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Old 05-13-2016, 01:43 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience importing a European VIN car?

As I understand it, 25+ year old vehicles can be imported and get exempted from most state inspections since they're so old. Can I import a 1990 car with a European VIN and register it problem-free? I figure the laws vary state-by-state, but in general, there's nothing precluding it from being possible, right? It's just the number of hoops to jump through, right?
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:31 PM   #2
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As I understand it, 25+ year old vehicles can be imported and get exempted from most state inspections since they're so old. Can I import a 1990 car with a European VIN and register it problem-free? I figure the laws vary state-by-state, but in general, there's nothing precluding it from being possible, right? It's just the number of hoops to jump through, right?
My understanding is, yes.

There are a number of companies that can help you navigate the red tape.

What are you looking to import?
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My understanding is, yes.

There are a number of companies that can help you navigate the red tape.

What are you looking to import?
I'll be moving back to the states around 2018... kinda kicking around the idea of buying a 93 Caterham now, driving it around Europe for 2 years, then having it shipped back (no cost to me), and registering it in the U.S. No companies needed for shipping purposes... just wondering if registration is going to be a PITA.

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Old 05-13-2016, 02:47 PM   #4
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As this is a track car why would you even register it for street use?
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As this is a track car why would you even register it for street use?
I doubt any track would let me take this thing on it... this would be my weekend street toy.
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Why don't you just call your state's dmv and ask?
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25+ right? isn't that how it works with all of the skylines? Plus you're planning on driving it for 2 years anyway, so if you decide it's not worth the effort to ship it just sell it there.
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Get a rotus, they have a large showing at most track days.
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