Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th March 2007, 22:54   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
ananthkamath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,194
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

if LHD is the problem then one solution might be to sell your car and get an RHD mustang from Canada.
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 22:57   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New castle
Posts: 5
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Thanks guys for your suggestions...!

if LHD is problem i can convert it to RHD , there is an work shop in Missourie which converts LHD cars to RHD .
Home Page - RIGHTHANDDRIVEAMERICA.COM

if i convert , will i be able to ship the car.

This was my dream car , so can't leave it behind in USA .

Please suggest.

Thanks again for helping me ..........

-Vamshi
vamshi_mustangG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 23:16   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,554
Thanked: 815 Times
Default

A guy from ram's office has imported a LHD ML320 a few months ago.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 23:23   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
revtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,988
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

when you want to get a car under TR how long do you need to be staying in that country ? also if your going to coll out ther can you still bring a car under TR.im guessing you cant.
revtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 02:22   #20
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

You need to have owned that car and stayed abroad for 3 years, AFAIK. So the Canada option is out, ananth. But yes, you can get it converted to RHD. Though I suggest you read the rules carefully, because you don't want to spend all that money and then not be allowed.
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 02:30   #21
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 36
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

cars in Canada are LHD as in the US.
PmDaWg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 04:44   #22
BHPian
 
HentaiDesi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco/Nagoya
Posts: 26
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

The conversion costs are around 12000 dollars. LHD through TR is a definite No. If you do convert to RHD, you will not be able to register in the US
HentaiDesi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 08:08   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,770
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Moreover, Its unsafe to drive an LHD car in India. So its better to convert it to RHD and get it here.
spadival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 19:47   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 137
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Hmm... FORD MUSTANG: $6K, RHD conversion: $12K, shipping: $ 3K. Customs dooty: @ 105%

Stuck in B2B traffic on a potholed road: PRICELESS

Seriously, man! Are you serious?
DileepKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 20:04   #25
BHPian
 
rpanicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 34
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Importing

You should be able to convert it into a RHD and then import it. LHDs are a definite no-no unless under a couple of specific conditions which you most probably will not be eleigible under.

You should have been a NRI for two years from the date of shipping your vehicle and you should have owned the said vehicle for a minimum of one year from the date of shipping.

The current price is immaterial - they will look up the original price from KBB as on the date of manufacturing, apply a depreciation factor for every quarter since then upto a max depreciation of 70%. On this they will add shipping, handling, insurace charges and charge about 105+% as duty. In all probability your shipping agent will also state that the customs officers involved has asked for a certain % though you will not know whether it is the customs officer or the handling agent.

Do calculate your Total Cost of Ownership before you embark. Cheers.
rpanicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 20:15   #26
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New castle
Posts: 5
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Thanks GUys.

I own this mustang from past 2 years.

conversion guys said they will take $4000, which is a local service station in Delaware USA.

I stay in Hyderabad in INDIA, can i ship it to some other remote shipping port where i can avoid more taxes and other stuff ...

i got an shipping agent he says , he will ship to vizag in INDIA.

Are there any agents in INDIA who can help me handling this...

Regards
Vamshi
vamshi_mustangG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 20:16   #27
BHPian
 
pawan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: auckland, new zealand
Posts: 867
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

dont mean to hijack this tread but what are the complications involved in importing of engines.
pawan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2007, 23:48   #28
BHPian
 
S600BENZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 305
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rpanicker View Post
You should be able to convert it into a RHD and then import it. LHDs are a definite no-no unless under a couple of specific conditions which you most probably will not be eleigible under.

You should have been a NRI for two years from the date of shipping your vehicle and you should have owned the said vehicle for a minimum of one year from the date of shipping.

The current price is immaterial - they will look up the original price from KBB as on the date of manufacturing, apply a depreciation factor for every quarter since then upto a max depreciation of 70%. On this they will add shipping, handling, insurace charges and charge about 105+% as duty. In all probability your shipping agent will also state that the customs officers involved has asked for a certain % though you will not know whether it is the customs officer or the handling agent.

Do calculate your Total Cost of Ownership before you embark. Cheers.
This is the exact scenario involved in importing a second hand car to India, cant get more right than this except for the fact that the duty is 157% om depreciated value. Import the car in any port import duty will be the same as everything is on Computer and no individual can change that, let it be any customs officer or clearing agent.
S600BENZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2007, 00:23   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pawan View Post
dont mean to hijack this tread but what are the complications involved in importing of engines.
Too many to talk about here. Start a separate thread.
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2007, 00:37   #30
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 445 Times
Default

And also consider the cost of the upkeep of this vehicle in India when you have to import each & every component that needs to be replaced. I'd say it is not worth the trouble unless you have something really special about this machine.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I love title Blue and one more is comming!Its "Blue Lady"7 star cruise ship for scrap ECM Shifting gears 1 22nd June 2015 20:33
eBay sellers refusing to ship to India awini Shifting gears 18 21st November 2013 17:56
Want to ship bike from pune to delhi and back, need suggestions. throttleking Motorbikes 23 4th January 2012 14:04
I'm entering the mother ship of all car freaks turbolover Introduce yourself 16 16th June 2005 19:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:05.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks