Fancy importing one yourself? It's relatively simple once the car's in the UK, as XR8 is old enough to qualify for 5% import tax (30 years) and it just has to pass an MoT. 'The only problem with South Africa is the paperwork,' says Jack Charlesworth of MyCarImport. 'You have to get a Police Clearance certificate –the car goes through a testing station to be confirmed ok for export. There are also checks that it's not stolen. You'll then need an export permit and a freight loader to put it on the ship.' MyCarImport would charge £3000 to do all the legwork for you, not including import tax.