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Let’s import your Corvette to the United Kingdom

 

The Corvette is a well-known American muscle car and is highly sought after in the UK.  When you see a Corvette, you know it’s a Corvette.

Whether old or new, we’re here to organize the import for you. The majority of them come from the United States but we can help to register your car regardless of the location.

Our process starts the moment your quote is agreed upon. We collect your Corvette from anywhere in the world.

We deliver it to the nearest port where the Corvette is shipped to the United Kingdom in one of our containers. On arrival in the UK, the car is cleared through customs and delivered to our premises.

Once onsite, we’ll modify it according to UK  compliance standards.

If your Corvette is relatively new, it’ll most likely require an IVA test. Unless the car is older than 40 years old, it will require an MOT.

Once the relevant testing has been completed and passed, we can register your car.

To find out more about the process of importing your Corvette, don’t hesitate to get in touch. And don’t worry, we import from within the EU and outside the EU.

Drop us a line and let’s talk Corvettes. 

What are some of the cars we can help you to import?

Corvette Stingray

The iconic American sports car with stunning looks, powerful performance, and cutting-edge technology.

Corvette Z06

A high-performance variant of the Corvette with enhanced power, aerodynamics, and track-ready capabilities.

Corvette ZR1

The ultimate Corvette, featuring breathtaking power, aerodynamic enhancements, and advanced performance technologies.

Corvette C8.R

Inspired by the race track, this limited-production model showcases the Corvette's racing pedigree and performance prowess.

Corvette Z51

An enhanced version of the Corvette, offering upgraded performance features, suspension, and braking capabilities.

Corvette C7.R

A race-ready version of the Corvette, built for endurance racing with a powerful engine and aerodynamic enhancements.

Corvette ZR1 427

A special edition Corvette with a monstrous 7.0-liter V8 engine, delivering exceptional power and performance.

Corvette C6 Z06

A previous-generation Corvette known for its impressive handling, powerful engine, and aggressive styling.

Importing a Chevrolet Corvette or any other vehicle into the UK involves several steps and considerations. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about importing a Corvette to the UK:

Do I need to pay import duties and taxes when bringing a Chevrolet Corvette to the UK?

Yes, you will typically need to pay import duties and taxes when importing a vehicle into the UK. The exact amount depends on factors such as the vehicle’s age, value, and emissions category. It’s essential to check with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the most up-to-date information on import duties and taxes.

What documentation do I need to import a Chevrolet Corvette?

You will generally need the following documents:

Vehicle registration documents from the country of origin.
Proof of ownership (e.g., bill of sale).
A completed import declaration form (C88).
Proof of compliance with UK roadworthiness and emissions standards.
Appropriate insurance coverage.
Customs and excise paperwork and receipts for duties paid.

Is it necessary to modify the Chevrolet Corvette to meet UK standards?

Depending on the vehicle’s specifications and age, modifications may be required to meet UK roadworthiness and emissions standards. It’s advisable to consult the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or a professional vehicle importer for guidance on specific requirements.

How can I register my imported Chevrolet Corvette in the UK?

To register your imported vehicle in the UK, you will need to follow these steps:

Ensure the vehicle meets UK roadworthiness and emissions standards.
Apply for a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or chassis number if necessary.
Complete a V55/5 form to register the vehicle.
Pay the relevant registration fee.
Provide the required documentation, including proof of ownership and import duties paid.

Can I import a left-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette into the UK?

Yes, you can import a left-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette into the UK. However, you will need to make sure it complies with UK road safety and emissions standards. In some cases, you may need to convert it to right-hand drive.

Are there age restrictions on importing vehicles into the UK?

Generally, there are no age restrictions for importing vehicles into the UK. However, older vehicles may have different emissions standards to meet.

Do I need to get the Chevrolet Corvette inspected before importing it?

Yes, you may need to get the vehicle inspected to ensure it complies with UK standards. The DVSA or authorized testing centers can provide guidance on required inspections.

Is it possible to temporarily import the Chevrolet Corvette for an event or show?

Yes, it is possible to temporarily import a vehicle for events or shows. You may need to apply for a Temporary Importation Admission (ATA) Carnet or use other temporary import procedures. Check with HMRC for specific requirements.

What are the costs associated with importing a Chevrolet Corvette to the UK?

The costs can vary widely depending on factors such as the vehicle’s value, age, modifications required, and import duties. It’s essential to budget for duties, taxes, registration fees, inspection costs, and any necessary modifications.

Where can I find additional information and assistance for importing a Chevrolet Corvette into the UK?

You can find detailed information on importing vehicles into the UK on the official UK government website, particularly on the HMRC and DVSA websites. It’s also advisable to consult with customs agents or professionals experienced in vehicle imports for guidance through the process. Additionally, consider joining forums or contacting clubs related to Chevrolet Corvette enthusiasts, as they may have members who have experience with importing similar vehicles.

 

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