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Hei, I have recently come back from Norway and am going to change to british registration.Difficult to find out what i have to do as the dvla site is confusing on this point.Understand that i need to change the headlights and have a second rear veiw mirror,but do i have to have both mph and kph marked on the speedo.Any help would be of assistance.Anybody out ther that has imported a car from the continent?The car is a spider 1750 from 1968 and has been owned by me for the last six years.I have been out of the country for the last 32 years..:confused:
 

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I imported a car a couple of years ago but it was already UK spec. Get the import pack from DVLA, I think at that age your car will need an enhanced single vehicle approval because it's over 10 years old. The best thing is to find your DVLA local office, Birmingham ? and go ask them about it, my advice is go early because they get quite busy.

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I imported a new 156 in 1999.

I remember it was a relatively painless process. Yes the local DVLA centres get very busy, so expect a queue, but I found the staff helpful. I was able to avoid SVA because Alfa were able to provide a Certificate de Conformité for my car - eventually, after the first one they supplied erroneously described the steering wheel being on the side other than it was. Duh.

I do remember you have to marshall every bit of paper you might think is relevant and then take more just in case.

I had to show a valid Certificate of Motor Insurance - this was surprisingly easy to arrange by giving the chassis number to my broker.

Maybe the rules have changed but I've often seen LHD cars on UK roads with masks (between three and four o'clock) on their headlights. Check if masks are still accepted.

Likewise my Ducati 600SS - which was a grey import - had a speedo in kms. The importer had simply marked the 30 mph and 70 mph points in red pen. It never failed an MoT.

1968 Spider - nice car. Good luck with the importation :)
 

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I imported a car a couple of years ago but it was already UK spec. Get the import pack from DVLA, I think at that age your car will need an enhanced single vehicle approval because it's over 10 years old. The best thing is to find your DVLA local office, Birmingham ? and go ask them about it, my advice is go early because they get quite busy.

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Hope this is helpful :)
As I read the DVLA guidance (found by typing "importing a car into UK" into Google) - vehicles over 10 years old DO NOT require SVA......just to pass a UK MOT test.....
 

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Aye! Just the MoT and get a new number plate. To pass and MoT the lights have to point the right way.

The speedo is an odd one.. since they don't actually test speedo's as far as I know... It ought to have MPH on it, though it could be that the garage won't notice it's a KMH speedo.. ;)


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