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Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« on: January 19, 2018, 05:09:43 PM »
An extract from The Preserve Magazine, reprinted with permission of the http://councilofmotorclubs.org.au
The complete magazine is here http://councilofmotorclubs.org.au/images/preserve/december2017.pdf

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Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 07:19:14 PM »
This new testing is going to make the vehicles that are already here worth much more, as people will be more reticent to rush off and import one.

I was talking to one importer, and he said it wasn't a problem, but his view might change if he gets caught up in the "fiasco".

I know that when I imported my own car, I had to get a certificate stating that the A/C system had been evacuated of the "gas", and that it was done by an authorised dealer.   They never did check to see if it was actually done, but I would thing they might be checking the asbestos stuff.

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Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 02:47:58 PM »
Hi Bruce,I thought this to be a great article follow the dramas that several car guys had importing recently in to Australia a mustang and a DKW. and their Asbestos problems [another first class article in the Spring edition of LaCad] I could not agree more with your comments,what we have to remember new old stock parts etc may also be affected,the list just goes on and on. Thanks all Peter W.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 06:05:03 PM »
And it isn't just vehicles being imported into Australia that are affected.

I hear it from the Motor Cycle brigade that are wanting to take their bikes to New Zealand for a rally there.

When they want to bring them back home, they are also subject to the checking and inspection when they come back, even though they left Australia, and came back even though nothing was done to them but riding.

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Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 03:04:10 PM »
An update re the Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos Document.

Download the article in PDF Forman]t ->>> http://cadillaclasalleclub.com.au/images/dibp-notice-2017-21.pdf

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 05:54:07 PM »
G'day Peter,

Would it be possible for you to highlight the changes for us that cannot fathom what has changed?

Thanks,

Bruce. :devil:

PS.   Sounds like vehicles that are already here are going to rise in value.
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Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 08:27:38 AM »
Some Maseratis were recently denied entry to Australia because of the asbestos law .
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-23/vintage-maserati-cars-denied-entry-over-asbestos-testing/9579142

If you follow Mighty car Mods on youtube you will have seen how they purchased a running Datsun 240Z in Japan and had the engine , gearbox and brakes removed before shipping the car to Australia so as to avoid the asbestos drama.

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Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 11:20:14 AM »
Well, it is going to get worse before it gets better.

But, good to see that everyone is getting treated equally.

Asbestos is everywhere in a car.

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Re: Luxury Car Tax & Asbestos
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 10:17:53 AM »
Typical illogical Government overreaction. Our suburbs are full of James Hardies finest. Wittenoon mine is just a southwesterly breeze from Perth.
In fact the trade winds probably blow asbestos over from non compliant countries. But good on them for controlling and dominating people’s lives over and above the miriad other illogical government mandates.