I’ve found a car in Germany that interests me — a 1990s Mercedes. It is a nice driver, but not a concours example.
It’s been decades since I bought a car from Europe, and I would like your advice.
Millions of cars come to the U.S. each year ro-ro (roll-on, roll-off); is there any reason this one shouldn’t?
The nearest German port to the car is Emden, and the ultimate destination is Portland. But I know that where you want the car to be and where the ships go are not always the same.
Someone suggested I ship the car from Germany to New York and then overland to Oregon. Does that make sense? I am in no hurry.
I also have the option of using the customs broker in Seattle that Brian Baker, our Rising Sun columnist, recently used to receive his Honda S-MX from Japan.
This is a new arena for me, and I look forward to your thoughts on how to navigate this and what it should cost.
What’s the car? Well, let’s just keep that a secret until I get the deal done.