Full Dealership Facilities

Warranties

American cars are incredibly reliable but it is important to have a warranty that you can rely on in the event of a problem. We work with Warranty Solutions Group to give you peace of mind when you buy your next vehicle.

Part Ex

We offer part exchange on European and American cars. We have an unparalleled network of trade partners and we can usually meet your expectations of value.

HPI and Carfax

All of our used vehicles come with and HPI check and, if from the States, a Carfax as well. The Carfax check is the US equivalent of the HPI check and shows if a vehicle has been previously damaged in the States. Sadly, an awful lot of used American vehicles offered for sale in the UK have been issued with salvage titles in the US. Our comprehensive checks ensure that no such cars will be sold by us.

Finance

Our core business, you will have noticed, is not finance. But many of our customers are naturally interested in a finance agreement as part of their business with us.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Creative Funding Solutions Limited, a credit broker fully licensed and regulated by the FCA, licence no 631176, to offer you a wide panel of over 50 different funders should you require any funding at all. In fact, although we’re happy for you to find your own funding solution, we simply wouldn’t refer you to anyone else!

They act as a broker and not a lender, and can introduce you to a panel of lenders and their products but do not offer advice or a recommendation. Whilst they do not charge you a fee for their services they will typically receive commission at a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow, and they will pass on some of this commission to us for the referral. Some lenders they work with could pay commission at different rates and Creative Funding Solutions may have some influence over the interest rate and this can impact the amount you pay under the agreement you choose. If you ask them what they will earn they will tell you.

MCP Shipping Limited, trading as 51st State Autos, is acting as a credit broker and not a lender and is authorised to do so by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our Firm Reference Number is 650912 and you can find us on the Financial Services Register.

Servicing and Maintenance

Wherever you are in the country, we have supplied cars to your area! We therefore have a network of garages and technicians that have been tried and tested by existing customers and we can put you in touch with them. If you are local to us then we can carry out most jobs in house.

Complete Customisation Service

Very few of the cars and trucks we supply go out to customers without some form of customisation.

Over the past 20 years we have installed twin turbo kits and superchargers, lift kits of varying heights – some quite sensible, others quite ridiculous! Body kits, wheels, tonneau covers, vinyl wraps, power booster software upgrades, uprated brake kits, heavy duty towing kits, light bars, custom stereo installations and a multitude of other accessories and enhancements.

We work only with US and UK companies that we trust and can advise what works and what doesn’t from our own experience. There are some truly remarkable products out there but there are also some absolutely awful ones and we will help guide you through the minefield.

We have a parts delivery from the States every week and therefore can source whatever you need quickly and efficiently.

Fastest Delivery Times

Whether we are importing your car from Europe or from the States, we have exclusive guaranteed shipping timescales. We have, over the past decade, developed relationships with the largest shipping lines to ensure we do not get “bumped” i.e. – our booking is cancelled due to overbooking of the vessel. This allows us to confidently predict exactly when a vehicle is going to land in the UK.

We always keep customers informed along the way and ensure that if there are any unforeseen delays due to weather or other unpredictable events, these are reported to the customer immediately.

Competitive and Transparent

We understand that price is a major consideration when it comes to deciding which company to use to source your new American Car. We also understand that you want a complete price that includes everything so that there are no surprises. Unlike every other supplier we quote a price that includes

1/  All UK taxes and duties.
2/ All shipping costs.
3/ UK IVA test preparation costs.
4/ Full European warranty.
5/ Conversion of US Sat Nav.

We believe in complete transparency so we are happy to break down the price we charge and show you our costs so that you can see that our profit margins are very fair. We cannot always guarantee to be the cheapest but where we are more expensive there is always a valid reason that we will discuss with you. Ultimately the quality of the service and the guarantee of condition are probably more important than a small price difference.