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Old 7th January 2009, 11:39   #1
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Hi guys... I own a 01 C5 Corvette 5.7 L V8 345 HP.. I am currently staying in California ( doing my pilot training )... Once I am done with my course I would like to bring my car back to India ( Chennai ?) I guess. I have a permanent resident card ( green card ) in the USA. I was wondering what the procedure would be like to import a used car and how much I would have to shell out to bring the beast back home.. I will probably be in the US for another year.. I was wondering If I could bring it back on "TR" ( Transfer of Residence ).

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the tire monitoring system was on this pic ( I had to get new rear tyres ) got them changed... To z rated eagle f1s... $400 a piece yikes.

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nice ride, thats a monster air intake
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Sorry to bust your dreams, but you cant. LHDs cant be legally imported into India . Period.

Quite a shame though - lovely car
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Sorry to bust your dreams, but you cant. LHDs cant be legally imported into India . Period.

Quite a shame though - lovely car
oh wow that sucks big time.
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LHDs cant be legally imported into India . Period.
For some cars its possible to convert them into RHD before importing. Not sure about this one.
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Old 7th January 2009, 12:32   #6
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My dreams of owning a corvette in india are shattered now :( Lol

I guess I will have to stick with buying a new car, I dont want any domestic cars.. I need to import something like a 350z or an RX8 ... Any idea how much these would cost to bring to India?
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Is converting to RHD and importing an option??
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I need to import something like a 350z or an RX8
Such cars are easily available in the second hand imported car market in India.
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Corvette can be converted to RHD as far as i know.
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Of course it can be converted and RUINED!! For gods sake, dont bother doing a conversion.
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Converting it will cost a lot of money and plus it has to been done perfectly, everything has to be fabricated ... i was reading it costs upward of $15k

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really where ?? and how much am i looking at for a 350z

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350z was sold for 35 Lakhs in Delhi. 35 Laks come out to be around $75,000
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Mumbai has some dealers and Delhi has some too..
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There is just too much restriction for importing cars. Even if you were to convert it to RHD, the taxes, homologation etc will kill you.
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If money is no object, there is a company that does RHD conversion of US vehicles to sell in UK. I contacted these guys since I considered importing a mustang. They do a great job on the mustang. Not sure if they have done a vette yet.

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