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Let's say for example a car was listed on eBay. What might be the shipping cost to the USA? What if the said car was put in a 20' shipping container? Would that reduce the shipping costs? Or is that the only way to ship the vehicle?

Can said vehicle be legally shipped to the United States?
 

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I think containers are roughly $50USD per sq metre these days - what about import taxes + licence fees etc once you're in the states?

It sounds like a good idea, but Im sure it would be a logistical nightmare followed by a huge wad of paperwork.
 

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is it possible to import and just use for track purposes? like on private property.

i know you wouldnt be allowed to drive it on public roads etc and cudnt get it insured, but could you drive it like how people drive 1940 antique cars?
 

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I think for private road use and track use would be ok - but you would still have to pay a tax for the import.
 

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chinacartimes said:
I think containers are roughly $50USD per sq metre these days - what about import taxes + licence fees etc once you're in the states?

It sounds like a good idea, but Im sure it would be a logistical nightmare followed by a huge wad of paperwork.
I was wrong on that shipping fee, its roughly $111 per cubic metre to the west coast, and $150 to the east coast of the USA.
 

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is it possible to import and just use for track purposes? like on private property.

i know you wouldnt be allowed to drive it on public roads etc and cudnt get it insured, but could you drive it like how people drive 1940 antique cars?
Been there. Done that. It is exceptionally involved, with one exception; If the vehicle was manufactured over 25 years ago, you can bring it in with no hassles at all. Less than 25 years, and it must pass all safty & emission testing - and you cannot make the corrections yourself, they MUST be hired out to a certified firm. There IS a show/racing exemption, but it is alot of paperwork that you may or may not get approval on. More than half of the cars brought into port never leave port becuase the process was not properly done.

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Is there any such vehicles offered on ebay for sale? I have seen & bought china deisle tractors JinMae for 1/5th the pricing of NorthAmerican made tractors and just as good made.
I know for fact that John Deere and Cat (huge equip makers of tractors/excavators) now make and assemble units in the orient while raising domestic prices. A new 12 tonne excavator now exceeds 125,000 canada dollars plus consumption taxes. Very excessive.
 

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WuzhengNA is correct.Not worth it unless your prepared to take on a major undertaking.He should know. As far as excavators and heavy equipment the majority of the excavators are from japan[cat,case,johndeere and of course the komatsu's] but the engines are still cummins and cat, they're all quality machines as long as maintained. the prices are about the same[I sold them new] except for the korean ones. I know of tractors like Kamma and a couple indian manufacturers that are sitting waiting for parts.
 

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just a small point on the shipping cost - per cubic metre costs are for part container loads. Once you get to about half a container volume you will find it costs the same to send a whole container, because you save on the consolifation work (someone pssing about packing it).

but it's academic, because as said above, the importation will shaft you. have to wait until the models are approved i'm afraid.
 
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