Certificate of Origin - Help!

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Certificate of Origin - Help!

Postby jdizz07 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:29 am

Hi guys,

Ive recently imported a 1976 Nissan Datsun 280Z with California plates from the USA to the United Kingdom. I would like to know how to get a 'certificate or origin' from the USA so I can register it in the UK. Ive contacted Nissan USA but they have been rather unhelpful.

1976 Blue Datsun 280Z

VIN: HLS303114422

California Plate Number: 5WVN339

Can anyone help me with previous experience??

Many thanks,


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Re: Certificate of Origin - Help!

Postby centralcoaster33 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:11 pm

I was pretty sure you get that from your importer through customs. Maybe someone else knows. The stealership is likely a dead end. For things applicable to your side of the pond, I'd talk to people over there who have successfully imported a vehicle. Best of luck!

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Re: Certificate of Origin - Help!

Postby MikeRL411 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:29 am

Are you sure that the California "Pink Slip" registration will not suffice? Normally Manufacturers certificate of origin is only provided for vehicles on first delivery to a dealer or customer in USA. Subsequent transfers rely on the state title paperwork [Pink Slip].

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