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930 LHD import problems?

Hello,

maybe you can give me some info about the australian import rules.

Is it a problem to import a 88 930 LHD into Australia?

thanks for help
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Falk,

Given it was manufactured before 1 Jan 1989 it should be a problem to import. This link gives you further information:
Vehicles imported under the pre-1989 scheme, improved explanatory material

Importing is only one part of the process - the second is registering the car in a specific state. Unfortunately each state seems to have different regulations regarding LHD cars (ie age before you can register it etc), as well as different compliance requirements to get registered (ie emissions).

Others on the forum will be able to give you more information - perhaps you can tell us where you plan to register the car in Australia?

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As slocs says, it is pretty staightforward to import pre '89 Porsches. The link to the DOT website is really useful info.
The catch is that there are local rules applied by different states, so knowing the destination is important. For example, there is no restriction on licensing LHD vehicles in Western Australia, whereas some other states require the vehicle to be more than 30 years old.
Over the years, I have imported and licensed (in WA) two 911s and two 930s without any problems.

Looking through some of the links on the DOT website, I even found a picture of one of my cars in their guide Approved versus converted vehicles examples, page 7 - I should ask for commission, although they got the model year wrong!
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"Given it was manufactured before 1 Jan 1989 it should be a problem to import."

Of course that should say "should NOT be a problem to import"!

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I even found a picture of one of my cars in their guide Approved versus converted vehicles examples,
The 2nd Ford from the top is atrocious & deserved to be banned.
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