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#1 Old May 30th, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Importing/Obtaining a STATE LEGAL Skyline 33-34GTR?

Okay guys. Now before the flaming begins please at least read the post in its ENTIRETY first!

I have read countless posts on importing a Nissan Skyline to the US and I know that for all intents and purposes it is close to impossible to get a Fed legal Skyline here. I also know that Motorex is the ONLY place to get a FED legal Skyline and they are down for the count right now. All of this I know. I also know that you can import a Skyline as a Kit-Car or a show only car and get it here relatively easily. Of course however you have the obvious risk of having your car confiscated. I also realize that only an RI can import a car into the states. Once again ALL of this I know.

Now here is my issue:

I live in Atlanta, GA. In the state of GA it is very easy to register just about any vehicle as long as you have a title for the vehicle. That is the background.

Now what I am interested in is obtaining a STATE LEGAL Nissan Skyline 33-34GTR. I am not interested in obtaining a FED legal one. I just want to obtain a 33-34 Nissan Skyline GTR that I can register in the state of GA, even if I cant go register it in Cali and the sort. As stated above I realize that there is a risk to this, however it is one I am not too worried about. In the state of GA as long as your vehicle is registered legally the cops let you do damn near whatever you want. Also emissions are not going to be a problem for me as I will be registering it in a county without emission requirements. Essentially all that I need is a Nissan Skyline 33-34GTR and a title so that I can register it. That is the information on what I want to do. Now for my points/questions.

I will probably be financing a large portion of my vehicle through a finance company. Chances are it will be a specialty company that finances exotic/classic cars if I cant find a normal finance company that will finance a 95-2000 vehicle. I would assume, but want to make sure, that this would mean that I need to get the vehicle here in the US so that I can give the check to the seller. Or would it still be possible to import the vehicle and still have it financed?

If so, who are the best companies/RIís to get a STATE LEGAL 33-34GTR imported to me? I know there are countless scams online and companies that just take you for your money. I want to make sure that I am using a company with a reliable reputation. If the best/most cost effective way to get it done is as a kit car then that is fine as well. As I said, as long as I can get a title for it registering it is not a problem. I am just trying to figure out what the best way to do this is. Any specific company/RI recommendations would be appreciated. Be it Kit car or whole car.

Otherwise I would of course have to get one that is already in the states for finance purposes. What would be the best way to go about locating and obtaining one of these? From my research they are pretty hard to find. Most people are advertising MotRex cars and prices even if they may not really be Fed legal. I donít want to pay Motorex prices for one of these cars, especially when I only need it to be state legal.

Thank you very much for the help in advance guys. I know that the importation subject has been BEATEN to death however 99.9% of the topics are on FED legal vehicles not STATE legal vehicles. Feel free to offer any constructive comments and information. Anything that will help in my quest is greatly appreciated. On a side note, I have already located a number of specialty finance companies that finance exotic/classic cars, but if anyone has a specific finance company that will finance 95-2000 cars they would like to recommend I would greatly appreciate that as well, be it specialty or conventional. Once again thanks for the help, I truly do understand the difficulty and near impossibility of obtaining an FED legal Nissan Skyline 33-34GTR. However for the most part, as long as I can get one here to Atlanta with a title, I can easily make it STATE legal. Thanks.


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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.

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Has anyone heard of www.evolutionimports.com ? Are they just a scam or what?
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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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car taken away??? dont ever happen unless you have been vin swapping
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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.
OMG man the stuff your saying isnt event remotly correct
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I think that he needs to be told why MotorEx took a dump. It had NOTHING to do with cars not being available for testing....and as far as the owner splitting the country....take a ride out to the Compton County jailhouse and ask the owner why he is getting his turds stirred.
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I don't know to be honest, but he will be very lucky if he could land a job at McDonalds when it is all done and over with.
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Hi Celm! hows things?

I dont think anything will really come of the personal law suits against him regarding m/ex or the cars.....unless they find him guilty of all the cars that got supposedly "stolen"

If anything it will be the assault and extortion that will get him a sentance...maybe
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I think that you are right about that. He seems to have a bigger team of lawyers than O.J. I think that as long as he makes his court appearances he will side step doing any time.
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Wow! I had not heard about all of that. Thanks for correcting me guys. I only know what I have read in various articles. And through forums like this. You never know how correct that information is.

This case sounds similar to one that happened here in Wisconsin 8 years ago. A company was set up to be selling Corvettes under consignement, but was really just selling the cars and keeping the money. They made up new titles and never gave the real owners the money. The owner got caught, sentenced, and is now released. He owes over $3.5 million in restitution.

Here is the thing that amazes most people here. He pays back less than $100 per month. And he has a new business customizing cars.

On the subject of them law impounding a car illegally titled...do you think they would let you keep it? And even if they did, can you drive it from jail? Any way you look at it, messing with the laws in this way is a bad idea.

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perhaps the long arm of the law should also be talking to Hiro's silent financial partner also
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