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Old 08-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying an untitled Model A project car from Canada, has anybody imported one without hiring a transport company or knows what is involved? Thanks
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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No, But being "untitled", they may just keep it at the Border. I'd be checking and in writing with Border/Canada/USA. Make sure all paper work is in order! Hope it works out OK Keep us posted what you find out.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:39 PM   #3
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I imported one from Quebec and almost had a breakdown to get it done. If you are going to accompany it at the border, all is good. If you ship it, you will need a customs broker and much paperwork. You will also have to get previous notification to the American customs.
You won't need a title for customs!

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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I am planning on driving into Canada, pick it up and drive back across.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:16 PM   #5
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Jack you DO need a title or we won't let you bring it in. The only way to get it done right is to-I know this is going to suck-but you have to have a register it in Canada. That will be your 'title' as they don't use a separate piece of paper like we do. Then when you cross the border they may make you 'import' it there or at the nearest Customs office.

There you will show proof that you bought the car and own it. You will have to pay an importation fee-unless the car originally came from the USA. But you will have to be able to prove it. Then you can go to your local DMV and get it registered. This is how I registered vehicles when I did it for two years. Now, that being said each port is a little different and a land border may do things a bit different than my port. Your best bet is to call the border crossing where you will go through and ask them what documentation you will need and get a name.

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:09 PM   #6
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I don't want to get into argument, but I just imported a car last summer with no title, merely a bill of sale, and a broker. i did not have to register it in Canada and doubt that I could. It had the original owner's registration. If the owner is with it, no problem.
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Maybe they do things differently at the land boarders. When I cleared cars they all had to have a title. Interesting.

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It is a project car, (parts car) as far as customs is concerned?
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If it is in pieces then I don't know, I have never done anything like that. For that I would call the border crossing that you will use. They are more interested in the fact that nothing is stolen.

If it is still together then Customs will want to make sure that it is not stolen-hence the registration for legal ownership. They will need a VIN# so if it is an A then just use the engine #.

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I just travelled through Canada, entering in Michigan and exiting into New York, pulling my car on a trailer. It had year of manufacture plates on the car (1931) and I had all of the documentation of license and title, Insurance etc., but at neither crossing was I asked for any documents. Perhaps just lucky or random checks and I was not selected.
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I am looking at buying an untitled Model A project car from Canada, has anybody imported one without hiring a transport company or knows what is involved? Thanks
The logical way to do this is to have the Seller or their representative meet you on the US side of the border as a condition of the sale.

That way you know it will make it across the border ....



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Old 09-02-2014, 01:09 PM   #12
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Please let us know how this turns/turned out.
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...There you will show proof that you bought the car and own it. You will have to pay an importation fee-unless the car originally came from the USA. But you will have to be able to prove it. Then you can go to your local DMV and get it registered. This is how I registered vehicles when I did it for two years. Now, that being said each port is a little different and a land border may do things a bit different than my port. Your best bet is to call the border crossing where you will go through and ask them what documentation you will need and get a name.

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Mike (et al);
I'm hoping to come into the States thru Niagra Falls with a 'project' 1931 Model A. If I'm towing the car on a trailer and I have a canadian title signed over to me, will I have any issues? What else should I plan for?
Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:23 PM   #14
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I have brought several vehicles into the US from mexico. No problem. No duty as thery were made in the USA.
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