Classic & Vintage Car Shipping

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


classic and vintage car shipping to New Zealand

Safe & Secure Classic Car Shipping

Our team will customise an individual shipping solution for you and your car. We will discuss your shipment thoroughly because it’s important we understand your vehicle and its special characteristics. We’ll take into account your preferences, the location of the classic car and where and when you would like it in New Zealand.

With these considerations in mind, the team at FPS can recommend the best options for you and your vehicle, ensuring fast, safe delivery that meets your cost expectations.

FPS can handle as much or as little of the vehicle procurement at the origin as you require. Our experienced vehicle team can guide you through the entire process.

FPS has a network of contacts and agents worldwide, so if you are lucky enough to be overseas and come across vintage or collectable vehicles you’d love to have at home, simply give us a call. We can direct you to our facility for shipping back to New Zealand. 

from the USA

from the United Kingdom

from Australia

to New Zealand

Why choose FPS to ship your Vintage car?

Alternatively, if you are in NZ and have found a vintage, collectable car, we can assist with vehicle inspection services, escrow services and collection of the vehicle from the seller. Our team fully understands all documents that are required to easily export the vehicle, so can discuss these with both yourself and the seller, ensuring all have the correct & up-to-date information.

Once your vehicle is with our experienced overseas team, FPS will arrange safe and secure loading of the vehicle into a container. We’ll handle the export formalities at origin Customs and the fast shipping of the vehicle to New Zealand.

Contact us today for a comprehensive quote, outlining all charges, so there are no hidden surprises.



The team at Famous Pacific Shipping is proud of its one-stop-shop service for all your classic car shipping needs. Size and shape is not an issue.

Classic Car Shipping FAQs 

Here are answers to the most common questions we get asked about vintage vehicle shipping services to New Zealand

Can you ship vehicle that is inoperable?

Yes – our team works with all classic and vintage vehicles individually, so if not operating then we will simply manage them by hand. To avoid any damages or issues, we do not use fork hoists on vehicles.

Which parts of the US do you ship from?

FPS works with a network of transport companies ex the US, so we can uplift cars from any state in the US, to bring the vehicles down to our California based depot for loading to New Zealand.

Is original registration paperwork required to export vehicles?

Yes – from the USA & the UK. From the USA we require the certificate of title (Pink slip) and a Bill of Sale to present to US Customs for export formalities. From the UK, the V5 must be presented and the vehicle deregistered prior to export. 

What if my classic car is from a state that does not issue titles?

There are some states that did not issue titles for classic cars. These states are:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Vermont

If your vehicle originates from any of the above states and was never issued a title, you must provide a notarised bill of sale.

Can you arrange a collection of my vehicle from the seller?

Yes – if you provide us the details of the seller, we can get our specialised teams in the country of origin to confirm individual pricing per vehicle.

Can FPS arrange insurance?

Yes – our insurance is arranged independently through our brokers, and all policies are individualised to the importer of the vehicle. This insurance covers the vehicle from loading into the container/on the ship to unpacking on arrival in NZ, and everything in between.

What is Escrow Service?

Escrow is a service in which the payment for the vehicle is made to a guaranteed recipient by the buyer, and this recipient then represents the buyer and checks the vehicle and all numbers etc at the time of collection of the vehicle and makes the payment to the seller on behalf of the buyer once all confirmed.

This ensures additional security for overseas buyers, knowing the vehicle and all details are as advised to them by the seller.

I haven’t imported before, can FPS assist to arrange all clearances on arrival?

FPS has an in-house Customs Clearance team, specialising in all Border Clearances formalities required when importing a vehicle into NZ.

Do I need to pay Tax & Duty on arrival? Who to?

GST is applicable on all imported classic vehicles arriving into NZ at 15% of the Cost of the vehicle, plus freight, plus insurance. Duty is not applicable on vehicles, but some parts do attract duty. GST & Duty is paid to NZ Customs by FPS on your behalf, and this will be included in your final invoice.

Does FPS complete compliance also?

No, FPS completes all border formalities, including the New Zealand Transport Agency Border Check (verifying the VIN number of the vehicle). Vehicle compliance needs to be completed by an Entry Certifier, contact your local representative to discuss this further.

Clients Testimonials

Before you make a decision, read what our customers say 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
E-mail: enquiry@famous.co.nz

New Zealand Head Office

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