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Old 10-23-2020, 05:47 AM   #1
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I'm looking to import a 49 panhead motor and tranny from USA to UK, motor has title. Question, is it possible to get Nova on just motor? Or is it even necessary?
Everything I've looked at refers to complete vehicles or frames with vin. Any help appreciated, never imported before so any heads up on potential pitfalls also welcome.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:56 AM   #2
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Hey Nick,

Harleys didn't have the frames stamped until I believe the cone shovel era. So that's by the by in that sense. The real issue is here you'll need somebody to bang it in a box for you. The engine vin is all that really matters. You'll have to pay import as per a full vehicle, it'll just be less as it's classic and over 40 years old so 5% import tax of value stipulated.

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Old 10-23-2020, 08:47 AM   #3
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Hi Rhys,
Thanks for your comments. Vendor has said they are willing to crate it up which would be a big help.
I've spoken to a freight forwarding company who think that as it is a part/parts it will be subject to 20% vat.
5% historic vehicle tax sounds more appealing.... guess I'll have to see how HMRC view it.
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Nick,

You'll need a bill of sale which is notorised by a proper person state side, now, you pay what the bill of sale is what the additional charges will cost you over this side.

I've imported 3 big twins. If you need any advice please hit me up!
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Old 10-23-2020, 06:20 PM   #5
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Rhys has a lot more experience than I do on this subject, but for what itís worth I just wrote my own bill of sale from a template and nobody seemed to care.
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Old 10-23-2020, 06:43 PM   #6
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Rhys has a lot more experience than I do on this subject, but for what itís worth I just wrote my own bill of sale from a template and nobody seemed to care.
With all of mine, if it wasn't notorised they wouldn't accept it mate. So i had to get them done US side.

That's my experience of course, with 3 diff companies I used.
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:45 AM   #7
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Thanks again, more good info. I'll ask vendor about getting bill of sale notarised.
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Yea i wrote my own bill of sale as well
schumacher cargo sorted it all.
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Old 11-29-2020, 04:02 PM   #9
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Hi Rhys,
Thanks for your comments. Vendor has said they are willing to crate it up which would be a big help.
I've spoken to a freight forwarding company who think that as it is a part/parts it will be subject to 20% vat.
5% historic vehicle tax sounds more appealing.... guess I'll have to see how HMRC view it.
they are mugging you off, it's 5% import tax. no vat.
Main thing is to have the title, get it shipped over as parts bike and that's it.

You need to get NOVA done, ie, once it hits here you declare to HMRC that it has entered the country and pay your import duty. which is 5%
I have shipped over a few motors and bikes.

NOVA is all done online on HMRC website
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Getting something notarized is easy and cheap here in the states. Notary Publics are everywhere and often an employee in the seller's bank is a notary public and does it for free.
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