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Getting my paws on a 155 Q4 widebody

Has anyone here, or anyone they know, ever imported a widebody 155 Q4 (only narrow bodies sold in UK) from the near continent? What red tape (sure to be plenty) is involved? Do any companies offer such vehicles for sale in the UK to save the hassle?

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Sorry I can't help, but I always keep an eye on the trader for any Q4's for sale I have even posted a couple of wanted's 4 a UK car on the net and as yet no reply. I think the term I'm looking 4 is rare as rocking horse *****. There is no justice in this world. Try a few of the jap importers they maybe able to help. If u do find some1 try and get 1 that charges a flat fee, for importing.
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I saw a 155Q4, for sale about a month ago at an independant Italian Car specialists between Northalerton and Thisk in North Yorkshire. Sorry I don't know the name of the Garage, but a web search would probably find it. The Car was Left Hand drive, (were they all?), looked in good nick. They had a good selection of Integrale's as well. If you search for Lancia's you might find the Garage.
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Found it
But I had a quick look on the for sale list and it's not there now apparently. Sorry, might be worth a call tho.
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The one in Walkers is a 1993 narrow body.
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I imported a widebody 155 Q4 and some other Alfas and Lancias over the years.

For cars over ten years old, there are less restrictions in terms of getting it sorted with the DVLA.

The key issue is completing a VAT declaration even if the car is EU produced and VAT is not applicable; you have 14 days to sort it otherwise the fines rack up at 5 a day until max 500 - this is not negotiable.

The export rules depend on where in EU you source the vehicle; there are several threads on pistonheads covering the same - please take care when importing a rare vehicle as DVLA are very inconsistent about paperwork and retain some of it and then ignore all the rest and register the car wrongly - ask me how I know.

there is a decent looking Q4 at superstrada in Germany but looks like skinny - any particular reason you want a widebody other than rarity? I myself prefer the skinny interior and the very early cars also have the water injection system that was not on the later cars.

re condition, rust, rust and rust, do not buy a 155 without lifting up and looking under all aspects of the boot carpeting and lining, you also need to head over to alfa 155 alfa155 knowledgebase for enthusiasts which is also very active on facebook.

The Japanese ones tend to be looked after and have very little or not rust which is why we have seen some many Lancia Integrales brought over recently.

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WOW - This thread is 12 years old!!

I wonder if he ever did import one

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