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costs for importing from south africa
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hello fellow dattonians,

just wanted to know if any of you out there have any idea of what prices are like for importing a car from south africa im going on holiday there soon to see the fam and coz im gonna save so much on food and accomodation coz my aunty will kill me if she found out i was paying for that so im thinking of picking something up coz our dollar is so strong so was doing some reseacrh and you can pick up a complete sss 510 with full s15 conversion pushing about 300kw for about R35,000 to R40,000 wich is about 5-6k australian pretty freakin sweet huh?

So if any of you know anything or know who i should ask please holler back.

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To which part of RSA are you going?

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Container and freight is gonna cost you about S6-7K, but you can do it cheaper on a car carrier (roughly $3K), but then theres the customs duties & compliance issues which will cost you dearly if you plan on road registring it once here. If its for track use, easy as.
Theres also the "bits n pieces" option if you can find someone coming over with a container

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About five years ago you could buy a brand new bakkie body shell for about $2500 USD before shipping. I was thinking you could import that as a "part" and not have to worry about roadworthy. Just fit all your B110 gear to it (+ ute body parts or new bonnet & fenders). Probably wouldn't work in Australia...

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I have looked into this lately and I have a contact there. If you do not have a contact, most of your parts won't make it to the ship (stolen) New engines are roughly $475 in crate and 5 speeds are $525 new. Customs will kill you on both sides for a new car or shell.Shipping is about $4400 (20ft)and takes 10 days.It would be much cheaper for you to go there and scrounge through the wrecker sand make sure it goes on the ship I,ll be heading there sometime later this year.

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you can pick up 5 speed a series boxes over there cheap as right?
spend the money get a 20ft container stuff your car in there then fill the rest with a series 5 speeds and sell em on ebay probably cover the cost of shipping + car

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New 5-speeds? When I checked five years ago they were $2700 or $1400 USD i forget which. Direct from Nissan.

Or do you mean "new take off" -- like new but used?

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cheers for the info guys ill be going to capetown but not anytime soon just getting some ideas but i will do more research

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IF anyone could post links for auto parts suppliers in SA, i.e. websites, names & contact info even a Nissan dealer that one could contact that could be helpful.

I've Google searched a bit for SA stuff & its pretty hard to find a store directly. Most recent was trying to find a heater control valve & ended up buying one from B-projects which is fine it'd just be nice to ba able to e-mail or call up a supplier who's supplying for current models as much as is available.

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South Africa is ZA. They have no current model 1200-related model as bakkie production stopped in November 2007.

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