erikscimitardemon wrote:Norway at its best
As far as I know, Alf Torp only imported his SS1 (ex Peter F) to Norway, with a SVA type approval. So not a normal/full registration (at least that is what I made of it). His GT still is on UK plates as far as I know.
You could contact Kjetil Asland. He is a contact person for the NSK for Scimitars. What I understood from him, is most owners (Scim and non-Scim) go the SVA route, because it saves a lot of time and problems.
For importing a Scimitar to the Netherlands, we do not have any problems at all. Our DVLA eq., the RDW, has all the Scimitar details on file. Most models were imported officially in the days. So the RDW only has to check their own files. Most testing stations are friendly towards classic cars. So over here we are very lucky.
Again already been in touch with Kjetil as well.
Agreed that most scim owners (i.e. all of them) seem to have their cars on the "Bevaringsverdig kjøretøy" scheme, this translates as "Conservation worthy vehicle". I did consider this but it means that you are strictly limited on use, technically you can only use it in situations where you are not a danger to other road users i.e. occasional weekend use and to and from shows, track days etc. It specificaly rules out daily use. This also means that you can only get classic car insurance which again limits the mileage and use. Because the winters here are so harsh they take a dim view of use after October until April.
As the main point of importing my car is to use it as my daily driver I am persueing the "standard" registration which will give me full rights to use it as I wish. I am still on my UK plates and all import duties have been paid so I have a bit of time to play with it's just a bit frustrating. I'll also admit I'm at the pig-headed stage now where I am determined to get it done.
Just received an email from MIRA that they do not hold any such information so have mailed them back pictures showing MIRA crash testing the SE6. Have to keep poking the hornets nest to get a reaction.