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frank88

620 long bed on way to the UK

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Hi guys,

 

I've been a member on here for a while as I love style of the cars and was biding my time waiting for the opportunity to arise to get involved.

 

I used to have a supercharged miata which I loved but sold it due to starting a family and other priorities. When the time came I knew i wanted 70s, Japanese and rwd but that was about my requirments.

 

Now, the time still hasn't really come, and I'm not quite ready for a project car buuuuuut I got chatting to a nice chap in Portland and before I knew it I was on the phone to the shipping company!!

 

So being loaded today, is my 1976 Datsun 620 long bed!! Looks to be in pretty good shape and I'm so excited to get it. There are only six 620s on the road here in the UK!

 

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Short term goals are just to tidy it up a bit.

 

Long term goals are more modern reliable power and maybe a rhd conversion.

 

When I get it I'll start a build thread for sure, just thought I'd introduce the project here first :)

 

Frank

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Sweet truck!

 

Thanks for posting.

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Thanks. Yea I hope it's in as good condition as I've been told. The bed had had a fiberglass lid on it for life and looks to be in top condition.

 

Interior has no carpet at the moment and looks like this:

 

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great condition! just needs a little de-rusting, sound dampener/carpet and seats! The dash has fared surprisingly well over the years. Just recently bought a long bed 620 myself, and you got a lot less work than most of these cars need. at least as far as I can see.

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Car is arriving on the 4th October and should be at my house on the 11th. So excited now!

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Be sure to post a bunch more pictures! Can't wait to see it again.

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Frank88, nice truck. I feel your enthusiasm! Keep us updated. How much was shipping, just curious.

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Will do for sure.

 

Shipping wasn't too bad but the extras add up:

 

$1000 Long beach to Southampton, UK

$600 Portland to Long beach on a truck

$500 escrow service (they check docs and pay the owner)

 

The escrow service wasn't necessary but was for piece of mind really. Then in the UK its about £400 fees plus 5% duty.

 

 

If the car wasn't over 25 years old I would be paying 10% on the cost of the car+shipping then 20% on top of that VAT!!!

 

 

So in short I'd say shipping is about the cost of the truck. But at the same time they are impossible to buy here and as a project the whole thing should come in well under £5000 which is very reasonable I'd say :)

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Then its worth it. Very rare to see one there?

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Yea I've only seen one and that was at a show. Only 6 on the road in the whole of the UK

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Dang it! Getting rarer in Cali. But still see them here. Good going.

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Arriving to my house in 9 hours :D

 

5000 miles, 100 emails and many people to liase with is nearly worth it!

 

I am really busy with work this week so I'll get some pictures up on the weekend

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