Adrian Flux : 01553 845 945

The Toyota Landcruiser Owners Club
Landcruiser Club - Dedicated to Toyota Landcruiser, Amazon, Colorado and Prado Owners
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   Watched TopicsWatched Topics   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your personal messagesLog in to check your personal messages   Log inLog in 
TLOCUK Club ShopClub Shop  TLOCUK Classified Ads serviceClassified Ads  dynamic online chat serviceChatrooms  Yellow Diamond ClubsYellow Diamond Clubs
TLOCUK HomeTLOCUK Home   TLOCUK ForumsTLOCUK Forums  Click here to link to the South African LandCruiser Owners Club websiteLCCSA  Click here to link to the Australian LandCruiser Owners OnLine website - possibly the longest established Land Cruiser club on the net!LCOOL  Click here to link to the IH8MUD website - run by extremely enthusiastic Land Cruiser owners, with a fantastic source of DIY information and useful forum!IH8MUD

How to import a LC into the UK?

Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Toyota Landcruiser Owners Club Forum Index -> General non-technical Q&A
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
garystockton
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Posts: 1190
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 14:45    Post subject: How to import a LC into the UK? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've been trying to investigate how to go about importing a Land Cruiser from, say, Gibraltar, to the UK.  Doews anyone know which companies, if any, do this for you, or what the legislation is?

Just day-dreaming here - a UN spec 200 series 4.5 twin turbo D-4D for a lot less than the soft-roader available locally  Laughing

Cheers
_________________
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
- Terry Pratchett
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 14:45    Post subject: Google Ads keep this community free to join!


Back to top
Desperatezulu
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 483
Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 15:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Gibraltar is within the EU (and that seems fairly likely) I would have thought that getting the car into the UK would be quite straight-forward. Remember the fad a few years ago when people would nip over to Belgium or France and buy new cars there and return with them to the UK. I don't know what paper-work was/is required but it didn't seem that there were any additional taxes etc.

The next question is whether the Toy folk in Gibraltar will sell a vehicle to an EU-buyer? It would appear that they'd be undercutting the official UK Toyota branch, which wouldn't go down too well.

My guess is that if you can actually purchase the car, the legalities and admin of getting it into the UK would not be too bad. Just my 2c though  Very Happy

Cheers,
_________________
Andrew

'98 LC80 4.2TD VX 24v
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Crispin
*****


Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 685
Location: Welham Green, Hertfordshire, England

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 15:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems it's a Special Case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Member_State_territories_and_the_European_Union

Seems to be part of the EU. Could you not just buy one and drive it over? It should make it you know, don't have to put it on a ship Wink

How much to buy Wink ?  Wink  Wink
_________________
Cheers,
Crispin
Have Snorkel, Will Swim
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message Visit poster's website
Crispin
*****


Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 685
Location: Welham Green, Hertfordshire, England

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 15:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an option Toyota UK would not have on a 200: http://ecom.toyota-gib.com/Default.asp?WCI=Assembly&WCE=AID:10692  Laughing
_________________
Cheers,
Crispin
Have Snorkel, Will Swim
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message Visit poster's website
garystockton
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Posts: 1190
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 16:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

That and the factory snorkel  Rolling Eyes  Wink

I'll pop them a mail, with no hope of reply, and see what they say.  They do both left and right hand drive, so no issues there.  I don't think Mr T would have different safety components per market - too many assembly lines.

Hmmm...

'Dear Father Christmas

I've been such a good boy, all year long.  Please can I have just one present this year - a new Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series 4500 V8 D-4D, white with a snorkel.  You can get one from those lovely people in Gibraltar ...'

I can see where that'll get me  Laughing  Laughing Probably Valkenburg (Cape Town) ...  Laughing  Laughing  Shocked
_________________
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
- Terry Pratchett
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Crispin
*****


Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 685
Location: Welham Green, Hertfordshire, England

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 16:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

was having a look at the interior of the 200. It is very basic compared to the UK 200. no bells or whistles. I suppose it's intended to do more than a Chelsea tractor....


Curious though, the engine specs: The AT diesel is more powerful than the manual. Why would they detune a manual?


Do let us know the price Wink
_________________
Cheers,
Crispin
Have Snorkel, Will Swim
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message Visit poster's website
Desperatezulu
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 483
Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 16:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

And they're offering a 3% discount on the 200s until the end of the year Wink

Funnily enough, I see that their auto has a higher spec/tune V8 (same as SA spec but lower than UK version) than the manual, which has an even lower power version. Presume these lower tune engines are intended for use with poor quality fuel? Or maybe with greater reliability in mind?

Anyway, if they're nice and cheap, I'm sure there'll be more interest from the folk here Very Happy

EDIT: I see we're on the same wave length re engine output, Crispin!

Cheers,
_________________
Andrew

'98 LC80 4.2TD VX 24v
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
blobrob
**


Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 120
Location: Bristol

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much does one cost, i cant seem to find the price on the site. Im sure they used to have prices displayed online.
_________________
Rob

97 HDJ80 Manual, Safari snorkel, 33" BFG AT, Wildsmith sliders, lift coming soon... to find out if I got that lift or made it Mongolia use a search engine Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
SpinDrift
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 10 Nov 2008
Posts: 113
Location: Berkshire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 19:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a news article about the Gib based company a few years ago:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4777293.stm
_________________
cheers Reinhard

97 KZJ95, BFG AT 265/75/16's, OME suspension, split charge system, snorkel, storage system, a few scars and bruises
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
garystockton
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Posts: 1190
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 16:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided to drop them a mail as a general enquiry, and got a pretty instant response (and I predict she's another saffer, with a name like that ... but maybe not  Laughing ) :

Dear Gary,

Thank you very much for your e-mail.

Kindly note that we are the appointed distributor and official supplier
of Toyota vehicles to The United Nations, Non Government organisations
and Aid and Charity Organisations world-wide.

Under the terms of our agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation Japan, we
would need to obtain more information before we are able to supply a
price quotation. We would need :

1) Information on your Company Status and business operations

2) Consignee details and Consignee Status

3) If the vehicle is for a project, please state who it is financed by.

The above is required to establish whether or not your company falls
into the TGS scheme and complies with the rules imposed upon us by
Toyota Japan.

We trust you understand our position and we thank you for a prompt
response

Kind Regards
Desiree


Miss Desiree Lombard
Sales Executive
Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings Ltd
Agents for
Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
_________________
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
- Terry Pratchett
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Desperatezulu
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 483
Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 16:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Mr T has done his best to make sure getting around the local country branch is difficult.... Sad

Time to start your own charity then  Idea  Luckily Africa is full of opportunities when it comes to charitable ideas!  

Cheers,
_________________
Andrew

'98 LC80 4.2TD VX 24v
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Crispin
*****


Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 685
Location: Welham Green, Hertfordshire, England

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 17:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like DZ said - let's start a charity. South Africans In Need (SAIN)
Who want's to come up with a cause?

And Yes, that name is very Other-side-the-boerie-curtain
_________________
Cheers,
Crispin
Have Snorkel, Will Swim
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message Visit poster's website
garystockton
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Posts: 1190
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'Jacob Zuma Retirement Fund' ?

The 'Julius Malema Removal Fund' ??

Oh - and Desiree is not from SA.  Good - so she's not a 'Lot Of Money But A Real D..s' then ...
_________________
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
- Terry Pratchett
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
jojo1
**


Joined: 13 Jul 2008
Posts: 77
Location: Leicestershire

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 17:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha!

Perhaps you'd like a brand new Land Cruiser like mine?

New shape 78 series. I've got the 1HZ engine for reliability but the new 4.5V8 is available.
Twin 90 litre fuel tanks, front & rear locking diffs, snorkel - all factory fitted by Mr T.

Imported, taxed, on UK plates, 25000 +VAT

Insurance no problem, fully comp with Carole Nash for 500

Also available 79 series (pick up), 76 series (5 door), or the new 200 series.

You know you want one...

Jojo
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
24Seven
*****


Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 734
Location: Poole, Dorset

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 18:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

jojo1 wrote:
Aha!

Perhaps you'd like a brand new Land Cruiser like mine?

New shape 78 series. I've got the 1HZ engine for reliability but the new 4.5V8 is available.
Twin 90 litre fuel tanks, front & rear locking diffs, snorkel - all factory fitted by Mr T.

Imported, taxed, on UK plates, 25000 +VAT

Insurance no problem, fully comp with Carole Nash for 500

Also available 79 series (pick up), 76 series (5 door), or the new 200 series.

You know you want one...

Jojo


Just what I want  Cool

I'm seriously considering keeping my 90 for a couple more years and then getting a brand new 78 which should see me out and I can also leave it to one of my boys  Very Happy
I do tend to keep my vehicles for years anyway, had my Hilux for over ten years now and still love it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Toyota Landcruiser Owners Club Forum Index -> General non-technical Q&A All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


All contents © Hobson's Choice IT Solutions Ltd 1997 on
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group