peteroldracer wrote:“As owning/driving without the owner a non E.S car is illegal as a spanish resident
I am beginning to wonder if this is one of those urban myths, as time and again one reads of celebs having cars at their houses all round the globe? Surely owning anything - except something like a gun - should not be illegal. If it was my car the owner would if course be in the car...it is just a question of it being road legal - taxed, tested and insured?[/quote]
Definitely not a myth.
My post from 11 April explains it
I am not sure you are correct
I keep a car in Greece, at my summer house there, but I live in Ireland. Can the Greek authorities oblige me to register it in Greece?
NO — They can't, since you are not permanently resident in Greece. But they can stop you from renting out your car or even lending it to Greek residents. Your car can be driven by you, visiting relatives or friends — but by Greek residents only if you are on board. You may find it difficult to insure an Ireland registered car in Greece.
So I think it means that it can only be driven by a Spanish resident if the owner is on board, plus there is the problem of getting a UK insurer to insure a car that will be out of the country for long periods.