Can anyone advise please? We are trying to register a used UK car in France - our V5 has been rejected for the moment for a carte grise as it appears to be a copy not the original. So I asked the DVLA for a replacement. As the car is now already in France they say they cannot let us have that as the car is exported. What do we do? Any suggestions welcome!!!Thanks
For years I have found AutoEurope to be the cheapest - they always (well nearly always come up with Europcar at a slight discount to Europcar's own rates).Suddenly I am finding a significant increase in prices and I wondered if other members of the forum knew of a cheaper hire firm available at either airport?Thanks in advance
A while back I was in contact with a company called 1st Car Import, who sourced lhd cars to a buyer's spec, usually through buying in Belgium, and importing it to France. Unfortunately they now only deal with business users. Does anybody know any other companies offering this service?
Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I could keep my Dad's English car, insure it and leave it in England at my Mum's home, for me to use when I come over. My Mum doesn't drive and I am no longer a resident in England. I live permanently in the South of France. I would be grateful for any ideas and feedback. Thanking you in advance. Karen Masse
Greetings, Next week I leave the UK for Allos to buy a classic car (1968) and then hopfeully, drive it back. From my Google search, it seems the nearest Prefecture is in Barcelonnette or, a bit further down to Digne. Is this correct? Or, is there a Prefecture in Colmars? Which is the better of the Prefecture offices - Barclonnette or, Digne? Cost of registration of a classic car (1968) I understand that to register a classic car, I must: Declare the car as a 'classic car Produce my UK licence / passport Produce a complted certificate de 'immatriculation Certificat de cession Current CT Registration document of the previous owner maked 'Vendu le' Proof of a French address. As I will only be in Allos for a week, is there any way around 'proof of registration'? Would a 'rent receipt' from the owner be sufficient? Or, is there another way? The person who owned the car has died and I'm dealing with his next of kin. I do not know if the person has registered the car in their name as the car has been stored for a few years. If the person has not registered the car and it is still registered in deceased name, what is the position? What documents do I need to register the car? To register the car, do I first need to have it CT inspected and then bring the CT certificate to the Prefecture? Hopefully, some kind person might be able to answer the above questions. Thank you. in advance!
Hello Driving our somewhat sluggish VW camper 1.6TD from Dieppe - Allos and would be grateful for some advice! Would it be better to drive from: Clemont Ferrand- St. Etienne - Velence - Crest - Gap - Barcelonette -Allos? Or, drive to Avignon then up to Colmars / Allos? Many thanks
Hi I live in the UK and found a nice '68 Italian car, near Colmars / Allos. The car has been stored for a few years, so it needs some TLC. . Before I drive from the UK, I will take some necessary parts. What I would really like to do is to find a mechanic who likes old cars and to bring the car to him to have the car serviced + some minor repairs (brakes etc) seen to. Then have the car undergo a CT. Could anyone recommend such a mechanic near Colmars / Allos / Thorame / Digne / Gap who, hopefully understands English! Many thanks
Greetings, I live in the UK and recently found a classic car up near Allos which needs to be transported to Calais / Dover, or, to a local mechanic to prepare it to pass the CT. Could anyone recommend a transporter? Maybe someone is returning to the UK with an empty trailer! The car is very small and weighs around 1070 kgs. Ideally, I would like to have it brought to an English speaking mechanic in Alos or, near to Aix and drive it back to the UK. From what I can understand from the seller, the car has not been driven for a few years, so I suspect the brakes have seized. It would also need a service - oil / filter / spark plug change. As an avid classic car enthusiast, the fun would be to drive it leisurely up through France and back to the UK. Any contacts would be most welcomed and appreciated. Hope to hear from someone.
Hello. My partner has an old Mitzubishi Shogun that periodically needs attention. We have used various local garages, but find the prices to be unreasonably expensive for even the simplest of jobs. Does anyone know of a trusted garage or Mechanic that will do a good job at a reasonable rate, without ripping us off? We are in the Vinon-sur-Verdon area. Thanks.