Welcome to the club. I would reinforce the comments about footwear. I have Size 11 feet, but find that with the right shoes (Puma Speedcats) I have no problem with the footwell and pedal box - and mine is a 'narrow-bodied' S3.
As regards the problem with distance and viewing, I know many people on this forum who have willingly given their time to look at cars on behalf of our distant cousins. So don't be shy about asking for help.
PB, we'll ride back from Xert via Morella then heading north, but heading down there we've sometimes taken a short cut from Tortosa ... probably passing through your village!
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I think your major battle will be getting a UK sourced 7 through the Spanish MoT. There are probably members on here who have done it, so their input will be interesting. Otherwise, buying a 7 in Spain that is already registered may be the easy answer. There will probably be a cost implication going that route. Good luck.
I'm hoping that the new engine models with catalytic converters will pass the emission & noise tests, but I'm not sure what the Spanish view will be on bumpers.
When I re-registered a new German purchased VW, they went round it with tape measures & checked every conceivable part for conformity.
The trouble is, I don't think that I will get any real answers until I take one in for the inspection.
I'm currently trying to make friends with a local ITV inspector to find out more.
Sounds like you need to make contact with a local Spanish 7 owner, who knows what to do or has already been through it. Is there an official Caterham 7 dealer in Spain ? If so, well worth a chat with them.
If there any Spanish 7 owners that have re-registered their cars in the last 5 years I would love to hear of their experiences.
As far as I am aware, the Barcelona dealer closed a while ago and I don't believe that there are any others in the country.
Welcome to the club!
My name is André. I am from Portugal.
I don't know about the Spanish system, but I will ask around.
Although, if the Spanish system is similar to the Portuguese one, you can import cars with or without CoC (Certificate of Conformity), the car has to go through a special MOT, to measure exhaust emissions and then, the taxes are based on those, plus the age of the vehicle... In Portugal it isn't in anyway cheap.
There is a new importer for Portugal and Spain, if you are after new models.
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Thanks for the info.
I have been searching the Internet for an Iberian importer, but have not found one so far. Do you have a name or website link that I can look for.
Buying a new mid-range model should not be a problem, especially if it helps me avoid the pain of re-registering.
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I will be interested to see if there are only two options available as we have here in Australia. We only import EU6 compliant models so the choice is the 275 or the 485. I have been told these are the only two engines that comply. Previously it included the 360. Also, I am told that you can only get a five speed transmission as the six speed with any of the engines no longer complies.
I am going through this decision myself now. Either 132hp or 240, but at twice the price...for us I mean. This is because of our tax system on cars. But we can order a CSR chassis ( for the 485)
Previously I had a 175hp SV but, unfortunately wrote it off earlier this year.
Best of luck.