I’m a fan of Sam Glover’s column in the British-published magazine Practical Classics. Sam writes about how to keep 20- 50 year old cars of common descent, Fords, Volvos, Toyotas, MG’s, various Russian and Eastern European makes … all running well and remaining on the road as daily drivers. So you might understand why someone like me w/a 40+ year old Ford and a 20+ year old Toyota is interested in this kind of info. Anyway, he’s got this catch-22 conundrum he’s come up against, and I got to thinking that I have no idea how I’d handle that situation either.
What he’s trying to do is fly over from England & take a vacation to the USA, buy a 60’s Chevy Corvair currently located in South Carolina, and drive it across the country, then ship it back to his home in England on a boat from California. The trouble he’s running into, the South Carolina DMV won’t give him license plates and registration unless he’s a resident of South Carolina, which of course he isn’t. And driving across the USA w/no license plates might be problematic.
There must be a simple way to handle this situation, right? Anybody have any experience doing something like this?