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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008 Thread Starter
 
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Hello,

Im french living in china. I called lot of FORD distributor but they dont even know the model MUSTANG ... So here is my question : Is there anybody import this car in china or hongkong ? I want to buy this car but can not find anywhere

thx a lot and happy new year !!!!!


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Im sure you can, when i was purchasing my 06 GT Mustang, a british guy was having 6 or 7 fully loaded Mustang GT's shipped into his country.. so i assume it would be somewhat similar with china.. good luck


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All i know it that you need to pay major shipping costs, huge taxes, and a conversion of the driver's wheel as well. it will not be cheap, and finding spare parts will be annoying as heck too.

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Do you speak Chinese? In Mandarin the Mustang is called "Ye Ma Che" - phonetically:

Ye = as "uh" in duh

Ma = as in mama

Che = the "e" is pronounced as the "ou" in should

However, I see you are in Guangzhou and they mostly speak Cantonese down there. I do not so I cannot tell you the Cantonese pronunciation.

Most of them also speak Mandarin so you may want to ask for it by that name.

I have considered shipping mine over next time I am there for another extended stay, but only to certain areas. Outside of Shanghai there are some very nice roads and Hangzhou is decent to drive in. Beijing - no way in hell!!

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All i know it that you need to pay major shipping costs, huge taxes, and a conversion of the driver's wheel as well. it will not be cheap, and finding spare parts will be annoying as heck too.
The conversion is only for Hong Kong - mainland China (where he is at) drives on the same side as the US.

Well, sort of - actually they just drive EVERYWHERE!!

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I live in Zhuhai, China near Hong Kong on the China side and I have been looking into importing a new GT. These seem to be the main issues:

1) A standard Mustang and especially a GT will not pass the emissions test, so you will have to drive it somewhere in China where they have lower standards and get tags there. I know someone who did that with his Ferrari. I almost laughed out loud when a Chinese person told me that a 1.6 liter Focus is considered a bit of a gas hog in China.

2) Chinese law will not allow used cars to come into the country. This is because the government wants to control the amount of cars. If everyone here could buy a car used car from the US it would be swamped here. So you have to prove that it is a new car, thus it should be imported by the authorized distributor. Then the problem is that the dealer won't import it because of the trouble.

3) Import tax is crazy on cars here. In Hong Kong it is almost 50%! In mainland China it is not that much, but it is still going to add a lot.

Solution: Start meeting people who have exotic cars and who work in the Chinese government. Once you meet the right person, they will help you get any car you want into China.

All that said, I am going to get a GT here and I am going to blow everyone away!
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I live in Zhuhai, China near Hong Kong on the China side and I have been looking into importing a new GT. These seem to be the main issues:

1) A standard Mustang and especially a GT will not pass the emissions test, so you will have to drive it somewhere in China where they have lower standards and get tags there. I know someone who did that with his Ferrari. I almost laughed out loud when a Chinese person told me that a 1.6 liter Focus is considered a bit of a gas hog in China.

2) Chinese law will not allow used cars to come into the country. This is because the government wants to control the amount of cars. If everyone here could buy a car used car from the US it would be swamped here. So you have to prove that it is a new car, thus it should be imported by the authorized distributor. Then the problem is that the dealer won't import it because of the trouble.

3) Import tax is crazy on cars here. In Hong Kong it is almost 50%! In mainland China it is not that much, but it is still going to add a lot.

Solution: Start meeting people who have exotic cars and who work in the Chinese government. Once you meet the right person, they will help you get any car you want into China.

All that said, I am going to get a GT here and I am going to blow everyone away!
You summed it up pretty well. The Ferarri's can be bought in Shanghai and it's a little easier to get away with it there. Fortunately, that is where I have my apartment (on the Pudong side) but I am just not there as much as I used to be. I have a few American friends also there who have their 250 bikes dressed up to look much bigger, but they cannot have anything bigger than that there. I know they allowed Harley's to be sold in Beijing now, but you cannot take them in past the 4th ring.

Your solution is also right on the money, and I've got it covered (including the shipping), but since I do not want to get anyone in trouble, I am just going to leave it at that. And besides, it's not worth the effort for the short duration of my trips now. But damn, it would be so much fun because we could be GODS on the road there!!

A few of my in-laws (my wife is from Beijing) kept telling me how impressed they were with the power of their new Hondas. My Father-in-law even laughed at them since he has been here and ridden in my car - he just waved his hand in the air and told them "you have no idea!"

Are you from the States or is China your home?

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We have sold a number of cars overseas, but the big problem is once they get there. You may contact a dealer in the AU.
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I love the idea. I've been walking around Beijing and Shanghai the past 2 weeks looking for any cool American muscle, Nothing. I had the idea to maybe start an importing business bringing cars like these into China, yes out here we would be kings of the road. Now, I'd love to get a classic Mustang out on these roads. I'm sure there's some noise issues the local police would give us for our mufflers. A Chinese friend of mine told me some of these people driving Porsches and BMWs are paying double to own these cars. What about shipping the cars to East Europe and driving it through Russia, Kazakhstan then across the border near Urumqi? From there, put the car on a train to East China and you're in? I'm sure there's so much more to it that I will ever know.

Another idea, the Dynacorn 65-70 Mustang bodies are made in China. What if we bought one of those direct from the manufacturer, in China, then pieced it all together, its then a new car?

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laspalmas I will be importing two mustangs (shelby gt500) from los angeles to beijing early 2010. Due to the chinese government's strict restrictions on road vehilces, such as carbon offsets, horse power and performance modifications, the vehicles im importing will not be registered and only to be sold as a race car for track racing. Those vehciles will have light modification work done in california.

Due to the heavy import duty (sum of all taxes around 230% of market value) that is on importing a vehicle to mainland china and it rarity in china, the shelby gt500s will have a very expensive price tag.

If you are still interested in driving a mustang in china then feel free to drop me a line.

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Looking for a Car Dealer in Shanghai to manage import of Mustangs

We are looking for a local car dealer in Shanghai that is willing to manage the import process and sale of Mustangs in Shanghai. We will find the buyers and purchase and ship the Mustangs to China. But we need to have a dealer involved to keep everything legal and to manage the import process and sale process. Anyone out there that can help or knows someone ?
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