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Drivers Needed - UK to Lisbon


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Dear all,

I have two cars in the UK that need to be driven to Sintra.  My partner and I are not able to drive them personally due to some family illness issues we have in Portugal that mean we can not travel at the present time and leave vulnerable family members.

 

So I wondered if any members wanted and were available to fly from PT to UK, drive the cars from Bristol to Portsmouth, ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao, then drive to Sintra (Lisbon).  The round trip would be about 4 days I think and quite good fun.

All expenses would be paid plus £1000 per person for your time.  If you wanted to get to the UK earlier for personal reasons, that would be fine too.

 

Persons must be over 40, with a full and clean UK driving license, and be excellent drivers.

Cars will be ready to drive to the UK from 24 September.

 

Do get in touch if this is of interest.  I would prefer one person to do both cars, so a couple (but not necessarily a 'couple' if you know what I mean).

 

Kind regards,

 

James Wilcox

jswilcox@me.com

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Good Afternoon,

Must drivers be holders of UK Driving Licenses or would a full clean Portuguese Licenses be acceptable?

 

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@barlaventoexpert I think PT licensees would be fine, but insurance might be bit more difficult to arrange.  I will send you a PM.

 

Kind regards,

 

James

 

 

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@frango I may be interested in helping out here and have the time once we get into October. May I ask what the vehicles are? You can pm me if you prefer

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I have a neighbour who would be interested also 

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@boxertwin Thank you for your message. Cars are an Audi RS5 and BMW 520.  I have a few options to consider so will now do that and chat to my insurers.  I will be back in touch when I have done that.

Kind regards,

James

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@frango - James I understand, let me know if the road trip is your preferred option and I will pm you to set up a Skype or zoom call

John 

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Another option could be get someone [me 😉 ] to drive them to Portsmouth and put them on the ferry to Santander, then you or others meet the ferry and drive them to Sintra, could be a more cost effective option.

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@tygger I do not think this will work as they must be driven/accompanies at all times.

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@frango Maybe there's a difference with your insurance, but I've done this several times between France and the UK, the only time that the cars are unattended are when they're on the ship and then they have to be unattended as you're not allowed on the car deck when the ship has finished loading.

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have you asked any of the removal firms in the algarve..I remember seeing range rovers etc being unloaded by algarve removers for clients who wanted a car for their 6 month holiday villa stay but didn't want to drive it here...the car was then shipped back at end of season

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