The Top 10 Most Popular Cars We Ship Overseas from the United States

The Top 10 Most Popular Cars We Ship Overseas from the United States

Looking back at our over 20 years in the overseas car shipping industry, we have shipped thousands of cars to satisfied customers all over the world from the United States.  As one of the best international car shipping companies in the USA, it is no wonder we ship so many cars overseas each year.  After looking through our records we decided to compile a list of some of the top cars shipped overseas from the USA each year.  So without further ado, we present to you our list:

#1: Ford Mustang

Besides being the decade in which we landed a man on the moon, had John F. Kennedy as president and embraced the peace sign and hippie culture, the sixties was also the decade in which Ford released the beloved Mustang.  As one of the most popular sports cars in the US, it is no wonder it is also very popular overseas.  We have shipped vintage 1960s Mustangs to current 2012 Mustangs from the United States to destinations all around the world including Europe and Australia.

Whether it is a old-school 1960’s or 1970’s Mustang, or a current 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby, the Ford Mustang is one of the most sought after, affordable sports car.

#2: Chevrolet Camaro

The Ford Mustang isn’t the only iconic American sports car on the list of the most popular cars shipped overseas, say hello to the Chevy Camaro.  When Ford released the Mustang in the mid-1960’s, Chevrolet was quick to respond, and introduced the Camaro in 1966.  Not only is it a “small vicious animal that eats Mustangs” (or as so the Chevrolet general manager quipped during it’s official release), but it is also a highly coveted car sought out by sports car enthusiasts in Europe.

How about driving around the streets of France in this Chevrolet Camaro convertible?  Pretty nice, no?
#3: Mercedes Benz M Class

So you’re in West Africa and you’re looking for an SUV that is capable of handling the rugged roads, is stylish and considered the crème de la crème of luxury and sophistication.  So which car do you go with?…Ladies and gentlemen say hello the Mercedes Benz M class which includes the popular Mercedes Benz ML 320, the ML550, ML350 and ML 63.  The Mercedes Benz M class is one of the most popular cars shipped to parts of west and east Africa, especially to Lagos, Nigeria, Tema, Ghana and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The Mercedes Benz M Class is one of the most popular line of used cars shipped to Africa from the United States.

#4: Toyota Camry

Toyota is one of the best-selling and reliable car makers in the world, and therefore it is no surprise that overseas buyers clamor to USA car auctions and car dealerships to purchase used Toyota Camry’s and ship them overseas.  The Camry is a classic mid-size sedan, and as one of the world’s most recognized brands, finding replacement car parts for Toyota Camry’s is relatively simple in most regions of the world.  Today, customers in Africa and the Middle East buy thousands of used Toyota Camry’s from the United States and ship them overseas.  When it comes to reliability, Toyota can’t be beat.

The Toyota Camry is one of the most reliable mid-size sedans in the world, and this is why overseas buyers love to scoop up used Toyota Camry’s and ship them overseas to West Africa and the Middle East from the US.

#5: Porsche 911

Who wouldn’t want to drive a Porsche?  The 911 is known as one of the top competitive racing cars in the world, and for car enthusiasts in Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, a coveted Porsche 911 is quite simply a must have.  Although it took 5th place in the Car of the Century award handed out in 1999, it still remains one of the most iconic cars around the world.  Overseas luxury and vintage car collectors purchase and ship used 1960’s and 1970’s Porsche 911’s from the United States to Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.  

Car enthusiasts around the world love the Porsche 911.  Whether you are cruising the streets of Dubai or London, the 911 is one of the best rides anywhere in the world.

 #6: Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is one of the most well-known subcompact cars in North America, and likewise overseas in Africa.  It is also well beloved by our neighbors up north as it has been the top selling car in Canada for the past 14 years.  Each year hundreds of used Honda Civic’s are shipped overseas from the United States to countries in West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Senegal and Cameroon.  The Honda Civic is considered an affordable and reliable car.  Used Honda Civic’s are normally available at very affordable prices in the United States, and therefore it is also one of our most shipped cars overseas.

The Honda Civic is one of the best selling cars in North America, and is also very popular with overseas buyers in Africa

 #7: Toyota Corolla

The Camry isn’t the only Toyota to make the list of most popular cars sold overseas.  The Toyota Corolla isn’t only the best selling car in the world, it is also one of the most popular used cars shipped from the United States to Africa, Latin America, Europe and more.  So what makes the Toyota Corolla so special?  It is unbelievably reliable, easy to fix in overseas markets, has excellent fuel efficiency and used Corolla’s are available at an affordable price.  Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?  

It should come as no surprise that the world’s best selling car is also on our list of the most popular cars shipped overseas from the USA.

#8: Mini Cooper

The mini was considered an iconic British car and after receiving lukewarm reception in the 1960’s was reintroduced to the American market in 2002.  Since then, the number of used mini cooper’s bought and shipped from the United States has steadily increased.  BMW took over the mini marquee in the late 1990’s and since then the mini has evolved to include mini cooper convertibles. Most of the mini cooper’s we have shipped overseas have gone to Latin America and Europe. Today the mini cooper is known as one of the most stylish and reliable small cars in the world.

Americans moving abroad to Europe and Latin America always bring the mini-coopers along with them, as a result the mini cooper is one of our most popular cars shipped overseas.

 #9: Hummer H3

Although the Hummer H3 seized production in 2010, the Hummer craze of the early 2000’s now provides international buyers with a decent selection of used Hummers.  And when you need to go over the rugged terrain of Africa or Latin America, no car is better than the heavy duty Hummer.  Originally built as an off-terrain vehicle used in the military, the popularity of the car took off when Mr. Terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger, was spotted destroying the streets of California in the monster truck.  Although the popularity of the Hummer started to diminish with rising fuel prices, the smallest version of the lot, the H3, is still a coveted commodity overseas.

The Hummer H3 is a perfect vehicle for the terrain of Latin America and Africa. 

#10: BMW 3 Series

Always considered one of the best cars on the road, we have shipped tons of  BMW 3 series vehicles including the 325, 328 and 335 overseas from the US.  The three series is considered BMW’s best selling model and it is also a prized vehicle in several countries overseas. We have shipped BMW 3 series to ports in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.  So what makes the BMW 3 series so special?  It is the perfect blend of sophistication, luxury and affordability for the luxury car niche.  

The BMW 3 series is considered one of the best lines of vehicles in the world, and affordable used BMW’s are available for overseas buyers. For Americans moving abroad, leaving behind their treasured BMW 3 series is too much to bear.

So there you have it, our list of the top 10 vehicles we have shipped overseas from the United States. So whether you are looking to ship a Toyota Camry or Corolla overseas to Nigeria, Ghana or other West African countries, or looking to cruise the glamorous European streets of France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden or the Netherlands in your Porsche 911, Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro – we can help you ship your dream car overseas from the United States to Europe, Africa, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information on our international car shipping services and how to ship a Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Mercedes Benz ML, Toyota Camry, Porsche 911, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Mini Cooper, Hummer H3 or BMW 3 series from the United States, send us an email at, give us a call at 212-267-6400 or chat with us on skype at kinternationalny.  We provide some of the best and most affordable car shipping quotes from the United States.  Our overseas car shipping prices and services are some of the best!

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