I was a British citizen living in Italy for the last 4 years, during that time I was an Italian resident (with a residency certificate and P.Iva tax code) and I bought an Italian car. Fast forward a couple of years and I've just moved back to the UK, I liked my car and spent quite a lot keeping it alive (it is an Alfa of course) so I brought it back to the UK. I've registered it with the DVLA, it now has British plates, MOT and insurance but now I'm trying to de-register it in Italy and getting a bit stuck (surprise, surprise). Apparently I have to inform the PRA of it's permanent export and return the Italian plates, which apparently you can do at an ACI STA desk or at the Italian consulate in London... except you have to be an Italian citizen to do so... I've contacted them and they say they can't help since I'm not an Italian citizen. The alternative seems to be that I would have to travel to Italy just to fill in a few forms and give them my plates...http://www.conslondra.esteri.it/consolato_londra/e...I'd be tempted just to say F'it and not de-register the vehicle except they will try and continue to tax me for it and the tax on that car was insane, whilst I'm not too worried about them chasing me here for it I don't really want to be arrested at the airport next time I visit Italy and I don't really want to pay tax on it until I next go there...Anyone got similar experience that can help?
Hi I live in the UK and found two nice Italian reg. classic cars (1968) near Pisa which I would like to drive back to the UK. One is a private sale. The other an Italian garage. Questions Answers: What is the process of buying/exporting an Italian classic car? Cost? Where in Italy or, the UK, can I get temporary (1 week) EU insurance on an Italian reg. classic car? If I can get temporary Italian insurance: Can I simply get the original Carta di Circulazione + Bill of Sale and drive it back on the seller's Italian reg plates? ( I will send back the original plates to the seller) Or, must I get an Export licence + temp. plates? If so, how long does this Export process take and where do I go? If the seller is an Italian garage: Is it possible, they can they give me temporary EU insurance? Any advice would be most welcomed & appreciated. Many thanks
Planning to buy/drive an Italian classic car back to the UK but as I am not an Italian resident, I am unable to get temporary EU insurance, either in Italy or the UK! So I have 2 options: Forget it Find a Milan car transport company Would anyone have any ideas? Ideally, I'd like to drive the car back but the insurance is the proble, UK insurance companies or the AA do not insure foreign reg cars. Hopefully, someone has a suggestion. Thanks in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Planning to buy an italian classic car to drive around the EU for 6 months and then export back to the UK. What is the procedure for exporting the car? (documents needed + where to go + cost) The car is in Pavia How long does it take to get temporary plates + insurance? Can anyone recommend an insurance company offering EU insurance for up to 6 months? Many thanks?
We have a turbo hose with a crack and have been unable to find a replacement part either in France or the UK. The car was bought in Italy in the year 2000 and this particular model was never sold in France or the UK to my knowledge, so we don't hold much hope of finding a replacement here. Does anyone know of an Italian source for parts that are no longer stocked or manufactured??? I've tried ebay.it and an Italian car parts website, but since we don't live in Italy we're a little short on ideas!
Can anyone help. I would like the Italian phone number for either of the above. The freephone number on their website takes you to the country you are calling from and I need to talk to someone in Italy as I have to get a certificate of conformance and one cannot be supplied from the UK people.