ANTS - importing an old car

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ANTS - importing an old car

Post by Hal » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:33 pm

Is it easy for an individual to register an imported car age 1973 with ANTS?

I have read up a bit on it that says one should apply through FVE and it could take months. Can it not be done without their involvement?

I have only ever used agencies as my cars were new and at the time ANTs was not working correctly - I understand that it is now OK (?). Has anyone used it for an older car?

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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by mysty » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:48 pm

COC would be the issue.
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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by Hal » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:59 pm

Of course - I did not appreciate this!

I can see French bureaurocracy looming ahead. Maybe I need an agency after all! I see an organistaion called Cross Channel Sports Cars offer such a service - anyone heard of them? used them even?

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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by Fitter » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:33 am

mysty wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:48 pm
COC would be the issue.
COC didn't exist in 1973 - that's the point in using the FFVE, they generate some sort of homologation document that satisfies ANTS.
“He who controls the past, controls the future; and he who controls the present, controls the past.”
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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by mysty » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:20 am

Fitter wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:33 am
mysty wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:48 pm
COC would be the issue.
COC didn't exist in 1973 - that's the point in using the FFVE, they generate some sort of homologation document that satisfies ANTS.
Well if he can get Something from FFVE then its simple to register a car.
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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by DominicBest » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:46 am

But he is looking for a way to by pass the obvious route to speed up the process. I don’t believe that’s possible.

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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by Hal » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:22 am

Yes, spot on! But of course a CoC is the stumbling block.

The FFVE issues a CiC which is then used I believe for the ANTS bit.

I guess I will just have to face the form filling - or get someone to do it for me - and put up with it.

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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by Hal » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:58 am

Actually, it does not look too difficult - the FFVE bit anyway. Just a few boxes to fill and send off with the V5. And of course some money. 60€!
I will give it a go and become an expert :lol:

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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by DominicBest » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:12 am

When I used FFVE for a pretty difficult car it was very straightforward. Once I had the FFVE certificate the actual registration was a piece of cake.

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Re: ANTS - importing an old car

Post by Hal » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:05 am

Did FFVE put any obstacles in the way? I see it takes a good few weeks.

I don't know what they do exactly as all they ask is a copy of the V5, some ID and a few photos. I guess they must have some sort of database that shows all the marques and certificates associated with them?

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