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My son wants to buy a classic car in Morocco and drive it home to the UK - what are the pitfalls of him doing this?

My son is a student on a year abroad in Morocco. He's fallen in love with an ancient Renault 4 (left hand drive). He wants to buy it and drive it home to the UK. What are the pitfalls of him doing this?

Asked on 5 December 2017 by Liz

Answered by Keith Moody
If he's serious, he'll need to do some planning - stops for fuel, food, and rest are essential. He'll also need to stock up on spares and make sure the car is in good nick. There'll be additional travel costs too - a ferry over to Spain and then a crossing from France to the UK. Once the car is back, he'll need to inform HMRC about it, pay any VAT or duty that they tell him to, make sure the car meets UK safety regulations, then tax, MoT and insure it. You can read more about importing a car here:
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