American junk in UK?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Just curious--I finally figured out that the current shows were filmed in the UK but I wonder about some of the junk. Are there a lot of Caprice Classics and Cutlass Supremes in England or is some American junk thrown in to make it interesting?
-- Jason (Jcoopernet@aol.com), January 12, 2001
I have only seen a limited number of shows (about 15) and have only seen two American cars used, the Front wheel drive oldsmobile drivetrain used in the dunebuggy and the V8 used in the dragster. Ford, GM, and Chrysler do sell cars in the UK and have for along time and US service personel also ship cars over when they are stationed there, those are not likely to be big sellers in the UK due to the high price of gas and are likely to wind up in a junk yard in pretty good shape
-- R.Eric Kahn (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2001.
Lotsa Americans stationed in UK. You are allowed to import one car into UK and export one car when u leave. If you take delivery of new Mercedes and can't sell cutlass to another American you can't sell it to Subject of Crown. You didn't pay Import Duty. You must junk it if you can't sell to another GI.
-- Stephen A. Binion (Stephenbinion@hotmail.com), January 13, 2001.