I am looking at buying a LHD (ex Hamburg Fire Brigade) van for use as a camping van and general runabout. The vehicle is for sale locally and is advertised as tax-free (dealer normally exports to the US); naturally the BFG office on camp is closed due to staffing difficulties at all the times when I am available... The questions are: As a non-registered LHD vehicle do I have to locally register it with the German authorities before I BFG it, or can I BFG it direct and get a UK style registration? Can I get it tax-free? How difficult is it to import LHD vehicles to the UK? It seems pretty straight-forward (less the inevitable DVLA jobsworth factor ) on the web-sites. Thanks!