Registering a Bongo in Portugal

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Registering a Bongo in Portugal

Post by maxi_77 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:48 am

Does any one have any experience of registering a Bongo in Portugal?
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Post by maxi_77 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:00 am

Just a quick update. The seller of the Bongo we hope to buy in Portugal expects to get the Portuguese number plates this weeks. The Bongo passed the local equivalent of the SVA with only the addition of glue on beam deflectors.

If there is interest I will post more info after we get the Bongo and the cardiologist lets me fly back to Faro
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Post by maxi_77 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:02 am

Well we finally took delivery of our Portuguese registered Bongo yesterday. It has taken about 4 months to complete and cost the seller quite a bit as he had to employ a specialist to get the paper work done.

If any one wants to know more please let me know.
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Re: Registering a Bongo in Portugal

Post by Ian » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:59 am

Dis you have to get the headlights adapted?
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Re: Registering a Bongo in Portugal

Post by mobilecat » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:44 pm

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Post by maxi_77 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:01 pm

Ian wrote:Dis you have to get the headlights adapted?

As I mentioned above beam deflectors are glued onto the front of the headlamp lenses. As far as I am aware no other modifications other than those done for the SVA.
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Re: Registering a Bongo in Portugal

Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:22 pm

Wow - encouraging news. I wonder if that means a Bongo can be registered OK in other EU countries? An old school of thought on here thought it might be nigh on impossible but.....

I imagine that the high seating position in a Bongo will make it less of a burden driving an RHD vehicle on drive-on-the-right roads :)
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Re: Registering a Bongo in Portugal

Post by helen&tony » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi
There's no problem registering a Bongo anywhere in Europe if you already own the car IN EUROPE. The Lights are not a problem, and each country varies. Some allow beam benders, some don't . Over here some regions allow beam benders, and some specify new lights. It is largely a matter of who is interpreting the rules. The idiot that was doing my entry test wouldn't accept the Japanese registration plate as it wasn't riveted????...so I showed him the stamping in the body :roll: :roll: :roll: . BUT...IF you have difficulties, you get a lawyer who understands OR WILL FIND OUT the regulations, and it's no problem...you have the right to take your car with you in Europe, as long as it meets the road standards!...our lawyer saved us 3000 euros a few years back!...that's what the authorities wanted, as they didn't read the regs. , and it is the same elsewhere...and YES, you can register a Bongo in France, but like everywhere else, the paperwork is unimaginable!
SO...carry on Bongoing....(I think there's a film title in there!)
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