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Offline GMPX

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Re: New import laws in Vic?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 02:43:44 PM »
Looking beyond Cadillac, does this mean on something like a 60's Camaro where there is probably little chance of finding a 100% original car in the US, they will be stopped at the wharf?
Ross
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Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: New import laws in Vic?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 03:14:35 PM »
Anything that has been modified after 1989.

And the relevant date is 1989.

One would need to provide substantial proof, like a Magazine Feature, prior to 1989, or some photos that can prove the date of taking, and that the parts fitted weren't constructed post 1989.

Plus, if they really want to get "down and dirty" they could always get the items scientifically tested to prove date of manufacture, etc. etc.   Might take longer than CSI Las Vegas, but heck, they aren't paying the Storage costs.

Bruce. >:D
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Re: New import laws in Vic?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 03:18:38 PM »
Madness!, what else can you say?
Fingers crossed the law is overturned before the Aussie dollar drops again.
Ross
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Offline Bruce Reynolds

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Re: New import laws in Vic?
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2010, 03:26:49 PM »
Can't see it being dropped, simply because it has highlighted the importing of parts that don't comply with the ADR's, having not been certified as being compliant.

A bit like the Conversion Law that came in after 1989, where one had to have a Licenced Converter to convert a vehicle that was newer than 15 years old.   That affected me.

Then later, the requirement for a Personal Import to have been owned, and used in the overseas country, continuously for 12 Months, and not the previous 3 Months.   That messed me up in 2002

Bruce. >:D
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Offline 60cdv

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Re: New import laws in Vic?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 11:53:41 PM »
Let's face it, the Guvmint would like nothing better than if we all drove around in late model Commode- doors. Anything "individual" or "different" means that they have to do a little more work processing things
and we could'nt have that, can we?
I reckon this is the thin edge of the wedge- one day the old-timers will say "You know when I was your age, you could go and buy the car of YOUR choice!"
I hope I'm wrong.
Ivan, Adelaide
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