Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping FAQ

The cost of shipping a vehicle can vary based on several factors, including the destination, carrier, and specific provisions required for the shipment. For vehicles bound for the United States, we recommend utilizing Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) shipping, which is a common method used by car manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce for transporting vehicles to North America.


As an example, let’s consider the shipment details for a Land Rover Defender 110 300 TDI 1995:


  • Inland port delivery from Barcelona, Spain to Zeebrugge, Belgium (880 miles) by open transporter: $990.00
  • Ocean freight by RoRo from Zeebrugge to Baltimore, including export documentation preparation: $1,765.00
  • Local charges in the U.S., including terminal handling charges, customs entry, EPA & DOT filing, and ISF filing: $852.50
  • Total cost: $3,607.50 USD


It’s important to note that the above pricing is stated in United States Dollars and serves as an example. The actual cost of shipping may vary depending on the specific details of the shipment, such as the origin, destination, and any additional services required. For accurate and up-to-date shipping cost estimates, we recommend contacting us and we can provide you with a customized quote based on your specific requirements.

Yes, we can arrange insurance coverage for your vehicle during shipping to provide you with peace of mind. We offer All-risk insurance at a rate of 2.2% of the vehicle value. Please note that this insurance policy has a deductible (excess) of $1250 and a minimum premium of $125.


Our insurance is arranged through Abbott and Bramwell Insurance Brokers and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc, ensuring reliable coverage for your vehicle.


If you choose to opt for the insurance, the cost will be calculated based on 2.2% of the vehicle’s value. Please keep in mind that the specific insurance cost may vary depending on factors such as the vehicle’s value, the insurance provider’s terms and conditions, and any additional coverage options you may require.

We are pleased to inform you that we now offer an escrow service to meet the interest shown from our customers. This service is provided through, a trusted and regulated escrow service provider in Europe since 2009. is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


Our escrow service is available for clients who purchase a vehicle with shipping options. To utilize this service, a fee of 4% of the total combined transaction value, including the vehicle, options, and shipping, is applicable. The terms of the escrow facility ensure that holds the funds for your vehicle purchase until the vehicle has set sail and the carrier has surrendered the bill of lading to you, the client.


If you are interested in our escrow service or would like more information, please feel free to contact us. We will be glad to provide you with further details and assist you with the process.

For vehicle importation into the United States and Canada. It is essential to adhere to the regulations set forth by the respective governments to ensure a smooth and compliant import process. Here are the key points mentioned:


For the United States:


  • The vehicle must be more than 25 years old based on the date of manufacture.
  • It must retain its original chassis.
  • The vehicle must be in unmodified mechanical condition.


For detailed information on importing vehicles into the United States, you can refer to the official website of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection:


For Canada:


  • The vehicle must be more than 15 years old based on the month and year of its manufacture.


For comprehensive guidelines on importing vehicles into Canada, you can visit the website of Transport Canada:

If you are considering importing a vehicle to the United States or Canada, we can assist you in arranging the customs clearance process. Our team can handle the entire process on your behalf and provide you with a combined shipping and customs clearance quotation. Here is an example of import and customs clearance costs for vehicles bound for the United States and Canada:


For the United States: Vehicle: Land Rover Defender 90 200 TDI 1992 Value: $24,500


  • US Import Customs entry fee: $605.00
  • ISF filing (Import Security Filing): $82.50
  • EPA/DOT Entry documentation submission: $88.00
  • Customs Duty (2.5% of passenger vehicle value): $612.50
  • Non-Commercial Customs Bond: $183.75
  • Vehicle value THC (Terminal handling charges): $73.19
  • Courier for stamped CBP 7501 Entry Summary: $38.50

Total: $1,673.44 USD


For Canada: Vehicle: Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 2001 Value: $24,500

  • Customs Clearance Brokerage Fee: C$550.00
  • Duties (6.1% of vehicle value): C$1,494.50
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) (5.0% of vehicle value): C$1,230.00
  • Excise Tax for Air Conditioning: C$100.00
  • CFIA inspection fee: C$125.00
  • Environment & Transport Canada Compliance: C$30.00
  • Licence/Permit/Certificate Fee: C$15.00
  • THC (Terminal handling charges): C$99.93

Total: $3,644.43 CAD



Please note that the provided pricing is based on the given examples and is subject to change. The costs may vary depending on factors such as the value of the vehicle, specific requirements, and any additional services needed.


If you are interested in importing a vehicle to a different location, kindly reach out to us, and we will be happy to introduce you to a local import agent in your region.

In the United States, each of the 48 states has its own set of procedures for titling and registering overseas imported vehicles. However, there is a common requirement among all state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices: the need for evidence that the vehicle was imported and that an entry was filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


To fulfil this requirement, it is crucial to keep a copy of your stamped CBP 7501 Entry Summary, as it serves as proof of filing with CBP. You will need to present this document to the DMV when registering your imported vehicle.


When dealing with the DMV, the following documents are typically required:


  1. Bill of Sale / Purchase Contract
  2. Photo ID
  3. Photo of the VIN/serial number
  4. US Import documents, including the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Declarations, as well as the Stamped CBP 7501 Entry Summary.


It’s important to note that many DMVs have dedicated departments that specialize in handling out-of-state and imported vehicles. If you encounter any difficulties or require specific information, it is advisable to inquire about the DMV’s Out of State and Imported Vehicles department and request to speak with someone knowledgeable in this area.


Please keep in mind that the requirements and procedures may vary from state to state. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is crucial to consult the DMV of the state where you plan to title and register your imported vehicle. By following the guidelines and providing the necessary documents, you can ensure a smooth titling and registration process for your overseas imported vehicle.

Certainly! We are more than happy to assist you with shipping your vehicle. Over the years, we have successfully shipped numerous cars for our clients, including those who have purchased vehicles from other sources or already own cars abroad. Whether you have found a vehicle and need assistance in getting it shipped to your desired location, or if you have any specific shipping requirements, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are always happy to provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the shipping process. Simply get in touch with us, and we’ll be glad to help you make the necessary arrangements.

Purchase FAQ

Once you have decided on a vehicle from our inventory, we request a 10% non-refundable deposit payment to secure the chosen vehicle. You can make this payment either through a wire transfer or by using our payment processor Tyl by NatWest for card payments. If you opt for shipping services arranged by us, we will initiate a booking with a shipping carrier at this stage. The remaining 90% balance must be paid via wire transfer no later than 7 days before the vehicle is dispatched to the port of loading.


If you prefer to arrange your own transportation, we require the full 90% balance to be settled before the vehicle is collected.

Certainly! We welcome and encourage vehicle viewings. You are more than welcome to visit our location and personally view the vehicle you are interested in. Alternatively, if you are unable to come in person, you can authorize someone else to view the vehicle on your behalf. We understand that convenience and flexibility are important, so please feel free to make arrangements that suit your needs. If you have any further questions or need assistance with scheduling a viewing, please let us know.

If you are unable to physically visit our location, we can arrange a video call to provide you with a virtual tour of the vehicle. During the video call, we will showcase the car, allowing you to have a comprehensive look at its features and condition. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the vehicle. We can coordinate a convenient time for both parties to conduct the video call. Please let us know your availability, and we will be happy to arrange the virtual viewing for you.

Yes, we offer shipping services for vehicles worldwide. We have experience in facilitating the transportation of vehicles to various locations globally. If you would like us to handle the shipping process, we can arrange it for you. Once you have secured the vehicle with a 10% deposit, we will then initiate a booking with a reputable shipping carrier to transport the vehicle to your desired destination. Our team will ensure that the necessary logistics and both export and import formalities are satisfied depending on the client’s requirements. If you have any specific questions regarding the shipping process, please let us know, and we will be glad to assist you.

We strive to maintain transparency in our pricing and aim to provide clear information to our customers. Therefore, there are absolutely no additional costs in addition to the purchase. In fact for non-European/UK buyers we even include export clearance and documentation costs within the purchase price.