1956 Aero Caproni
Capriolo 75 Corsa
O-Gauge Train Set
Enzo Ferrari Signed
Hors Ligne Ferrari de Luxe Edition 3/10
1992 Lancia Hyena
1000 RGS Corsa
When importing a car from overseas countries such as the USA, Japan, Australia, etc. to the European Union, you will normally have to pay 10% customs duty plus your local VAT on the amount stated in the sales contract.
In some European countries however, special rules apply to vintage vehicles. In the United Kingdom you only have to pay 5% on the billed amount on cars older than 25 years, and in France 5,5% for cars older than 30 years. We therefor advice you to register the car in the name of a private party in the UK or France, from which you would then officially purchase it without any additional cost.
This procedure is entirely legal, since it is based on European legislation. And by the way, this is the standard routine that international auction houses like Coys, Bonhams, Christies or RM auctions apply.
When importing a car from Switzerland to the European Union, the general 10% customs duty won't apply. You don't pay any customs duties under condition that the purchased vehicle was built in one off the member states of the European Union. For this you have to provide a Movement Certificate EUR.1, which you can obtain at a Swiss customs office, in order to prove the origin of the car.
In consequence, everything you have to pay is the VAT in your country, according to the billed amount.
We buy, sell, broker, locate, consign and appraise exceptional classic, sports and collector automobiles, arrange transport, customs formalities and registration.
Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati expertise, though our collection includes a wide variety of other superior antique, vintage, prewar and race cars.
Contact us when you are serious about owning or selling a fine classic motor car or motorcycle. Geneva, Switzerland-based, we serve clients world-wide.