, does it look and sound great. I imagine though that the sound police would have me arrested in short order. Oh well... it will still be there in a few years.
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I am bringing my '10 Camaro, because it is at least somewhat practical. but I am weeping that I will not be able to bring my "Dark Horse" 1969 Camaro Z28 (RPO Z28 special performance package) to play in the Alps. It doesn't handle all that well, nor are these older cars any faster than their modern brethren, but god, does it look and sound great. I imagine though that the sound police would have me arrested in short order. Oh well... it will still be there in a few years.
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Old 18.05.2010, 21:41
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Kev - if you can wait a couple of weeks I am back in the UK this week and can pick one up.

We'll need to meet afterwards.

Kev
Otherwise, I probably still have it lying around somewhere, so if you want me to scan the pages and email them, let me know.

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Old 18.05.2010, 21:59
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Otherwise, I probably still have it lying around somewhere, so if you want me to scan the pages and email them, let me know.

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that would be great
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