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given all of the above, it is amazing how many UK plated cars you see here permanently year after year!
Exactly!!! They are all hidden in the gardens of the posh houses up at the Calvari I find
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"Pensioners, second homeowners, cross-border commuters, self-employed cross-border commuters (company cars)
As an EU nationals with a second home in Spain (that you use for no more than 6 months a year), you do not need to register your vehicles here."

The inference there is that it's the driver who cant stay, not the car, but it does get messy explaining that to the police. Also, here in (not so) Great Britain, my German 1 year intern students have on occasion had their cars impounded after 6 months if they haven't been home so I wont be pushing the limits!!
The Spanish text is as follows:

Pensionistas, propietarios de segundas residencias, trabajadores transfronterizos, trabajadores transfronterizos autónomos (vehículos de empresa)
Los ciudadanos de la UE que tengan una segunda residencia en España (habitada durante menos de 6 meses al año) no tienen que matricular sus vehículos en este país.

It specifies "registering the vehicle" (as in English).

My understanding is that if you spend less than 6 months (in a given year) in your Spanish Secondary Residence,you can use your car registered in another EU country. In contrast, if you spend more than 6 months (per year), you must not only apply for a "residency permit" (as an individual) BUT ALSO register the car in Spain.

This understanding is confirmed by "one of the largest business law firms worldwide, the corporate headquarters of which have been based in Madrid since the creation of the Firm in 1941".

Having said that, each will do as he or she wishes

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Okay, that definitely confirms its the driver who has to worry, not the car... only problem now is that I have to move my car to the opposite side of the street on the first of every month... just need to buy an autonomous car now...
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The following is the opinion of a friend of mine:

Yes, but there is a yes, but, to all of this.

Executives who work for international companies have an in-house legal department to sort their problems out, and the Guardia Civil, who are the people who control this aspect of the car side of things, aren’t interested in getting involved if the driver says he works for so and so and doesn’t plan on spending the rest of his life here.

It’s different for the normal man in the street. The GC can ask you for proof that you spend less than six months here, which isn’t easy to do. They can keep stopping you until you begin to realise that it’s not worth the hassle.

They do this to ensure the state receives the road tax, that the vehicle is road worthy and that parking and driving fines can be collected.
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The GC can ask you for proof that you spend less than six months here, which isn’t easy to do. They can keep stopping you until you begin to realise that it’s not worth the hassle.

They do this to ensure the state receives the road tax, that the vehicle is road worthy and that parking and driving fines can be collected.
I venture to suggest that the GC is not really "interested" in vehicles that:

Are registered in "Continental Europe" (e.g. Germany);
Have a license plate that looks a bit like a Spanish one;
Have the driving wheel on the left hand side of the car;
Are roaming the Mallorcan roads during the "high season".


In contrast, cars

Registered in another European island;
With a license plate that is "visibly different" from the "typical European model";
With the driving wheel on the right hand side of the car;
That are regularly on Mallorcan roads during the "low season"

Are likely to attract more attention/interest from the GC.

Just a personal opinion.
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Yeah all that ^^^ and now my teenage son has just told me that he wants to buy the old mini off me so I'll bring my silly car instead and go enjoy the MA10... I'm pretty sure the GC will want a word...or a ride?? ;-)

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