Exporting a classic car from Buenos Aires

Wanderingdan

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Hello

I am in the U.K. and found this site while searching online for information regarding exporting a vehicle.
I’m looking for advice or first hand experience of shipping an Argentinian vehicle to the U.K. I would be purchasing the vehicle and getting it shipped.
I have completed this process within Europe and from the the US previously but from online research and having spoken to people many years ago this may be a more complicated matter moving a vehicle out of South America.

Potentially I could visit BA when purchasing but I don’t know if this would have an advantage over completing the transaction online? Would there be issues visiting for a short time? Mainly it would be for my own piece of mind
- the vehicle is what it is meant be
- getting it to the port/exporter

Thanks in advance
Dan
 

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I think it would be easier, and there are more interesting vintage cars, in Uruguay. Uruguay has less restrictive and expensive duties and customs requirements. And the country is full of old cars. I have a friend who bought a Model T there, as well as a Saab 96, and brought them to Argentina.
 

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is there something unique or rare about this particular car here?

i admittedly know nothing about the export process, but i would be surprised if it were simple and easy to figure out. not much here is. good luck!
 

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there are quite a few cars in Argentina that are rare elsewhere.
For instance, there are more post WW2 microcars here than most anywhere- Heinkels, Messerschmidts, Isettas, GoGoMobiles, and similar tiny cars. Many of the companies set up assembly plants in Argentina in the late 50s or early 60s, as the original european market moved upscale in price and size.
there are also some interesting and hard to find sixties european marques- oddball fiats, renaults, citroens, and the like.
I have always liked this Fiat 1600 SS, which was not exported to the US, and is very hard to find these days in Europe, for example. https://auto.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-759868192-fiat-coupe-1600-super-sport-_JM

Then, there are truly great cars, stashed away in barns on estancias. Every once in a while, an amazing Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, or similar 50s or 60s car can be spotted- they are not daily drivers, but they are here.

Because of the economic isolationism, many older cars were kept, and neither scrapped nor exported.

And there are even uniquely Argentine cars- I have a friend who is almost finished restoring his Justicialista Sport, from 1953, and you cannot buy a Rastajero anywhere else on earth.
 

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...Then, there are truly great cars, stashed away in barns on estancias. Every once in a while, an amazing Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, or similar 50s or 60s car can be spotted- they are not daily drivers, but they are here.

Because of the economic isolationism, many older cars were kept, and neither scrapped nor exported.

And there are even uniquely Argentine cars- I have a friend who is almost finished restoring his Justicialista Sport, from 1953, and you cannot buy a Rastajero anywhere else on earth.

This car has always fascinated me https://goo.gl/maps/UXmR373P7QB2 (bottom left hand corner) but I have no idea what it is nor any idea how to get a closer look. I've never seen anybody on the property and, the high security of the building over the road discourages me from walking past and squirting a few frames onto a camera from over the metal gate. There's always a uniformed police officer on duty in the box and usually at least one marked and/or unmarked police vehicle nearby. The CCTV is formidable. Without knowing what or who they are protecting, I really wouldn't want to have to explain that I was only taking the pictures because the car looks cute.
 

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I can't tell which car you mean - this one? (click to enlarge)

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If so, it looks like a Citroën 2CV - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën_2CV
On Top Gear:
Hehehe... No, not the one out on the street. If you are looking at the Street View picture on a portrait-oriented screen such as a laptop or desktop then it's the car obscured by the metal mesh gates in the bottom left of the screen. If you are looking on a smartphone, as I've just done, you might have to scroll over and down to find it. I know little about cars but I'm guessing it's a 1930s racer. I'd love to know more. It's still one of my ambitions to find somebody at home and arrange to go inside the gates and do a photo-session.
 
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