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buy car in Peru, travel to Colombia/Venezuela leave it legal

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1. Posted by Roderick85 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y


We're planning to leave this summer for South America and want to buy a cheap car over there. We found out that this will be quite easy in Peru. (anyone knows how long it takes to get all the appropiate paparerwork so we can pass borders legally?)

After that we're planning to drive through Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela in one of the latter countries we would like to sell the car or for us problably more efficiently leave/donate/destroy it legally so we get the car written of our name and be able to head back home again.

To import and sell a car problably takes up some time (and is not possible for foreigners in Venezuela) and that is a thing we don't have.

Therefore our question is, does anybody ever did this or has information in this regard?

One other option would be to buy a car from a fellow traveller and drive the car to it's country of origen (Peru/Ecuador/Chile for example) but can the transfer of such a car be arranged in a different country?

Thanks in advance!


2. Posted by beiusei (Budding Member 17 posts) 3y

Is really hard to get inside Venezuela with a car that is not sold in Venezuela, custom often makes you pay half value of your car.

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 3y

You won't be leaving it in Colombia either. Import regulations are strict.

Good luck.