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Old 07-29-2009, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: The foreign vehicle importing and legalizing information thread.

Originally Posted by qualityauto View Post
the only way i know to get a skyline in and legally register it is to do it via canada. you got to hook up with a canadian resident who will import the car there first. next, he registers it in canada then sells it to you. you will be able to register it like any other car. you will have to pay some tax crossing the border with the car, but its not much. i've seen three skylines sold at dealer auctions in the last 10 years with legal paperwork.
"How About Bringing it in Through Canada?
There are a number of Skylines in Canada, and many pop up for sale from time to time. However, Skylines don't count under the Canadian Market category as they were never originally manufactured for exportation to the Canadian market. Thus these vehicles will be processed the same as a vehicle imported from Japan. Of course, with them simply being a "border away" it would be far easier for a Canadian Skyline to enter the gray market. Still, US Customs will have the final say at the border, and the buyer risks seizure of their vehicle."
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:39 PM
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Definetaly a good fight, wish it was easier to get those highend skyline type cars in the states.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:12 PM
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if someone really wants a registered legalized skyline go to www.modifiedcartrader.com
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: The foreign vehicle importing and legalizing information thread.

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if someone really wants a registered legalized skyline go to www.modifiedcartrader.com
more crap..
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: The foreign vehicle importing and legalizing information thread.

Good read,
I think it just be less of a hassle to either build it here or buy something else like a JDM spec EVO or Supra.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:14 PM
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good read

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:38 PM
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hey........................nobody cares what you like
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:50 PM
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I'm thinking about picking up this FD soon but there's one issue. It was imported from Japan in 05 and has been a track car and never titled or registered anywhere in the states. Its was built for everything but only saw 1/4 mile a few times. The car is in immaculate condition with just under 50k miles. Nothing has been converted its all kilometers etc... Whatsunami the best way to go about this transfer without killing my wallet along with minimum stress??
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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Federal wise, its not gonna be legal. If I remember correctly, only 93 FDs are legally importable. More than likely, this car was imported as a parts car and the feds are closing off that loop hole right now. You can get it state registered but if the feds pick up on it, they can confiscate the car and crush it. Just ask the guy from Wisconsin who just lost his two GTRs.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:55 AM
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2 years till the R32 turns 25... Just wait and they'll all be legal soon enough
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