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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Or maybe up to less than 2 years now :D No, I have not applied. I will see how things go -I have already changed job after spending the worst eight months of my life in that place, now I moved to Horsham but especially after the Brexit result I think I will go back to Europe as soon as possible.
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Thanks for the suggestions! A maybe silly question... do they give you a courtesy car? Otherwise, how do you come back? I would be able to go there only on a Saturday...
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    As a final update, my car is registered in UK. No problems at the end, everything went smooth. In a few days I will have to go through the usual periodic maintenance (270.000km). Do you have any suggestion for a good garage in or nearby Horsham?
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Some update... I have been talking with DLVA and they told me that all those data are not needed for a car of that age. So, I have actually been providing more information than necessary. About the tax band, these old cars do not have to follow the usual bands but a special one, where the price...
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Thank you, but I already have the car modified. I have already gone through the MOT and everything is fine, I just need some help in filling the V55/5 form...
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Hi all, I return to this thread because I am close to the end of the process -I hope. I had to wait some time before starting the application (in the meanwhile I have registered my other car) and now I am filling the V55/5 form for my Mercedes. I need some help, because a lot of data in this...
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    Painting a W124... how much?

    Well yes, but actually all I have are euros and I can get very few sterling with my euros :D I'm moving from Spain to UK... this is why my cars are here (in Spain). Just a huge amount of bad luck to ruin the car three days before taking it away...
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    Painting a W124... how much?

    Ok, you convinced me. I will go with the other car and I will leave this one here to have it fixed.
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    Painting a W124... how much?

    Yes, I noticed that... but here, for example, they would just put spray the car and put it inside the oven, which is what it has been called a "cheap and nasty job".
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    Painting a W124... how much?

    Thank you all for your answer! It is a lot of money, as I feared... On the other hand, it seems a job done a lot better than what it is usually done here in Spain, and I cannot get a quotation here until Monday -the day that I have to leave. Charles Morgan, that place you are suggesting seems...
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    Painting a W124... how much?

    Hi all, I'm the one who was going to take his Euro W124 200E from Spain to UK... Now, three days before leaving, I had a small (stupid) accident and I've got a significant damage to the panel of the rear door that would be better to be fixed. Since there are also other scratches around the car...
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Good car :D Rear fog light fixed! Thanks for the great hint about the lamp holder!
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    Internet is indeed a minefield, you can read anything and all its opposite. I hope that DVLA will answer my message soon, I don't feel yet very comfortable to speak in English by phone -sometimes people tend to forget that not everybody is a native English speaker :D I guess that there is no...
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    About the fog lights, I have been checking the tail lights. Indeed, there is the place for the lamp also on the right side. The problem is that the line is not powered (as expected) and the positive contact for the lamp is missing in the holder (which was not expected...). See these pictures...
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    Taking UE 200E W124 >25 years old to UK

    This part is a bit puzzling me. I have been reading two different interpretations of the rules. One says that stickers are ok for MOT, but I have also reading things like http://www.import-car.info/images/dftguide.pdf Anyway Indeed, I will have to do that. Things are very complicated...
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