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Regarding Export / Import #1633838
11/07/2019 14:57
11/07/2019 14:57
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Wigan UK
CarlWGN Offline OP
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On Auto Trader, 20v Turbo LE, 1999, 37,000 miles.

£11,940

EU Supplied Then Sold From New In Japan
Imported by ourselves, immaculate etc etc.

If you have seen or look at this car, your thoughts?
It's at Seymour Pope.

I've just had an agreed valuation insurance quote and I am tempted. I've spoken with them, they say it doesn't need a paint correction, however as I ask they will do the full works and then apply ceramic coating which I'd want. I was looking at latter for my current car.

Your advice or questions I need to have before I view it. Then of course, I'm thinking of taking a pro with me to spot anything at all wrong.

Do I put a deposit on it or not, would you?

Thanks everyone.

Re: Regarding Export / Import [Re: CarlWGN] #1633839
11/07/2019 16:03
11/07/2019 16:03
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It's Japanese spec import so has the large side indicators (and large holes in the wings, so you can't just fit smaller European indicators, AFAIK) and speedo in km/h (so not sure how it passes an MoT, maybe they don't care about that any more). Looks in very nice condition, normally Jap imports are pretty much rust-free. Driver's seat bolster looks good, centre console good / not sticky (but emergency flasher switch looks broken, and there's something stuck on the dash next to the clock?) Wheel centre caps faded as usual, brake discs and wheel nuts a little rusty. Some extra Japanese warning stickers in engine compartment, but otherwise looks clean and unmolested, apart from extra "tweeters" or whatever they are, and what looks like alarm wiring next to air filter housing which looks untidy/non-original. Odd selection of photos, many repeated, but none showing complete interior, rear wheels, sills, wheel arches, wheels or anything underneath in any detail.


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Regarding Export / Import [Re: DaveG] #1633840
11/07/2019 16:40
11/07/2019 16:40
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CarlWGN Offline OP
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Thank you, very informative.
I'd never given these things a thought.

Re: Regarding Export / Import [Re: CarlWGN] #1633850
12/07/2019 00:20
12/07/2019 00:20
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Also, as a non-UK spec (albeit RHD) "personal" import, the insurance companies and future buyers should be aware, and may look on it less favourably or at least differently to normal UK Coupes.


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake

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