Hello list members,
I have a question that is not a Forward look subject but I
can use any info I can get.
I recently purchased a 1966 Chrysler imperial convertible on
EBay . The
car is in the Newark Area (New Jersey).
I am a Dutch citizen and I would ship the car home, but
first I would like to drive the car in the USA.
New Jersey State says it is possible to get a
temporary tag to bring it home, this temporary tag is valid for 20 days, I would need insurance for the car.
“Home” would be that I want to drive the car to Florida and ship it from there to the Netherlands. Why I want to do this? Since I
bought the car from a picture, I would like to drive it around. There might be
some trouble on the way and I would be able to get it fixed in the USA. Parts are difficult to find over
here and I would like to take it home as good as possible. Beside all that it
would be a thrill just to cruise it through your beautiful country.
I understand that the car should be insured and I need a tag
registration. I have two addresses from friends, one in Florida and one in Knoxville.
Questions I have are;
Can I register the car on my name, insure it and drive it.
Can I register the car on one of the friend’s names;
they insure it and I drive it.
I am buying the car in New Jersey, if I would have it transported to Knoxville, can I register the car in Tennessee with the New Jersey Title.
I have been to Hershey several times and I remember that
other Dutch people who bought a car drove with the tag plates that where on the
Could they do that or did they take a risk?
I would like to hear your experiences if you have ever
bought a car out of state.
As I said any help, info, suggestions greatly appreciated,
With kind regards, Dirk Brandwijk , Netherlands