What is this Dutch Audi A6 Allroad TDI doing in America?

What is this Dutch Audi A6 Allroad TDI doing in America?

We’d love to chronicle the epic adventure of a heroic Dutchman and his Audi A6 Allroad here, but the truth is, we don’t know what this diesel on yellow plates is doing in America. We also don’t know why you would take the A6 TDI to the US. This Audi A6 in Los Angeles is a special sight.

The license plate doesn’t teach us much and the owner of the license plate is not clear in the original photos either. If not, call the garage. Do you have a gold tip? Let us know then. We are very curious about the story behind this Dutch Audi A6 TDI in America. For enthusiasts: it’s a 2.7 liter V6 with 163 hp and 450 Nm and an 80 liter diesel tank.

MOT expired this week

This is an Audi A6 Allroad TDI, year of construction 2011, which came to the name of the current (private) owner in January 2021. The MOT expired last week, but we suspect agents in the US won’t find out anytime soon. How long Dutch Audi was in America, we dare not say. Under US law he cannot stay there for more than a year.

What are the possibilities?

A very special (and expensive) thing to ship to the US is an old Audi A6 Allroad and a diesel worth about 10,000 euros. Perhaps the owner arrived from the Netherlands by boat or freighter and picked up the car. Or a foreigner may have a request from his employer that his own car be brought to the United States.

In the US, the Ferrari F40 circulates with Dutch license plates, but these are no longer valid license plates. These were on the car when the Ferrari was exported to America and the owner thought they were cool. This Audi A6 still looks like it actually belongs to a Dutchman, but unfortunately we still owe you the ‘why’.

You see more American cars in the Netherlands

You often see it the other way around: a foreigner buys a car in the US and moves it to the Netherlands. Cars in the US are cheap and if you go to the Netherlands (back) you can take a car with you tax free. For example, a BMW 3 Series with US plates circulated for a while in the Netherlands with ‘BPMVRIJ’.

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