Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.

Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.
Mr & Mrs JB looking very pleased and rightly so..

Friday, 15 August 2014

A new toy is on the way to us from the UK.

We haven’t had a new car in our garage for a while so we have been looking.
We were looking for a Heinkel, but as none were imported into Australia (except private imports) few were being sold. We bid for a few on E-Bay UK, and at last we were successful.
We bid and won a 1960's Heinkel.
We flew to London, hired a long wheelbase Ford Transit, and arrived to view the car in Devon.
Let’s say the words on E-Bay were extremely kind to the description. The car had been brush painted, and it only took a very short time to compile a full page of “missing parts”
We resolved to continue, and loaded the car into the Transit.
We then drove back from Devon with our new toy on board and parked it in Roly's drive way. He had been volunteered to hold it for us pending our getting a permit to ship
To import a car to Australia you need an Import Permit, and that takes 20 working days. At the end of the full 20 days, the permit was issued.
The car was collected from Roly's drive way and taken to the shippers yard, where it had to be put in a container for transit to Melbourne Australia. The Ship (MSC Lauren) was last seen departing Felixstow UK and heading for Portugal, and it is due in Melbourne October 2014.
When we see it next we can really have a good inspection of what we have bought, order the missing parts and get our new toy on the road.
Current location of the ship with our new toy as of 10.45 am 15 August is,
New location, docked in the port of Sines, as of 20.25 Saturday 16th August.

Now along the north African coast heading for the canal. Thursday 21st, 20.20 GMT.
New location, the Read Sea! 26/8/2014.

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