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For sale near me  in Portugal at €1800 ono. UK registered and 157000 miles. At that price it wuld probably be worth having  transported back to the UK if you did not fancy the drive.

 

 

 

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The same thing LHD and Portuguese registered! Much more expensive. Unfortunately Portugal makes it very costly to matriculate a foreign registered vehicle.

 

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My sister is in Lisbon a reckless version of me would take a flight and drive that back. 

 

I assume it would have a v5 but no Mot? Or is there a Portuguese equivalent?
 

 

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It has probably been used here illegally for some years possibly with an annual  Portuguese inspection (IPO) as some people used to do  but things are getting tighter post Brexit and there is a greater risk of foreign cars that have been here over 6 months being confiscated. I will message the seller to ask whether the car still has English paperwork and has been through a Portuguese inpection.

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The seller has replied to say that the car has English paperwork but does not have a Portuguese inspection although he could arrange this. He has given a mobile number of +351 913310409 but I do not know if he speaks English.

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I started to get quite interested in this myself since my first BMW was an E30 316 so I checked the costs for matriculating it into Portugal using the only CO2 figure I could find (212). If the car had been from another EU country the cost would have been €2351 but since the UK is now regarded as 3rd country post Brexit the cost was €14462. At that point my interest died!

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Hence why its cheap then i guess? The "problem" as i see it is it would be an adventure to fly down buy it, have a week in the sun and drive back but as it would have no MOT you'd be stuffed once you got off the ferry i'd assume?

 

I'm not sure if this IPO is considered as an MOT for insurance / legal to drive in UK purposes/ tax and so it gets complicated.

 

Throw in covid, isolation PCR test requirments etc its just not viable!

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Seeing this, I'm reminded of a local evening news story, when Spanish Air traffic control went on strike, and holiday makers couldn't get back home, one plucky lass bought a Ford Fiesta in Costa del Sol, and drove it back home to Blackpool. Northwest TV news covered the story with the car on her drive, having made it back home. 

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Even if it is as cheap as chips, stops, starts, and go's, the 316 was the poor man's bmw, you couldn't really get any lower, and as a consequence not that great a drive, a 323i or 325i was a much better drive, after you had poured yourself into one. 

The 316 reminds me of a bmw 518, or a Mk2 Ford Granada 2 litre, still damn fine on the body, but paired up with underwhelming performance due to small engines. 

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On 30/08/2021 at 19:45, duncan-uk said:

My sister is in Lisbon a reckless version of me would take a flight and drive that back. 

 

I assume it would have a v5 but no Mot? Or is there a Portuguese equivalent?
 

 

 

Did a jolly boys outing to Lisbon, a great city, and I recommend. 

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