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Originally Posted by my93Pathfinder
I just added your site to my IE favorites list. Hopefully you will be around in a few years when I have the money saved up for this. I'll have to get my '05 STi Impreza paid off first! Haha.
Originally Posted by sweet3rdgen
This is what I have read on the subject. Anyone is free to correct any mis-knowledge that I have gained.
Motorex WAS the only company importing Skylines. They took a few R33's and R32's and sacrificed them to the feds to meet saftey criteria. When the feds were happy with the testing, Motorex started importing. That only lasted a short time and only a few were imported and titled. Then Motorex stopped importing. Many have started rumors that the CEO took the money and split the country. What I have read is that The federal government was told that not all Skylines meet the same safety standards (namely R34's are different than the previous models) and the feds stepped in and Motorex could import no more without more testing. No body was willing to sacrifice more cars, so importing stopped.
A few companies have said that they will be importing them soon. But none have actually done it. (I don't know anything about R1 or Evolution Imports)
You can import Skylines to this country for racing or showing but cannot title them for being licensed to be street driven.
Canada can bring in cars 15 or more years old. They still have to pass testing.
There are a few Skylines stateside that have been titled and licensed. Every once in a while one shows up for sale in the back of Modified magazine or on ebay. Expect to pay $60,000 - $100,000. That is your best bet.
I wouldn't try the " only need to be state legal, not fed legal" thing. Unless you just have money to throw away. Not only are you going to eventually get fined but your car WILL be taken away. I wouldn't play with the government at that level. Bad idea.
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