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    • #389
      AndrewOBW
      Keymaster

      Hi all,

      Welcome to the Irish Kit Car Club forum – a place where fellow petrol heads, and current, ex, and future kit car owners can communicate. Whether you’re here to gain some knowledge, share what you’ve learned along the way, or just meet like minded individuals, please join up and introduce yourself and – more importantly – your car!

      As for myself, my name is Andrew, and I’m your club chairman. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any requests, suggestions, or topics you’d like to have discussed at committee meetings. You can get me on here, or email me at chairmanikcc@gmail.com.

      My pride and joy is a 1.6 Mazda MX5 engined Westfield SDV.

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      I built, IVA’d and registered it while I was living in the UK. Once I had it roadworthy I took it month road trip through 23 countries around Europe! Still going through the fun and games of importing here but hopefully not far away!

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    • #402
      barkatmasood
      Participant

      Hi Andrew,

      Great car. I live in Kildare but am from Limerick. I want to build my my own car.

      Barkat

    • #405
      AndrewOBW
      Keymaster

      Thanks Barkat! Have you been looking at any particular kits yourself?

    • #445
      AndrewOBW
      Keymaster

      Delighted to say my Westie is finally now registered here! It’s taken over a year to sort the exemption and paperwork, but that would certainly be quicker outside of Covid times. Revenue thankfully saw fit to issue a ’91 registration based on the donor vehicle v5, so nice and cheap to tax.

    • #472

      Andrew this is great to hear that the revenue recognised the original car age. I am considering a cobra build and was going to try figure out if I built it on a donor over 30 years old, have it registered in UK and then import would that work. If I am correct the VRT is a flat €200 for cars over 30years but not sure if I have to pay import duty etc! Any more detail you can share on your experience would be great

      • #474
        AndrewOBW
        Keymaster

        Thanks Mervyn! In theory, that would be the same thing as I did, but it’s hard to know if that’s how they’ll handle it regularly, or if I was fortunate. All of my communication was through Applus, so I didn’t even speak to anyone from revenue in the process, but I’ll see if the NSAI can shed any light on the process.

    • #475

      OK, well its a start! The car would be registered in a friend’s name in Northern Ireland first and then I would import would be the plan so yeah very similar to yourself. Key for me though is to maintain the donor cars age so it’s a classic when it comes to Ireland. Can you tell me more about how you do that part in UK properly?

      • #477
        AndrewOBW
        Keymaster

        Revenue asked for a copy of the donor V5 in order to prove the age. I had already submitted it to the DVLA as part of registering my Westie, but they were able to post out a photocopy to me. They only did this as part of a Subject Access Request, as that required them to share any records they had with my name on them, so make sure the donor is registered in the correct name in case you end up needing info.
        I also submitted a dating letter from Mazda (showing VIN, reg, engine number and production date), a copy of the IVA forms, and the built up vehicle report (which is what the DVSA/DVLA use to determine whether you get age related, new, or Q plates) as supplementary information. Not sure if these had any bearing on the outcome.

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