This motor car is being sold as part of an overseas collection. It has been imported from the Middle East under the Bonhams temporary admission customs bond. Car older than 30 years are subject to the lower rate 5% import tax if the car is to remain in the UK & purchased by a private individual. The 5% is calculated on the final selling price. Cars less than 30 years old will pay 10% duty + VAT 'on the hammer' plus 20% import VAT.
A company buying the car will have to pay VAT on the hammer price, as well as duty + VAT. If you plan to export the car to your location, then you will only pay tax in that country, and can ignore these fees.
The winning bidder will receive a receipt for the final hammer value, and proof that HMRC fees are paid. If the car is subsequently exported abroad within 30 days then these fees are refundable.
Lastly, there will be a nominal administration fee of £350 for removing the car from bond and generating a NOVA from HMRC, and payable direct to the shipping company. A completed and processed NOVA will provide you formal proof that all duties & taxes are paid in UK and is required to register the vehicle with the DVLA.
In common with the majority of cars in this collection, this vehicle has been on static display for a number of years and there is no history available beyond that displayed in our photography section.
We have not tried to start or drive the car, so it will require recommissioning and is sold ‘as seen’. We cannot vouch for its mechanical viability or functionality.
It is available for view and inspection at our HQ near Abingdon and we will be pleased to show the car to you and/or your appointed engineer.
This is a LHD auto 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom ‘GCC Limited Edition’ model.
GCC is the acronym for Gulf Co-operation Council. The member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE (United Arab Emirates).
Only seven examples of the GCC Limited Edition were ever built. But this one is entirely unique as, unlike the other six, its paintwork is not ‘Black Sapphire’ but a metallic, two-tone lilac-over-purple finish which has been applied at some later date.
It looks as if it should have FAB 1 number plates, Lady Penelope in the back and Parker at the wheel.
The bespoke paintwork aside, the car shares the other attributes with which the GCC editions left the factory.
Namely, ‘Cashmere’ upholstery and underdash, with black and ‘Cornsilk’ elsewhere, ‘Black Tulip’ veneers with silver inlays, and a satin metal fascia.
The VIN is: SCA1S68035UX00429.
This 2005 model-year car was bought new in December 2004 and is effectively brand-new, with only 854 kilometres to show for its 17 years of life.