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'66 Mustang / Classic US Car

  • 18-01-2017 12:51am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7 CountryExile


    Hopefully moving back to Ireland at some stage over next year and currently own a '66 mustang as my daily driver. 3.3 litre, straight 6 engine. Will not use as daily commuter at home.

    What do I need to do to register it in Ireland?
    Will it be easy to tax/insure?

    Am I better off doing as much work as possible before I return ?
    Are parts difficult to source at home ?, should  bring parts with me as a preventative measure?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    As you have owned it abroad (for over six months?) you should not have to pay VRT or VAT when registering it. Confirm these details with Revenue via www.ros.ie.

    You will need to have the car in Ireland and present it at an NCT / VRT centre for inspection (basically a chassis number and model check) in order to register it. You will have a choice of a 'Year' or 'ZV' number plate.

    Obviously it will cost you c.€1000+ to have it shipped to Ireland.

    Tax will be €56 per annum, insurance should be c.€200+ when insured as a classic (you will need an everyday car / insurance in place first).

    If you have plans to get work done on it perhaps getting this done in the U.S. would be preferable - parts and specialists will be readily available there.

    Parts supply - I dont have a U.S. classic, but I would safely say that (when you have the car in Ireland) you will end up sourcing most parts either in the UK or U.S. (perhaps on the continent too). Stocking up on service parts, etc while you are in the U.S. wouldnt be a bad idea imho!


  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ RR3.5


    Get all work done before you bring the car home imo. Shipping costs from the States for spares are high then you have to add duty and vat. Spares from the UK are very very expensive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 CountryExile


    Thanks folks, shipping a container anyway so will drive mustang in and pack with household items and breakables so shipping cost isn't really an issue. Own it for yrs.

    Will stock up on usual replacement parts so as a precaution and try and get as much work done here before move.

    Are there many Mustangs from that era in Ireland?, what is interest? ....  not interested in selling it and not fuel efficient be to daily driver in Ireland, so weekend excursions and maybe some car shows for fun would be the plan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 CountryExile


    straight 6, automatic transmission - nothing fancy ....... Original throughout except for modern but retro looking radio.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ hi5


    There are lots of Mustangs in Ireland, I have 65 coupe, getting parts is no problem from the likes of Rock auto or NPD, a few clicks of a mouse and a week later they're on your door step.
    I find if you get delivered by USPS and An Post and the order is less than €100 you often don't pay any tax or duty this side, even if you do its only what you would be paying for a part here anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ davidglanza


    I have a 95 Mustang 5.0 v8 as a daily..
    Parts are very easy to get..


  • Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭✭ RR3.5


    I have a 95 Mustang 5.0 v8 as a daily..
    Parts are very easy to get..

    Where do you buy your spare parts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭ emeldc


    Thanks folks, shipping a container anyway so will drive mustang in and pack with household items and breakables so shipping cost isn't really an issue. Own it for yrs.

    Will stock up on usual replacement parts so as a precaution and try and get as much work done here before move.

    Are there many Mustangs from that era in Ireland?, what is interest? ....  not interested in selling it and not fuel efficient be to daily driver in Ireland, so weekend excursions and maybe some car shows for fun would be the plan.

    I see a black '66 in Kilkenny from time to time. Have you got a picture of your one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭ secman


    A cousin of mine has a 66 one down in wexford , love the sound of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 CountryExile


    trying to post pic ..... having trouble

    6T6 PONY


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7 CountryExile




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭ emeldc


    Looks fabulous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ davidglanza


    RR3.5 wrote: »
    Where do you buy your spare parts?

    I'm a member of gascc American car club and the lads get parts from the UK..


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭ mustang68



    Sonic Blue? Looks great.

    I have a 68 myself, for 13 or so years. As they say above; parts are from NPD and get here quickly, shipping is the killer. If you think you'll need something long and/or heavy ship it in the move.


  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    secman wrote: »
    A cousin of mine has a 66 one down in wexford , love the sound of it.
    that's actually a 65... if it is the one that I know :), november '64 to be precise
    65's have the cross shaped bars running through the grill. 66's don't


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