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Classic and Performance Car Offers from Indonesia
Last Post 07 Oct 2013 10:56 PM by Webhost. 1 Replies.
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19 Jan 2012 03:00 PM  
We frequently see car advertisements posted from places like Indonesia, which usually turn out to be fraudulent. The reason are the unique circumstances of the Indonesian market place.

For one, it is illegal to import used cars into the country. Hence, all the classic cars that are in the country (very few by European standards) are highly prized. Of those, about 90% are registered with the classic car community. On the rare occasion that they do change hands, they do so very quickly within the clubs and usually for quite a premium over European market prices.

Also, there is an enormous tax on new luxury car. Therefore, any used modern sports cars also trade at up to twice the price that they would in Europe.

Occasionally legitimate owners do advertise their classic cars from Indonesia. This is usually for a model that isn't appreciated by collectors here, and again it would be for the European market price.

In summary:
If the photo of an Indonesian car doesn't clearly show the front license plate, or if the price is below European market price, then it is quite likely a fraudulent offer.


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07 Oct 2013 10:56 PM  
Recently a few polished web sites have appeared that list impressive inventory in Indonesia.

Is anyone familiar with those firms:

http://www.nirwanamotor.com/inventory/
Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 861, 95117 Manado

http://www.robertmotorcar.com/showroom.html (site's already vanished after 4 weeks!)
Jl. Akasia No.15, 90222 Makassar
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