Hot Rods Shipping
- Hot Rod autos shipping from The United Kingdom, USA & Australia to New Zealand.
- USA-wide via Los Angeles depot for International Shipping.
- Coast-to-Coast Hot Rods collections available, including Hawaii.
- We offer a no-obligation, FREE quotation service.
Hot Rod Shipping FAQs
Here are answers to the most common questions we get asked about hot road shipping services to New Zealand
Can you ship Hot Road that is inoperable?
Yes – our team works with all 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 Hot Rods from any state in the US, to bring the vehicles down to our California based depot for loading to NZ.
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 car is from a state that does not issue titles?
There are some states which did not issue titles for classic cars. These states are:
- New Hampshire
- New York
If your vehicle originates from any of the above states, and it was never issued a title you must provide a notarized bill of sale.
Can you arrange a collection of my Hot Rod 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 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 complete 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.
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
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
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.
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