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History of foreign assembly from domestic parts
« on: October 21, 2015, 02:33:16 PM »
This forum is for foreign assembly of Camaros, but I just viewed a video of a barn find (26 old cars in Denmark) which noted that even as far back as Model A (Ford) days, it was a standard practice to ship the complete parts list of parts from the US to foreign assembly plants (to satisfy trade and tax laws)..

And of course during first gen Camaro times, Chevy shipped parts to various countries for assembly into the finished cars as documented in prior threads in this forum.

Note:  In most modern times, that process has worked in the other direction, as the first Japanese cars assembled in the US were assembled from parts shipped from Japan (thru Hong Hong to skip taxes in both the US and Japan)...
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