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Bringing our own car

Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 8:06am
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Carol61

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We’re moving to Spain at the end of this year and we have a 25 year old Mercedes that we want to bring with us. We plan to drive it down. Does anyone one know if we have to pay import tax and what we have to do to be able to drive it in Spain, Spanish plates etc.

Thanks 


Carol

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:07am

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:07am

I suggest you speak with https://www.car-registrations-spain.com/

They are in the process of matriculating my car onto Spanish plates.

Carol61

Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 11:18am

Carol61

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 11:18am

Geordiemark wrote on Mon May 13, 2024 9:07am:

I suggest you speak with https://www.car-registrations-spain.com/

They are in the process of matriculating my car onto Spanish plates.

Thank you. We’ll get a quote from them. They look exactly what we need.

sloop John  B

Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 12:55pm

sloop John B

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 12:55pm

Also Jamie at Costa coches on Antas industrial estate, will tell you everything you need to do. And do it for you. No problem with language either. He is bilingual 

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DarioMartin

Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:07pm

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:07pm

Carol61 wrote on Mon May 13, 2024 8:06am:

We’re moving to Spain at the end of this year and we have a 25 year old Mercedes that we want to bring with us. We plan to drive it down. Does anyone one know if we have to pay import tax and what we have to do to be able to drive it in Spain, Spanish plates etc.

Thanks 


Carol

I wrote a post on this very thing - see here:

Importing a car into Spain from UK

Geordiemark

Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:22pm

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 9:22pm

DarioMartin wrote on Mon May 13, 2024 9:07pm:

I wrote a post on this very thing - see here:

Importing a car into Spain from UK

As always Dario gives sound advice, even though we don't always agree, lol. Just as a guide line, I've been quoted 1233 euro for everything involved in the transfer ITV, matriculation, plates and dealing with all the many rules you need to follow to make it happen. I have an additional charge to have my headlights/tail lights modified to suit driving on the other side of the road. You could negate this by sourcing second hand lhd drive headlight, but I decided agains't this route myself. You may face import tax as well. Car registration Spain can help you with that to reduce it.

Frank

Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 2:39pm

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Posted: Wed May 15, 2024 2:39pm

Try to get your residency in place before you "import", replate your car. You may be liable for lower import duties ( none pre-brexit!).

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