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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

callrafael wrote:
I wonder how it could possibly turn this into a commercial application since we have many rare or even NEVER SEEN cars in North America, like gurgel, Opala, Pumas, Brasilias, etc.
there is profitability in import this cars to sell them in north america since ?


My 2cents

Simply put the demand for these ''never seen'' vehicles in North America I bet is non existent. All vehicles you listed here are bastardized versions of other vehicles that were available in those markets in the time.
Opalas = poorer version of a Chevy Nova or Chevelle from late 60's
Gurgel = Copycats of VW thing but made in fiberglass
Puma = Probably the most interesting one in the list, however the version made in South Africa currently is way better than the original version with VW engine (after puma vehicles sold off their production to an entrepreneur in RSA).
Brasilias = Tropical version of a Notchback

Sorry to rain in your parade but I just gave my opinion.

However what you could do that could be profitable, is to locate companies in Brasil who were OEM of VWB and try to force them replicate some niche non available parts at the same quality and tolerances the parts they supplied VWB on the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Bom dia Cheesecrackers75. Although this post is from a while ago, I'm glad that someone is talking about this.

I travel to Brazil at least once a year (married to a Brazilian) and I've ben "planning" to buy a Kombi and drive back for a few years now. Unfortunately I don't have the logistics worked out yet.

I apologize if you all covered this already, but with all of the Brazilian side figured out (visa, plane ticket, Portuguese language skills, brazlilan CPF, bank accounts) what does this cost come out to?

Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Coopertj1,
Can vouch for cheesecrackers75. Our bus made it out to the US with no problems, got registered in VA and will soon be moving down to Australia!
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Hello All - First time on the site! I am thinking about importing a Kombi from Brazil. Does anyone have a recommendation for an import/export company to go though or advice about ones that I need to stay away from.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Has anyone used the company ĎKombi Brazilí for exporting? I feel like I have a handle on all the costs but am balking at wiring funds to another country and trusting that the VW I paid for shows up. Kombibrazil.com
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Hello Canuck Kombi, I felt the same way. I assume you have been talking to Bart. I asked him about paying using PayPal, but he said it was not accepted in Brazil. They could run the payment through European banks, but would involve additional cost. I have not ordered anything yet, can you keep me updated about how it goes if you do?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Will do. Iím getting closer to pulling the trigger... Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

So Iíve chosen a 1974 15 window. I spent some dollars having it test driven by a guy working for Kombi Brazil. It wasnít a really great inspection but gave me more information than I had to start. I wired the funds to KB and they were deposited into their account a few days later. The seller has been paid and the bus is now at KBís shop. They will be providing a cost estimate to complete some mechanical work to the front end that was identified in the inspection. Iím anticipating I will get the work done in Brazil as they have better access to parts. Also getting the front seats reupholstered. As soon as any work I decide to have done is completed itís into the shipping container. In the meantime Iím looking on their site for a second bus to sell up in Canada to help finance this venture. Bart from KB has been great to deal with. Answered a whole mess of questions that I have had and has kept me apprised every step of the way. So far, so good...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: How to Import a VW from Brazil (Brasil) Reply with quote

Hi Canuck Kombi, I'm one of Bart's partners in BR. I run a restoration workshop (kombine.garage on FB and Instagram).
Usually Kombi Brazil (Bart's company) takes care of the shipping, paperwork and money transfers and I do the physical part which is source the base bus and performe full restoration projects.
Our main product is the Samba replicas projects developed from the well known 15 windows still available in Brazilian streets.
Even known I'm not the perfect credential for you I can give my cent's to say that Kombi Brazil is today the best company to help you guys in this operation.
If you want to talk about the Brazilian buses..I'm here!
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