CCCUK logo

 Adrian Flux

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» New Unexpected Owner of this C3!! by Lomaximus on Sat 19 Jan 19 21:55

» CCCUK Website and Forum by kentvette on Sat 19 Jan 19 21:26

» Front end parts for a 1973 C3 Small Block Auto by Lomaximus on Sat 19 Jan 19 15:28

» This seems very cheap for a C7 by GCVETTE on Sat 19 Jan 19 15:10

» Drifting your Corvette by Mule on Sat 19 Jan 19 11:23

» What did you do with your Vette today? by Nick B on Sat 19 Jan 19 09:35

» 2020 Corvette C8 by L88 on Fri 18 Jan 19 23:53

» Wanted: C5 front wheels, set of 4... by therabster on Fri 18 Jan 19 20:19

» Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto by Jimbo64 on Fri 18 Jan 19 20:19

» Newbie saying Hi. by clive f on Fri 18 Jan 19 17:33

» battery charging by Rich on Fri 18 Jan 19 16:39

» Best tyres for the C5? by roppa440 on Fri 18 Jan 19 09:21

» wheels by gavinfdavies on Fri 18 Jan 19 00:47

» C3 wanted by gavinfdavies on Fri 18 Jan 19 00:43

» New member - south Wales by Invetterate on Thu 17 Jan 19 17:05

» Potential new C5 owner - some basic questions by gavinfdavies on Thu 17 Jan 19 03:01

» C5 standard wheels and one aftermarket multispoke. by gavinfdavies on Thu 17 Jan 19 02:41

» Any interest in used Z06 suspension? by Ph300zx on Wed 16 Jan 19 22:44

» car stereo by Westhamtim on Tue 15 Jan 19 18:59

» Help - Please C3 by HBR1 on Tue 15 Jan 19 15:26

» Replacement head unit for US spec C6 by Fishy Dave on Tue 15 Jan 19 13:45

» Can you identify this engine? by Daytona Vette on Tue 15 Jan 19 13:07

» Scottish Region Calendar.. by kentvette on Tue 15 Jan 19 09:24

» London Classic Car Show - 2019 by curious bystander on Mon 14 Jan 19 13:49

» BBCN Region Monthly Meeting by autocolor on Fri 11 Jan 19 20:49

» C3 wheel trims for sale by riddyboy on Fri 11 Jan 19 20:38

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:45

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:44

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:44

» Earls Barton Classic car and bike Meet by Nicetie on Fri 11 Jan 19 15:44

Visual differences US and Export models?



Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

Bowler

Club Member

Tue 06 Nov 18 09:52

Visual differences US and Export models?


A fellow Club Member, who doesn't do forums has asked me if there are any easy ways to tell if a C7 Vette is an imported US model or a Euro model

I'm aware of the sat Nov issues, which can be overcome, but rs than guess, I thought it simply easier to ask here.

He said that he is a concerned about US imports and the issue of headlights that wouldn't necessarily be discovered until an MOT, so any guidance that can given about how to differentiate will be great

Thanks in advance


--------------------
2003 Euro Spec Coupe.
1966 Convertible

I suffer from an addiction called CH³ No² - a disease with no known cure....

Reply with quote

roscobbc

Committee Member

Tue 06 Nov 18 11:02

Re: Visual differences US and Export models?


Bowler wrote (View Post):A fellow Club Member, who doesn't do forums has asked me if there are any easy ways to tell if a C7 Vette is an imported US model or a Euro model

I'm aware of the sat Nov issues, which can be overcome, but rs than guess, I thought it simply easier to ask here.

He said that he is a concerned about US imports and the issue of headlights that wouldn't necessarily be discovered until an MOT, so any guidance that can given about how to differentiate will be great

Thanks in advance

I'm sure someone will correct me if wrong Guy - but headlamps being HD dip centrally (not to left or right) and are therefore legal. Little things like headlamp washers, rear fog lights, side indicator repeaters and door mirrors differ.
Simplest thing to do if you know the reg no is to run it through DLVA website - taxation level will tell you if an 'official' import.


--------------------
CCCUK Chairman
'68 coupe - 4 speed - 3.08 - 489 cu in - 570 bhp @ 5850 rpm - 606 ft/lbs torque (821 Newton Metres) @ 3850 rpm
Image

Reply with quote

5 USA

Club Member

Tue 06 Nov 18 18:30

Re: Visual differences US and Export models?


Things that occur to me,

* Bigger door mirrors on the Euro cars
* Headlamp washers on all the Euro cars
* US imports will almost certainly have an aftermarket switch for rear fog lamp


--------------------
The Stingray has landed!

Reply with quote

c5ynk

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 11:10


Be a little careful with an import from USA obvious things like no warranty but also they use a different system for the radio ie no DAB and the satnav will not work as Guy said. Have herd it can all be fixed but the amount of electronics that are used for onboard systems its a risk sending the units away i believe and the risk of them not intergreating right with all the other onstar and onboard computers. The vin number will also tell you the 5th digit in if its a 9 its for non US or Canada so europe uk far east ect Hope that helps a little!!


--------------------
Hi,im MICK when i was 21 i owned a 1976 t top red white leather owned it 4 years at about 12,000 miles a year had some great fun.Move on 28 years and wife, house,kids,now i have a toy again a red c5 2002 reg C5 YNK,love it RED interior 40,000 miles ,hoping to have just as much fun again on 7,500 miles policy. Just sold my 2014 c7 after owning it for nearly 2 and half years again red red interior manual.Have now also got a C7 2018 blue auto both roofs black interior running her in loving it !!

Reply with quote

5 USA

Club Member

Wed 07 Nov 18 13:21

Re: Visual differences US and Export models?


A couple of additional comments re. US imports,

* All Euro cars are dry sump variants with a significant rear spoiler, larger brakes and full leather interior trim. There are very, very few base model US cars (wet sump) in Europe.

* Conversion from US to Euro electronics is 100% effective with full European mapping in the satnav etc.

* GM carry out safety related recall work on US imports without charge.

* Annual road tax is £200 cheaper than Euro cars.


--------------------
The Stingray has landed!

Reply with quote

c5ynk

Club Member

Thu 08 Nov 18 09:54


All good info remember cars registered after April 2017 the tax changed and its £450 a year 4 the first 5 years then £140 a year after that worth bearing in mind. A Euro car carries a conformaty cert so when you come 2 sell it if you donot have that it cannot be sold 2 many Euro countries!!


--------------------
Hi,im MICK when i was 21 i owned a 1976 t top red white leather owned it 4 years at about 12,000 miles a year had some great fun.Move on 28 years and wife, house,kids,now i have a toy again a red c5 2002 reg C5 YNK,love it RED interior 40,000 miles ,hoping to have just as much fun again on 7,500 miles policy. Just sold my 2014 c7 after owning it for nearly 2 and half years again red red interior manual.Have now also got a C7 2018 blue auto both roofs black interior running her in loving it !!

Reply with quote

BlackZeD

Club Member

Thu 08 Nov 18 13:28

Re: Visual differences US and Export models?


Didn't have a problem with selling my 2003 Z06 to a guy in France.
I think the cert of conformity is a load of BS, both of my previous vettes are in France.
As are probably hundreds more.
If its passed SVA/IVA it will be almost euro conforming anyway.
Only headlights might need changing or adjusting.


--------------------
Don't take life too seriously, after all, your not coming out of it alive.

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum