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Old 16th July 2010, 09:55   #151
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A normal mustang in US costs around 30k. RHD conversion is 25k. So is the duty applicable on the 30k or the total 30+25k.
technically it is applicable on 55k
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Yes, there is only 1 company on the whole of US that ive been able to find after weeks of searching. They ship cars to new zealand to convert and bring them back. In a few months they will start conversions in their california plant.

if you know any cheaper places im all ears.

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Yes, there is only 1 company on the whole of US that ive been able to find after weeks of searching. They ship cars to new zealand to convert and bring them back. In a few months they will start conversions in their california plant.

if you know any cheaper places im all ears.
Just search in google 'UK RHD CONVERSION'
Right Hand Drive Conversion Kits for American vehicles
American Vehicles, West Midlands American Vehicles Suppliers of American Car Parts and Spares for American Cars UK
Anglo American Autos

The above just a few conversion specialists. There are a few more to my knowledge. In UK you can buy specialist American Car Magazines that have adverts from these specialists, try sourcing these magazines.
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Correct me if im wrong but it doesnt make much sense exporting a car to UK and then exporting it to India from there.

Essentially one is ending up with paying the duty twice unless of course there should be some sort of exception of which I am unaware since the car is not used in UK and merely modified.
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@Warhound
To my knowledge, when a car comes in for conversion from abroad, you don't pay import duty (similar to CARNET in India, as the vehicle is destined for re-export), only local duty on the conversion is paid (i.e. VAT on conversion parts and labour as the actual conversion is done in UK).

(I understand this is the duty and tax process from reading about conversions in UK Magazines. In early & mid 90's, there was a major craze for rich Arabs to send to cars to UK/Europe for tuning and modifications and have them sent back. This was before major tuning houses started opening branches in middle east.)
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A normal mustang in US costs around 30k. RHD conversion is 25k. So is the duty applicable on the 30k or the total 30+25k.
Duty would be applicable on the 30K. You aren't importing any additional parts worth 25K, are you?! That said, be advised that ARAI homologation is required for all cars costing less than $40,000. Thus, you'd be better off buying a Mustang / any other car that costs 40K and up (thus, avoiding the ARAI headaches).

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WOW ! Its super hot , shelby gt's have been my dream . Would have loved it in the typical shelby blue but even red is super sizzling . Simply beautifull !
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Duty would be applicable on the 30K. You aren't importing any additional parts worth 25K, are you?! That said, be advised that ARAI homologation is required for all cars costing less than $40,000. Thus, you'd be better off buying a Mustang / any other car that costs 40K and up (thus, avoiding the ARAI headaches).
I am not sure if GTO is very right here.

The cost of the conversion is added to the cost of the car at the time of duty assessment. It is similar as the freight cost along with any other charges accured in the process of importing the car, is added to the cost of the car at the time of duty assessment.

I can be 110% wrong too and I dont want to offend anyone, particularly a Moderator.

But of all the information I have with me, the duty is applicable to all the money spent in buying and bringing the car to India, be it for Goods or services.

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WOW!!! talk about killer looks Wonder why the people who can afford such cars go in for Lamby's and Ferrari's. If I had the money, the GT 500 would be the pick
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If I had the money, the GT 500 would be the pick
Possibly. But the thought of dying while driving it also crosses one's mind. But seriously,this a true case of bang for your buck. But just bang!

The reason real enthusiasts buy European supercars because they respect the fact that their car is built painstakingly,passionately with tremendous precision and accuracy. Also the exclusivity,the materials,the drama and then some more.

Others buy it just for making society sit up and take notice.For whatever reasons. And for what they think,some cheap thrills.

I don't see that scene with cars like these happening apart from some higher,exclusive models like the ZL-1s,ZR-1s and the BOSS 302s. And some of the nicer custom jobs the very diverse American car culture hides. At least they share the passion.
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The Shelby GT 500 is one hell of a car, it would rip apart any car in a straight line, although its known as not much of a great handler, but i personally love it for its looks and raw power. would surely like to own it one day.
this car is a drivers paradise and if you look at the leg space on the back seat, its second to none so no unwanted soul to be entertained.
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Isnt this the Saif Ali Khan car? Wasnt it for sale few years back?
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Isnt this the Saif Ali Khan car? Wasnt it for sale few years back?
Yes he was the first owner I believe. Don't know about the cars current whereabouts
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