How hard is it to own a classic Yank Tank? This question was born from seeing an old Chevy pickup while I was leaving the London Motorshow where I should point out that by far and away the most popular cars there were the big American trucks.
Also when I was a bit bored I had a gander on CarThrottle where I was blinded by a million barely literate people banging on about “importing some JDM lyfe into their life” and while I wouldn’t be against some of that (in particular a JZX100 Toyota Chaser Tourer V) I am certainly against the bullshit involved with importing.
Now here in Blighty we don’t have any of that 25 years bollocks. We do however have a sprinkling of bollocks here and there. In this case the bloody cost of importing. To keep it short you have to pay a lot of taxes and do a lot of paperwork which can turn a £5,000 bargain into a £10,000 knob ache. Except that is, if the car is over 50 years old, then it’s more like a quick bollock flick.
So are examples of 60s Americana, just like any other classic cars or does the huge size, massive weight and big arse engines make it a whole other level of challenge. I ask this knowing that it probably won’t happen in my life but who knows? I might find a bag full of money tomorrow and need to launder it with an appreciating asset or something.