May 3, 2018

Would you Import a Rig?

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Since we all research various overland rigs and inevitably find those that are not available in the US I was wondering what vehicle would you go through all the work to have imported?

Or have you and was it what you had hoped?

I have worked unloading few ships at the port and they have a pretty good showing for overland type vehicles coming in so someone is doing it. Of course lots of Defenders and Series 70's along with Syncro's and the occasional Samari.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2018

Series 79 with V8 Diesel is definitely on the list!

 

 

May 3, 2018

Craig, that article provides the very basics with the conclusion to spend your money with the professionals.

"Perhaps 25 years ago that truck of your dreams was simply out of reach, but now at the confluence of depreciation and better financial means, it is ripe for the plucking."

" Searching for your very own foreign exotic can be as simple as making a call to one of the importers catering to your individual needs."

May 4, 2018

I'm remembering now that some 25 years ago I managed the import of a 1968 Double Decker bus from England. Picked it up at the Charleston, SC port and drove it to Nashville. Gave me two days of driving to get familiar. At 47 mph and a tendency to overheat made for another overlanding adventure.

 

Wish I had it now and I would turn it into a tiny home on a piece of land somewhere. With 800 SF it would be doable.

May 6, 2018

I would love to import a diesel 60, 70, 80, or 105 Cruiser... Funny thing is, I'm getting ready to expat it up in South Africa, and instead of one of those, I'll end up getting a Hilux or Isuzu KB.

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