Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - marksal

Hi All,

Which luxury car would it be easiest to remove the chasis from the body?

Kind regards

mark

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - badbusdriver

None, as no luxury car, or indeed pretty much any other car apart from some hard core 4x4's have a seperate chassis. Even if you could find one, surely you would have to remove the body from the chassis, unless the car was upside down.

Edited by badbusdriver on 28/11/2017 at 09:52

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - badbusdriver

Actually some of the US brands like Cadillac and Lincoln would have seperate chassis in some models. I know that the early 00's Cadillac fleetwood and seville had pretty much the same body, but the fleetwood had a seperate chassis. The Lincoln town cars typically used for the stretch limo companies i'm pretty sure also have seperate chassis.

But, as far as i am aware, nothing from anywhere else would have a seperate chassis.

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - argybargy

Fascinating question, Mark Why do you ask?

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - marksal

I am looking to export cars and if the body and chassis is seperate the duty is a third. ie so it is worth removing the body.

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - badbusdriver

I am looking to export cars and if the body and chassis is seperate the duty is a third. ie so it is worth removing the body.

I'm not sure you have really done your homework. Unless you plan on exporting US or vintage cars there are no 'luxury' cars which have seperate chassis. The Cadillac i mentioned was actually even older than i thought, the fleetwood was produced up to around 1996. The Lincoln, i'm not 100% sure, but i believe the town car, certainly up to 2011, had a seperate chassis (presumably to make the limo conversion easier).

Other than that, you could look into 'full size' American SUV's, i suspect that they may well have seperate chassis construction.

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - gordonbennet

Morgan? maybe TVR?

Smallest 4x4 i know of would be Toyota Landcruiser or any of the normal 4x4 pick ups.

Edited by gordonbennet on 28/11/2017 at 10:08

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - RT

The last UK luxury cars with a separate chassis I can remember were the Range Rover -2012, Daimler DS420 -1992, the Rolls-Royce Phantom -1990 and Sliver Cloud -1966.

Whether the chassis could be "simply" removed without the rest collapsing is another matter.

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - badbusdriver

The Range Rover would probably work OK as i seem to remember someone on here saying that it was both monocoque AND had a seperate chassis. So in thoery, the body would be fine, but the others you mention, i think would be extremely problematic!.

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - RobJP

The Rangerover Sport (first gen up to 2012 or so), when the turbo blew on the engine it was a full 'body-off' process to get to the turbo to change it. Also the Disco 3 - not sure on the Disco 4 though. Plenty of pictures online of chassis on the deck, body 10 feet up in the air.

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - Listeria

Which luxury car would it be easiest to remove the chasis from the body?

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Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - RT

Which luxury car would it be easiest to remove the chasis from the body?

Why?

OP posted this earlier "I am looking to export cars and if the body and chassis is seperate the duty is a third. ie so it is worth removing the body."

Luxury car - Easiest make of car to remove the chasis - RaineMan

Surely the cost of separating and then putting the chassis and body back together would negate a substantial part of the saving. And with modern electrics (sensors) getting it all working together would be a nightmare. Maybe OP should try it with a Herald first!

 

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