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Importing a modified Series 3

Message par tiny_tam » mardi 08 févr. 2011 19:30

Hello
We are moving to France and would like to bring our Series 3 but she has parabolic suspension and uprated shocks (pro-comp), grey modular wheels, Kumho mud tyres and non-standard seats. Does anyone know if this will cause a problem when applying for ffve attestation, CT and Carte Grise?
I'd be very grateful for any advice.
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Importing a modified Series 3

Message par Gull » mardi 08 févr. 2011 19:48

Go ahead!
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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par parksy64 » mardi 08 févr. 2011 20:05

That shouldnt cause any problems, only becomes a drama when the engine has been changed etc.
Make sure your chassis number or VIN is clearly visible and that it matches the v5!
Your will need your v5 and will need to get a letter from land rover France or ffve to confirm the type of vehicle (about 150 quid from l-r I think) from the chassis number.
You will then need a french controle technique (or mot) and can then head to the prefecture with all the the paper work to get your carte Gris (French v5).

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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par tiny_tam » mercredi 09 févr. 2011 5:32

Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par tiny_tam » lundi 14 févr. 2011 23:23

FFVE is telling me the mods need to be contemporary so I'm wondering if 1972 Series 3 would have parabolics?
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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par tiny_tam » mardi 15 févr. 2011 11:47

Hi again
Seems parabolics are not a standard mod for this age of vehicle and I've been advised to get a CoC from Land Rover France and get my modifications approved by DRIRE/Prefecture. Has anyone tried to do the Reception de Titre Isolé (single type approval) at their Prefecture for parabolic springs and, if so, what was the outcome? :mur:
Any advice gratefully received!

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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par TNK » mardi 15 févr. 2011 12:26

Here is my opinion : you don't need to go through the RTI for parabolic springs. You will have to go through the "controle technique" : the guy would't even known the difference between genuine springs and parabolics. Then you you ask for the certificate to Land Rover France. Then you get the "carte grise" or "certificat d'immatriculation" at the Prefecture. If any problem with the controle technique, you would see then what to do...
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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par tiny_tam » mardi 15 févr. 2011 15:08

Thank you. That's very helpful. We are coming over next month so we'll give it a go then! :grin:

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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par bouncybili » mercredi 24 août 2011 12:47

Well we made it!! Been over here for a few months and got a partial certificate from Land Rover France ..... but just noticed that they have cleverly confirmed that my Series III is a Series IIA!!!

(They only issued a partial certificate because they say that I should only have 2 seats, not 4..... despite the fact that it had 3 originally..... )

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Importing a modified Series 3

Message par Arjan » samedi 03 sept. 2011 14:07

Good Afternoon, :hello:

Registering a "modified" Land Rover (or Range Rover, for that matter) is officially a problem here.

However, as the MOT guy doesn't know a lot of Land Rovers they'll miss tiny details like 3.5 Tdi engines, full roll cages, powersteering, diskbrakes, different seats, parabolics, Koni's, BRB bush bars and what have you.

Make very sure the VIN number is there, the paperwork is correct and the vehicle is in the best of health.

We have several .... shall we say : "modified", LR's & RR's and have logbooks for them. I must admit that we're not yet have begun to register the 109"Cherry Picker yet :cool:

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