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Question Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

First post here - sure it won't be the last if this goes to plan though :-)

My father in law no longer wants the responsibility of looking after his original '65 500 (had it from new), he'll happily give it to us, and my wife is very keen to keep it in the family. Catch is that it's in Rome and we're in Scotland. Can anyone recommend a company that will transport it?

My first thought was to drive it, but I'd struggle to fit the time in for a couple of months at least, and not the best time of year by then.

I think we understand the paperwork needed, though any tips will be appreciated.

I've had a search but I didn't see any specific threads, point any out if I've missed them please.
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

If you can wait until next spring or summer, I could take you in my 500 and escort you back.
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

I am being serious, but perhaps a bit more realistically, have you tried Shiply? I guess they must do international quotes and you usually get them within minutes.
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If you can wait until next spring or summer, I could take you in my 500 and escort you back.
Thanks for the offer. I'm hoping we'll sort it before that, if not driving becomes an option and I might take you up on it.
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I am being serious, but perhaps a bit more realistically, have you tried Shiply? I guess they must do international quotes and you usually get them within minutes.
Thanks - I'd never even heard of Shiply before... like the idea, I'l give it a go.
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

This is it btw. New in 1965 then a few months ago.
Mother in law in both pics.

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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

Lovely photos of the car and parents. You're a lucky son-in-law.
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

Really, really cool pics of what sounds like a very special car!

You're one lucky bloke!

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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

You can try Duncan...
Duncan Watts

www.van2europe.co.uk

tel: + 44 07925 346046 (UK)
+39 3927841285 (Italy)

He brought my 500 back from Rome to Cambridge for ~700. He came recommended by another member on here, and likewise I can recommend him too.

You'll need to complete a PRA export form in Italy, about €45. In the Uk, you'll need to complete a NOVA form online at the HMRC site. There will be no VAT or import duties to pay. You'll need to get an MOT and the register it with the DVLA.

I hope this helps

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If you can wait until next spring or summer, I could take you in my 500 and escort you back.
Sounds like a road trip, count me in.

540 miles less for me

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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

Quote Originally Posted by H A View Post
Sounds like a road trip, count me in.

540 miles less for me

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So what's the mileage from your house then?
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So what's the mileage from your house then?
1180 miles
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

I need to move house..... that's quite achievable. My car's having an easy day
Currently just 40 miles from home at Advie by the River Spey.
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

So amazing to have that set of pictures and that personal story to your 500! : )
Also gives me an idea what mine might look like when its done as all but the interior color will be very similar!
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Re: Transporting a 500 from Rome to Scotland

Hi @SootyG. Are you still there? A new Forum member intending to drive a car back from Italy made me think of you.
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