I was driving a car across Europe in a successful, although perhaps not worth it, piece of tax evasion.
Portugal has high taxes on cars, even second hand ones from other countries. Based n engine size, so if you want something with a reasonable engine (2.2 diesel, 2.9. 2.7 petrol, that sort of range) even for a second had car you can pay many thousands to get it registered. And the big beasts, the 5.7 litre Americans, are many tens of thousands of euros.
But, if you’ve an address in another EU state thn you can simply buy a car there, register it there, then drive it in. Only for 6 months, then swap it with the other one you use at that address perhaps.
What with my Czech work, why not? Unfortunately that’s a 3,100 km drive over 34 hours, alone. One one hour nap in there.
So, for the saving on a mid size diesel, almost certainly not worth it. Utility, not feeling like shit, not having to do drive, making a bit more freelance cash instead of driving, probably balances.
However, the system does work. So, what can anyone tell me about those cheap Bentleys out there? There seem to be 80s models out there for £8 k and the like?