Cars from Germany, Europe

Importing cars from Germany and other European countries.

We offer our clients assistance: in the purchase of a car from the Auction, from the Auto Dealership, or from a Private person.

We can negotiate or bid on the final price for the car, and most importantly, we can help to check the car before purchase, both technically and formally ( in terms of legality ).

You can try to buy many reports with the history of the selected vehicle on your own, but these reports do not guarantee anything and are not always up-to-date. It is much better to check the car in person or have it paid to a mechanic or an expert. Such a specialist will check the thickness of the varnish with a special meter. Connect the tester via OBDII to the diagnostics of the engine and other systems, perform a road test and provide to the buyer interested in purchase with complete knowledge of the selected car along with up-to-date photos. We have proven contacts with many experts throughout Germany. You can rely on them. The cost of such an inspection ranges  from 80-200 euro plus travel costs. 

Our assistance in the transport of cars from Germany and other European countries to you consists in organizing the cheapest possible and at the same time safe inland transport on a tow truck or a Lohr car transporter. Next shipping overseas if needed. The choice of the method of transporting the purchased car remains to be considered. In general, the cost of such transport is cheaper than transporting a car on wheels, a trip for two people with a mechanic friend on an unknown route, because you have to calculate a lot of time, fuel costs, costs of license plates and insurance

Choice of cars

Below are links to the largest portals with advertisements about cars for sale:

With several millions cars to choose from, everyone should find something for themselves. In these search engines there are advertisements, offers from independed dealers, from car franchised dealerships , as well as from private persons, owners selling their cars.. When buying a car as a private person, you can buy any car. When buying a vehicle for export or for your company, it is worth choosing a vehicle with a VAT / Mvst invoice, which can be deducted and you can  save 19% from the price on the invoice. The lowest net purchase prices can be found on auction sites such as these:

In addition to these Auctions, we have many posts of leasing auctions available only to authorized dealers. Many auctions can only be viewed and purchased by registered dealers, then you can use our help and buy cheaper.

It is best to entrust the checking of the selected vehicle to us as a broker, dealer or a clever mechanic with knowledge of German language. You can also try at local diagnostic station. At the beginning, it is worth contacting the seller and confirming that the offer is up-to-date. One by one, ask if and what kind documents does he have? Is the car already deregistered? Does he have valid technical tests, current insurance? What is its technical condition? Has it ever been varnished? Was it damaged in a collision or by water? After getting the answers to these basic questions, it is worth having someone check it visually, for example, an expert or a trusted mechanic who knows foreign languages. It is worth checking on the spot what the warranty book looks like, dates, stamps, history of inspections and repairs at the authorized service station, the counter, upholstery in the car.You can commission it to us, and we will commission it to one of the experts we know. After obtaining the VIN number and the registration number of the car, you can try to find out the history of the selected car first for free on Google, and if it does not appear, it will appear in portals such as: Carfax  and many others.

  • Documentation and Transport of the purchased vehicle.
  • Documents that almost every car in Germany has are:
  • Fahrzeubrief – proof of ownership, vehicle card
  • Fahrzeugschein – registration certificate,
  • HU-Hauptuntersuchung – confirmation of the technical inspection,
  • Service book,

In addition, it is worth having an analysis of the exhaust gas composition. The contract is usually written in German (and then requires translation) or in a English-German version. The seller should inform about the legal status of the car if it is not burdened with a loan and provide the buyer with a set of German documents. If the car seller appears in the contract as a company or we buy the car from the company, he will not be entitled to the warranty. Most of the sellers offers in Germany vehicles that have already been deregistered. In this way, the current owner does not incur any further costs related to insurance, inspections and road taxes. If the vehicle is unregistered or checked out, it should have two types of documents: “large brief” and “small brief”. There should be a stamp with the word “abmeldung”, which means the vehicle has been checked out / checked out. For such a vehicle, if it has a valid technical inspection, we can purchase plates. Yellow plates (with insurance for up to 5 days) or red plates (for a period of at least 14 days) for export. More information about  documents you can find at  the road traffic department (Kfz-Zulassungsstelle / Strassenverkehrsamt). Insurance policy you can check with “eVB-Nummer”, i.e. electronic vehicle insurance confirmation – the contract can be concluded online.

After checking all the details and making the decision to buy, you can choose the form of payment and decide on the method of transporting the car from the place of purchase to your address . Payment can be made in cash or by TT bank twire ransfer. When buying remotely, only the latter option remains. To be as safe as possible, ask the seller for a proforma invoice, which will specify who, to whom and what is selling, and initially check on the spot whether the car is available and in what technical condition. We can help with that.

Costs of importing a car from Germany. They will depend on many factors, most of all on the choice of a car for a certain price. Additional costs will be added to the already accepted purchase price:

The cost of transport on a tow truck from $100-$900 depending on the distance and kilometers.

The cost of bringing the car “on its own wheels” from $ 100-$3000, but at first  after the purchase, we have to go to the German communication office (Zulassungstelle). The car must be deregistered, in addition, we need to obtain new registration plates (short-term ones are up to 50 euros), temporary registration cards (15 euros) and have liability insurance, which costs about 25 euros for 30 days. In order for a car to drive to Port on wheels, it must have current technical examinations.

Official registration fee and provisional registration document: 10-15 euros

The cost of purchasing 5-day number plates with a yellow stripe and liability insurance: 80-140 euro

Translation of the purchase and sale contract (exception if it is in two languages): 20-200 euro

Customs duty and other taxes , the amount depends on rules in your country

After summing up all costs and comparing local prices in your country with German prices, it remains to make a purchase decision. Many cars offered on the Internet have a post-accident history. This is easily checked with a paint thickness gauge or in vehicle history reports. There are no miracles. Each car has its own value. Also the post-accident ones.The choice is on your side.