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Old 09-07-2005, 03:08 PM   #91
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Re: Would this work to import?

its not the fact that its not a 100k car, but if they can afford a lambo, they can afford a line.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:36 AM   #92
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Hm... well Importing the skyline is not a problem.. there are ways.. not saying legal but there are many ways.. The problem is getting it registered here in the states.. no way in hell i am paying 10k plus to legalize a vehicle...
I called a customs agent in az... and he says it would not be worth my money to import it here... aahah.. he also gave me the websites to the dot ect where I could get all of the info to "legalize the car", and then strongly suggested it was a waste of money.. I emailed them and have a 2 pg email telling me what needed to be done. (it took 3 weeks and 28 phone calls but they did it). IT seems truly simple ( this is for the the few the do let in legally). I actually have one in the us but its not registered it just sits there and looks nice until I take it out on my private property. its a GTS... nothing to crazy.. I frequent the UK.. and have one over there as well... they are not hard to get here but almost impossible to legalize. I know of a few here as well, they are not legal either.. one is here on a show car/track car title.. they had to provide a one year show schedual as well as proof of attending ect. The only other way I have seen a skyline get in, is via kit car.. shell sent here then the engine ect, and then the interior.. gets here and put it back, easier said then done but still it has been done.. AND legalized.. only 5000 miles a yr allowed onto the car but if your buying them then you should have the money for 3 or for .. or just pull the od until the next inspection...
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:57 AM   #93
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Re: Would this work to import?

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they did it).I know of a few here as well, they are not legal either.. one is here on a show car/track car title.. they had to provide a one year show schedual as well as proof of attending ect.
This is a temporary import. Its not for legalizing the car. Actually you are not allowed to register the car, and you are not allowed to drive it on the street unless you get permission.


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The only other way I have seen a skyline get in, is via kit car.. shell sent here then the engine ect, and then the interior.. gets here and put it back, easier said then done but still it has been done.. AND legalized.. only 5000 miles a yr allowed onto the car but if your buying them then you should have the money for 3 or for .. or just pull the od until the next inspection...
5000 miles a year on a kit car ? Is this an insurance thing ? Or is it a title requirement for a kit car in Arizona. No such federal rule exists as far as I know. No such rule exists in California for kit cars.

The thing about kit cars is if a vehicle -aka one thats been titled in another country, is taken apart to avoid import regulations...aka take it apart to get it around importation laws, it is still subject to the clean air act. Importing a vehicle with the engine removed, and then reassembling it, is a violation of the clean air act.

http://www.epa.gov/oms/imports/index.htm

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"Motor vehicles" must comply with the Clean Air Act and may not be disassembled nor purchased in a disassembled form for the purposes of evading the Clean Air Act or the Imports regulations. In these situations the kit car body/chassis combination must be certified by the manufacturer, must be in a configuration which was previously certified by EPA subject to the guidelines discussed at "2" above or, in the case of an importation, an EPA form 3520-1 must be filed at the port of entry and the vehicle imported by an eligible ICI who must ensure that the kit car body/chassis complies with all applicable emission requirements. At the present time, there are no ICIs eligible to import kit cars.
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Except with regard to kit vehicles meeting the guidelines at "2" above; an individual or firm that assembles kits for hire or resale, that produces assembled kit cars for resale or that produces complete kit car packages for resale will be considered to be a manufacturer of new motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act. Such manufacturers and their vehicles are subject to all applicable regulations under the Act including civil penalties of up to $25,000 per vehicle for each new motor vehicle distributed in commerce, sold, offered for sale, or introduced, or delivered for introduction, into commerce, unless such vehicle is covered by a certificate of conformity issued by EPA."
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:39 PM   #94
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""""This is a temporary import. Its not for legalizing the car. Actually you are not allowed to register the car, and you are not allowed to drive it on the street unless you get permission.""""


I meant to imply that you can only take it to shows and the track.. that is what I was going for.. as for the kit car... if I buy a shell and have it shipped here.. then purchase a skyline engine in america.. and rebuild it would that make a difference.. I am not saying it was illegal I just know some people who have it registered as a kit car....and thats what they did. I CERTAINLY dont know 50% of what I would like to know about a skyline and all the rules and regs, but this seems to be one of the reasonable ideas I have come upon!
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:25 PM   #95
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" if I buy a shell and have it shipped here.. then purchase a skyline engine in america..
A shell - used to be a motor vehicle ? Yes or no ? At one time it was registered as a motor vehicle in some country ?

"Motor vehicles" must comply with the Clean Air Act and may not be disassembled nor purchased in a disassembled form for the purposes of evading the Clean Air Act or the Imports regulations. In these situations the kit car body/chassis combination must be certified by the manufacturer, must be in a configuration which was previously certified by EPA subject to the guidelines discussed at "2" above or, in the case of an importation, an EPA form 3520-1 must be filed at the port of entry and the vehicle imported by an eligible ICI who must ensure that the kit car body/chassis complies with all applicable emission requirements. At the present time, there are no ICIs eligible to import kit cars.
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:49 PM   #96
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hmm well I am sure there is a way around that.. making it not a shell but just short of one.. I mean I can get them here illegaly no problem.. but ya thats no fun I appreciate your input here..-mat
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:35 PM   #97
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Do what that one guy did. Take a shell and put a V12 in it =] I thought bout it from time to time.. pretty sick
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:19 PM   #98
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Re: Would this work to import?

what about talking the car aprt and shipping it in pieces then say its a kit car?
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:33 PM   #99
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Not goin to work guy. Its a half ass job. Its kinda and kinda not legal. Depends on who you ask or where youre at.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:56 PM   #100
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what about talking the car aprt and shipping it in pieces then say its a kit car?
Specifically prohibited by the Clean Air Act.

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/kitcar.htm

""Motor vehicles" must comply with the Clean Air Act and may not be disassembled nor purchased in a disassembled form for the purposes of evading the Clean Air Act or the Imports regulations. In these situations the kit car body/chassis combination must be certified by the manufacturer, must be in a configuration which was previously certified by EPA subject to the guidelines discussed at "2" above or, in the case of an importation, an EPA form 3520-1 must be filed at the port of entry and the vehicle imported by an eligible ICI who must ensure that the kit car body/chassis complies with all applicable emission requirements. At the present time, there are no ICIs eligible to import kit cars."
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:58 PM   #101
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then what would be a cheap way to import a car and it be legal as a daily driver?
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:47 PM   #102
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then what would be a cheap way to import a car and it be legal as a daily driver?
There is not one. Just because you want it, doesn't mean you get to have it.

If its cheap its not legal. And if its legal, its not cheap.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:18 AM   #103
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Emissions standards don't really do much to protect the overall environment anyway, do they? I mean, as long as the car exists, it will make the same amount of pollution.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:08 AM   #104
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Do what that one guy did. Take a shell and put a V12 in it =] I thought bout it from time to time.. pretty sick
did the guy just keep the v12 in it till he got it registered then put the regular motor in or keep the v12 in??
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:29 AM   #105
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Re: Would this work to import?

not to go bahing the skyline(it's a great car and all) but arent there cars in america that can do exactly the same thing. get u from point a to point b. give u 330hp(that's what i'll call it as) and has awd or rwd.

the only alluring thing about the skyline is, you can't have it. and like everyone has said to me what you cant have maks you wanna have it. like that brand new 997(911) turbo i saw yesterday. i want it, but can't get it
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