Some of you may know that I got ripped off by a fellow expat. when living in Hungary. I lent him money to prevent his house from being repossessed and he never paid me back. We had a lawyer draw up a loan agreement and the loan was supposed to be secured against the house but the lawyer failed to do that part. I have since lost contact with the man concerned but I still have 2 motorcycles that belong to him. The plan had been that he would rent out the house in Hungary and go back to UK and work as a lorry driver. I put the bikes in one of my farm buildings to clear his place out for tenants. When I sold my house in Hungary and moved my stuff to Croatia I did not attempt to take the bikes over the border as I have no paperwork for them. I took them to another expat in Hungary but she only agreed to store them for a year. That year is up soon so this morning I went to my local Police station to ask if I can bring the bikes through the Hungary / Croatia border without papers. They said I could as long as I was not riding the bikes but I suspect they didn't know and were just saying that to get rid of me. If I am going to the expense of hiring a van to move these bikes I want to be sure I will be allowed to bring them over the border. One is a Yamaha with a UK plate, the other is a BSA with no plates as I think it has been off the road since before the V5 computerised registrations started in UK. Any advice much appreciated.
Bloody hell! I can tell you that I arranged for some non-road-legal race cars to visit HR from Hungary and it took all manner of carnets to do it -even though these cars were clearly not road worthy vehicles. I suspect your suspicions are correct. Is it worth a dry run and just show up at the border?
Classic motor bicycles and cars can be re registered from the vin numbers and depending on age mot and emissions exempt and cheap insurance plus if you are braking it for parts the market is very profitable