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Personal Export Outside the EU & Diplomats

County Garage have specialised in tax free sales for over 14 years. We are not only passionate about the brand we represent but also about providing the very best customer service, great value and convenience.

Whether you are British Diplomat based overseas, a foreign diplomat based in the UK or a UK expatriate living overseas we will be able to offer you a vehicle free from UK VAT. This includes non-military civilian customers living outside the UK for a period of time and planning to permanently export a vehicle.

In addition to purchasing the vehicle tax free, you would also qualify for huge additional savings and privileges. We offer free delivery across mainland UK and a huge choice of stock ready for immediate delivery. If you have a part exchange, we can offer you a valuation by completing our online form. We also have a range of competitive finance options tailor made to your budget, how you use the vehicle and your future plans.

Part Exchange

Whatever you are currently driving, we are able to ensure you a very competitive part exchange valuation.

We work hard to find you the best price and very often have buyers waiting for cars we have taken in part exchange. This coupled with a network of established buyers throughout the UK allows us to offer you just that little bit more than many dealers.


Using leading finance companies and Ford Credit, one of the world’s largest automotive finance companies, we have helped hundreds of customers buy their vehicles by providing finance plans that are flexible, affordable and straightforward to arrange. We also have a range of finance offers which make owning your next Ford more affordable than ever.


Am I eligible for a HM Forces Discounts with County Garage?

If you are a serving member of H. M. Forces overseas, or MOD support staff within British Forces Germany then both you, your spouse and dependants are eligible for a military discount on your Ford from County Garage. Assuming you have not already used your tax free entitlements, you can also purchase the vehicle free from VAT. A recent payslip may be required for proof of entitlement, but you can remove the financial figures if preferred.

New car ordering and delivery

Can I order a tax free vehicle prior to a posting overseas?

Yes, assuming you are posted overseas with a tax free entitlement you can use a vehicle within the UK for a short time but you must export it within 60 days from date of registration. We will supply the vehicle with a VX302 pink log book which will specify the date the vehicle must be removed by.

Where would I collect my new Ford from?

When you purchase a Ford from County Garage, you are dealing directly with a franchised Ford dealership. Our premises are in Herne Bay, on the north east coast of Kent. We are the closest tax free specialist to Dover ferry terminal / channel tunnel. Upon collecting your vehicle, you will be dealing with your dedicated sales advisor that has looked after you from the beginning. We will be expecting you and will take as much time as you need to explain and technologies and features. If you prefer, we can arrange for your vehicle to be delivered to anywhere in the UK at no additional cost.

Can you deliver the vehicle to me overseas?

Yes, we have arranged many transporter deliveries overseas. We also offer free pick-up service from London airports / Kent seaports and the channel tunnel. However if you have a part exchange you intend to sell in the UK, you or your spouse will need to return to the UK to re-register the vehicle yourselves.

How do I order my new vehicle?

Ordering a vehicle from County Garage Ford could not be easier. We can assist you in choosing the model most suitable to you, provide you with availability and talk you through any necessary paperwork. You are welcome to enquire by phone with one of our experienced sales advisors on +44 (0) 1227 374939, by email or using one of our contact forms – whichever you chose we reply quickly to your enquiry.

Part Exchange

Can I part exchange my current car?

Whether you currently drive a Ford or another make and model of vehicle, as well as our own used car operation we have an extensive network of buyers throughout the UK to ensure we can obtain you the most competitive valuation. Click here to complete our online valuation form.

My current car is outside the UK, how do I go about arranging a part exchange?

We do not need to see you current vehicle to offer you a competitive valuation but you will need to bring the car back to the UK having completed the re-registration with the BFG VLO before we can take the vehicle in part exchange.


Can you arrange finance to purchase a vehicle?

Yes, we work with both specialist finance companies and Ford Credit to get you the most competitive quotation. We take out all of the hassle of arranging finance and supply full documentation using finance contracts suitable for your budget, circumstances and future plans.