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What do I need to know about buying and importing a classic truck to canada?
I would like to find a credible resource/person that can competently guide me through this process. There are online brokers, but I want to be engaged in every part of this process. Plus I don't want to pay a broker for something I think I can/should do myself. Can somebody please point me in the right direction. I'm very frustrated by the lack of knowledge about this online.
February 5, 2010
You must contact Canada Customs for this info. They are the credible resource you seek. And don't worry, their bark is worse that their bite. Usually. A couple of documents, dot yer 'I's' and cross yer 'T's' and yer good to go. One caveat, though: The vehicle you import to Canada must have a title or it will be deemd a parts car - forever. Now get off the keyboard and call or visit yer friendly CA Customs Agent...
February 5, 2010
Buying an antique vehicle in the USA is no proublem at all. You need a bill of sale and a title.Ounce you have all that you send a copy to the border crossing you plan to use at least 72 hours in advance. Then you go down and pick up your vehicle , clear the US side and then go to the Canadian side they will pull your file ( info that you sent them ) you pay GST and your on your way home with a new toy. I bought a 51 Mercury in California , got to the border , cleared customs and was on my way home to Calgary. No one even came out to look at the car.
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March 6, 2010