Apart from the fact that South African cars do not have rust issues, have better cooling and suspensions, there’s other very important factors you must take into account why it’s absolutely worthwhile buying a vehicle from South Africa. Don’t get me wrong, there are good bargains or deals to be found in Japan and the UK, but consider the following factors.
Let’s start with service and maintenance history: In my dealings with collector’s cars from Japan I realized that more than 50% of the low kilo cars do not have any sort of service history available!
Most South African vehicles would have FULL SERVICE HISTORY, which cannot be said about Japanese cars in many cases. Should you use the services of Automobilexport to export your car, we’ll make 100% sure the vehicle comes with a full, authentic service history (FSH).
This is very important, since FSH makes it impossible to tamper with the vehicles odometer! If the car has low mileage, e.g. 50 000km, but no service history, you must ask yourself “why no FSH”. That makes one wonder is the kilometres advertised is true mileage…
As such, a car with e.g. 140 000km on the clock with FSH at the main dealer or at reputable workshops, would ensure peace of mind that the odometer reading is the correct and genuine mileage. It’s not uncommon to find a car in South Africa that’s got very high, e.g. 350 000km, on the clock, but with FSH.