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    Import or sell?

    Hi all and a conundrum I think I have the answer to but would appreciate any words of advice...

    My VR4 Gallant has been happily stored in a dry garage in Ireland for the last 5 years or so but that has now gone so I am contemplating importing in to the UK instead

    To sell it in Ireland is tough as the insurance is nuts (1,000 Euro + a year for me!) and the road tax is crazy because of the engine size, and seeing as I have sympathetically resorted the car since I had it the £700 or so to import it and let's say £1,000 in total with taxes etc just about feels justifiable

    Right decision? Or just sell and get what I can for it? I'm heading for A. but thought I'd sanity check as these are never going to be Skyline price cars unluckily!

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    I take it from this that the Galant is still on UK plates? If its on Irish plates it will command a better premium although the VRT rate for these is still reasonable. Sub €1600 as we speak.

    The 8G Galants are now accepted on the Classic Car schedule of most classic insurance companies. I added mine onto my classic policy for €40. Which bumped up the annual cost to €390 for three classic cars.

    Yes the Tax can be high, but enthusiasts are realistically only going to tax these for the summer months. Youd be surprised at the demand for them in Ireland.

    If its on Irish Plates, drop me a PM with what kind of money you would like for it. I have a friend who is looking for one now.
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    Hi.
    If you ever need any help with insurance in the UK then please feel free to drop me a line.
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    If it is on Irish plates and it is for sale I would be very interested too. My last vr4 was cheaper to insure than a 1.4 Corolla.
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    Yes potentially now for sale and on Irish plates - drop me a PM @wantavr4

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