mcv 16/180 up for auction in the US

hashluck

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Do the Xenon lights look different?
I am confused by this car. In general all cars equipped with Xenons will have headlamp washers and automatic self-levelling (mandatory requirements) and cars not Xenon equipped will have a manual headlight height adjust. This car has neither washers or manual height adjust. I must conclude Xenons are not fitted but did non-Xenon Gransports not have a manual height adjust?
 

Oneball

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I am confused by this car. In general all cars equipped with Xenons will have headlamp washers and automatic self-levelling (mandatory requirements) and cars not Xenon equipped will have a manual headlight height adjust. This car has neither washers or manual height adjust. I must conclude Xenons are not fitted but did non-Xenon Gransports not have a manual height adjust?
Those regs don’t exist in the USA, there’s no requirement for washers on headlights over a certain lumen level like there is in Europe.

Whether Maserati always fitted washers with Xenon over there I can’t answer.
 

dickygrace

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Those regs don’t exist in the USA, there’s no requirement for washers on headlights over a certain lumen level like there is in Europe.

Whether Maserati always fitted washers with Xenon over there I can’t answer.
Well I didn’t know that. Thanks for the pointer.
 

outrun

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The Xenons aren't exactly bright anyway, it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me on a GS. Especially not one with those seats, and that blue weave, and the alcantara, and, and and....
 

JonW

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This would appear to be a bargain then and as a Left Hand Drive car would be perfect for European trips... how much would it cost to have shipped and registered in the UK?
 

JonW

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£1200, plus import duty of 5% or so, plus 20% vat, £55 to register it.
So c. 25% uplift on purchase price, plus £1,250…

so if you bought it for $35,000 (£28k), that would be c£37k to get it to the UK, and if it went to $40,000, it would be roughly £42k to get it here... seems like the prices are a lot softer in the US?
 

Team GCR

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£1200, plus import duty of 5% or so, plus 20% vat, £55 to register it.
As the car was originally built in the EU I believe it is actually only £50 duty and 20% VAT, based on the amount you paid for the car. It is a little known rule because most cars being imported from the US are US built.
 

Ewan

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So if the car were to sell for 40k, there would be circa 10k of additional costs to cover the UK delivery, duty and VAT implications?