FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are these vehicles legal?

Yes all vehicles we offer for sale have been legally imported to the USA and they conform to all the rules and regulations. All vehicles imported fall under federal regulation of the 25 year old rule, as such, they are exempt from Federal DOT and EPA regulations allowing them to be lawfully imported, registered and titled in the USA (hence why all of our vehicles are sold with a clean & clear DMV NC Title). They have passed all Department of Transport, Environmental Protection Agency, Customs & Boarder Patrol inspections and are 100% legally here in the USA.

How do I register these vehicles?

All vehicles have been titled with the NC DMV and they will be sold with a clean and clear NC title. With title in hand you will register the vehicle just like any other used vehicle purchase. The buyer is responsible and liable for registering the vehicle in there home State. They must satisfy all applicable State registration requirements, including, but not limited to, vehicle registration/title fees, safety certification, sales tax, repairs to meet State inspection and transfer of ownership.     

Whats an MOT?

An MOT test (Ministry of Transport) is an annual test of vehicle safety, roadworthiness, emissions required for all vehicles in the United Kingdon. All vehicles in the United Kingdom must have pasted an MOT test to be road legal. The decision to pass or fail each presented vehicle comes down to these following guidelines. The MOT test covers, lighting, signaling equipment, steering (including suspension), brakes, tires and wheels, seat belts, body, structure, chassis (rust) and general items. Also including body and components such as spoilers, bumpers and mirror housings, exhaust, fuel and emissions. All our vehicles imported come with a British MOT certificate of roadworthiness and safety, a significantly higher standard than any USA inspection.

Why are Defenders so expensive?

It’s basic supply and demand. With so few models produced and available for sale in the U.S. market (and the Defender being one of the coolest and now iconic cars on the planet) they are a desirable vehicle to own. With production of these vehicles now over, they are now a worthy investment. Defenders have proven to hold their value exceptionally well. We try to keep our Defenders original and accessible for everyone to enjoy.  Our inventory is stocked with a variety of model years, engine types, conditions, optional extra and specifications and are all priced accordingly.

Are parts available?

Yes! With around 2 million Defenders produced and 70 percent still on the road, parts are still readily available. These are simple machines and simple engines to maintain and with almost zero electronics there is less to brake or fail. Most local mechanics find these vehicles easy to work on and when you need help with parts or accessories just contact us and we can certainly help you.

Can you ship my dream vehicle?

Yes we can! We can provide door-to-door delivery of your dream vehicle. We are located in Durham, NC, but it doesn't matter where you are. We can get the car to your door, no matter where you live, quickly and affordably. So whether you live around the corner or across the world, from NY to TX, we make it easy to have the car you want delivered right to your driveway. We can arrange nationwide shipping with access to very competitive rates. Please inquire for a shipping estimate.

FINANCING YOU DREAM VEHICLE

There are many ways for you to get behind the wheel of you dream vehicle For financing a classic vehicle it can be found at Lightstream or J.J Best Banc & Co, they know what iconic vehicles such as Defenders are worth, and provided you have fairly good credit, you can own a classic vehicle for a very reasonable monthly payment. You can contact them in advance to qualify, and they can be reached at the following. Other financial institutes are available and accepted. 

J.J. BEST BANC & CO. is based in New Bedford, Mass. USA, and has been offering classic and collector car financing for several decades on most models from 1900 to the present. This includes antique, classic, exotic, hot rods, kit cars, muscle cars and sports cars through dealerships, auctions and private sellers nationwide. Automobile owners all across America have trusted J.J. BEST BANC & CO. for financing that is convenient, fast and simple, usually a 5-minute credit approval.

J.J. BEST BANC & CO. Classic Car Financing 

Phone: 1-800-872-1965 

Fax: 1-508-991-8329

Address: BEST BANC BUILDING 60 N. Water St. New Bedford, MA 02740