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Famous Auto Shipping

  • USA-wide via Los Angeles depot for International Shipping.
  • Coast-to-Coast collections available, including Hawaii.
  • Car shipping from The United Kingdom, USA & Australia to New Zealand.
  • We offer a no-obligation, FREE quotation service.

FPS shipping to New Zealand

Explore Our Services

We arrange all modes of safe and reliable shipping including RORO, LOLO, and Containerised

Any Size, Any Distance.

Reliable auto shipping from the USA to New Zealand takes know-how. Famous Pacific Shipping knows-how.

  • Specialist worldwide auto shipping
  • We ship anything from a Carburettor to a Car
  • In-house unpack & MPI cleaning
  • Import & export 

Our Expertise

With the help of our specialist classic car shipping experts, you’ll avoid all those common importing mistakes and pitfalls, and save yourself $$$ in the process. Our new enhanced service with better communications results in a shipping service at an altogether higher level, an affordable level that you’ll only find at FPS.

Beach Hop Sponsor for over 10 Years

We have been involved with Beach Hop as a major sponsor for decades. We help the crew with shipping the giveaway vehicles and giving a little back to the community which provides our business.

Hassle-Free

Upon arrival at our facility in NZ, your car will be unpacked, Customs Cleared, MPI inspected and treated in our on-site MPI approved facility and by our experienced team at Famous Pacific Shipping.

Why Choose FPS

Choosing a safe and reliable classic car shipping service can be time-consuming, frustrating and incredibly expensive. It’s also unnecessary. We have imported over 3,000 vehicles from the UK, the USA, Australia and all over the world.

Safe & Secure Shipping

Famous Autos USA is the specialty vehicle shipping arm of Famous Pacific Shipping. We specialize in shipping vehicles from the USA to New Zealand but with our worldwide network of agents, we regularly import and export cars, trucks, campers boats and bikes from or to any corner of the globe.

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Professional Inspection

Famous Autos USA is able to offer vehicle sourcing, a professional inspection service and assistance with purchasing. This includes an escrow service – where we pay your funds to the seller when we pick up the vehicle and its title. It’s much safer than sending money to an unknown seller overseas.

Vehicle Shipping Overseas

We specialize in shipping vehicles from the USA and are able to help source a particular vehicle and arrange a professional inspection if required. We can also offer an escrow service to safely manage the payment for your vehicle and trucking from any point in the USA. Let us know what you need so we can ship your vehicle back safely and on time, no problem.

Car Shipping FAQs 

Here are answers to the most common questions we get asked about car shipping and other services

What are the Regulations for importing cars to NZ?

The regulations for importing a vehicle into NZ are governed by the New Zealand Transport Agency. To find out the up to date regulations, please visit www.nzta.govt.nz.

How can I find out info on what the Duty/GST costs will be for importing into New Zealand?

GST is payable at 15% on the landed value, which is the value of the vehicle, plus freight, plus insurance. Otherwise known as the CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) price. If you are to be exempt from paying GST you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Be a first-time immigrant or a returning New Zealand citizen.
  • If a returning citizen, you must have been out of New Zealand for over 21 months.
  • Be prepared to sign a deed where you agree not to sell the vehicle for at least 2 years.
  • The vehicle must have been owned and used for the last 12 months.
Are there any restrictions on the import of any particular vehicle?

Check to see if your vehicle meets New Zealand’s emissions requirements.

Check out our FAQ page for more questions and answers.

Client Testimonials

Before you make a decision, read what our customers are saying about us

Last year I shipped 9 classic cars from the USA to New Zealand. I was fortunate enough to visit Famous Autos USA's. I witnessed the way the cars were checked in and the care taken with them the entire time they were there until they were safely packed into the shipping containers... Read More

Noddy Watts, Beach Hop Central

FPS freight services are friendly caring people that offer helpful and cost-effective methods of not only shipping cars, parts but also goods to all places around the world. My experiences with FPS have been simple and efficient with all freight movements... Read More

Roger - Auckland, New Zealand

The car is now sitting safely at home in my garage. Thank you and your team so much for making this car shipping a smooth and painless process. I would definitely recommend Famous Pacific Shipping to anyone who wants to ship from New Zealand to Australia.

Graeme Lemin - Melbourne, Australia

Customer Service

Telephone: +64 9 275 6878
FAX: +64 9 275 2288
E-mail: enquiry@famous.co.nz

New Zealand Head Office

5-7 Amelia Earhart Ave Airport Oaks Auckland, New Zealand