I'd always assumed that... - MoodyGit
I'd always assumed that people working here from other countries had driven their cars here.

I overtook a Lithuanian car transporter going North on the M40 last Sunday and it was loaded with Lithuanian registered cars!

I assume that they fly here and get their cars shipped separately.

Or was it some sort of operation smuggling Lithuanian cars into England to be sold on to the Brits to avoid having to pay speeding fines/have MOTs/ Insurance etc.... :-)
I'd always assumed that... - yorkiebar
More likely a way of evading the authorities so the vehicles can be driven over here without tax insurance mot etc.

or am I just being cynical?
I'd always assumed that... - Cliff Pope
More likely a way of evading the authorities so the vehicles
can be driven over here without tax insurance mot etc.


Wouldn't it be simpler in that case just to bring the number plates, and fit them to a suitable car obtained here?
I'd always assumed that... - Armitage Shanks {p}
Quite right Cliff, but plofd and co might think it odd that an RHD car was running round on continental plates! I know you said "suitable" but there aren't that many lhd cars in UK to choose to do this with, I'd suggest.
Hard work pays off in the future - Laziness pays off now!
I'd always assumed that... - Dulwich Estate
Maybe they are being delivered here for re-registration and sale. I am guessing second hand LHD cars in Lithuania don't sell there for as much as you'd get in the UK. I was looking for a LHD car to take to France and couldn't believe some of the prices people wanted. Bought a RHD Peugeot 306 instead.
I'd always assumed that... - Dulwich Estate
On Saturday I saw a LT registered car transporter driving down the A14 as though to the port - it was loaded with old UK cars: L reg, M reg and even an old Transit van (I can't remember how old. but old).

So it seems they come here with old cars from home and then go back with old UK cars?

Anyone know the economics of this?
I'd always assumed that... - bell boy
astra.s on the 'm' seem to be the favourite up here at the moment (merc and bmw excepted) maybe these astra's are the new 2cv?
I'd always assumed that... - Collos25
On Saturday I saw a LT registered car transporter driving down the A14 as though to the port - it was loaded with old UK cars: L reg, M reg and even an old Transit van (I can't remember how old. but old).

So it seems they come here with old cars from home and then go back with old UK cars?

Anyone know the economics of this?

A lot go for spares as they are extremely scarce in some countries others go so that they can be used without insurance and tax ,the number of uk reg cars in some old eastern block countries is enormous also late model damaged ones are shipped out and miraculously reappear as undamaged.If you stand on the German/Czech or Polish border the number of cars on transporters going in both directions is mind boggling.
I'd always assumed that... - Greg R
I understand that UK cars are cheaper than Polish, and come in better mechanical condition.

Crash damaged salvaged cars shipped to Poland, repaired and sold on can be quite profitable if you know what you are doing.

Greg
 

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