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Damn. Nice... They even give information on how to contact them... It could possibly legit. But wouldn't be able to get it road legal.
 

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♣AsleepZ♣ said:
Damn. Nice... They even give information on how to contact them... It could possibly legit. But wouldn't be able to get it road legal.
Why Not???
 

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read just about every thread in this section and you'll answer that.
 

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meangreen200sx said:
Why Not???

R34 - OBDII emission problems.....


If you had proof that you were a racer or was a show junky there is possibility you could keep it for a while but if it ever got out on the street and ran your going to be locked up for a long time.... Hell in California if you tried it they'd probably take you around back and shoot you.
 

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SkylineR33gts said:
and after shooting you they would play a game of rock-scissors-paper to see who gets the car
Correction, to see who gets to crush the car. Because you know that's what they do now. Anyone caught street racing or driving an illegal car, they take the car. They used to auction them off, whereupon you had a chance to buy your car back. Now they just pull the parts off and crush the car, and sell the parts to somewhere. Mod shops or chop shops, who knows.
 

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If you had that kind of money to spend on a Skyline wouldn't it be more wise to just contact Nissan directly instead of paying 20K more for some company on ebay to deal with...
And it could be brought in under the Show or Display just like a McClaren F-1 or the Mercedes CLK-GTR and you wouldn't have to change much of anything.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/ShowDisplay/howtosd072003.html

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Nissan was even nice enough to include the contact information at the end of the Z-Tune presentation...

Contact
For More Information, please contact at

Nissan Motorsports International Co.,Ltd
Overseas Sales Department
Tel:81-3-3767-1930
Fax:81-3-3765-4023
Email: [email protected]

...in case any of you are considering the purchase of one.

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The thing with bringing it in as a show car is that you need to first prove you are only showing it (not too hard) but also it would need to be of some importance or historic significance to be allowed that way.
 

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SkylineR33gts said:
The thing with bringing it in as a show car is that you need to first prove you are only showing it (not too hard) but also it would need to be of some importance or historic significance to be allowed that way.
I would think the GTRs would have historical significance, but the government may not see it that way.
 

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I've you've got that kind of money to spend on a car, you're not going to eBay to buy it. Probably some cat living at his parents home plugging his website, *trying* to make a business out of selling parts on eBay and promoting himself. Look at his other auctions, its all *JDM* taillights, etc.
 

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SkylineR33gts said:
The thing with bringing it in as a show car is that you need to first prove you are only showing it (not too hard) but also it would need to be of some importance or historic significance to be allowed that way.
They are only producing 20 of them and that is one of the biggest criteria by the NHTSA...

VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY

In determining whether a vehicle is eligible for importation for show or display, NHTSA will consider the following factors, among others:

Whether a vehicle of the same make, model, and model year was manufactured and certified for sale in the United States.
Whether a vehicle of the same make, model, and model year has been determined eligible for importation pursuant to 49 CFR Part 593.
Whether the vehicle is currently in production.
Whether more than 500 of the vehicles were produced.
Whether the vehicle is a kit car, replica, or special construction vehicle.

If the answer to any of the above is affirmative, you should not expect NHTSA to grant permission for importation. If the answer to item 4 is affirmative, the applicant must establish that the vehicle is of exceptional technological and/or historical significance.

ON-ROAD USE

A vehicle eligible for Show or Display may receive NHTSA approval to be driven on the highway. The odometer must not register more than 2,500 miles in a 12-month period. NHTSA approval of limited on-road use is to allow the vehicle to be driven to and from nearby displays of similar automobiles. Another reason permission is granted is to maintain the vehicle’s engine, braking, lighting, and other dynamic systems in good working order. The vehicle is still required to meet EPA requirements. If the original engine in the vehicle will be replaced with a non-original engine to meet EPA requirements, it must be identified in your application since it may impact on the technological or historical significance of the vehicle.


As you can see it certainly will pass all of these qualifications which the guy bringing one to the US will more than likely use as well.

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good god that car just makes me shiver in my shoes! just looking at it scares me! that must be an absolute horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and it seems to be 100% legit!
Note: This listing is restricted to pre-approved bidders or buyers only.
^im happy to see that.
 

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Joel said:
Im sure you could import it for collection.
Kinda like Paul Walker did with his R34. That car is totally top notch everything, too bad it's not legal.......
 

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Kinda like Paul Walker did with his R34. That car is totally top notch everything, too bad it's not legal.......
its still kinda ricy tho...........but id take it :thumbup: but im sure he got it because he was the star of f and the f, and since it was his car in the movie blah blah, it would be harder for you or I to do that.
 

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1.6pete said:
its still kinda ricy tho...........but id take it :thumbup: but im sure he got it because he was the star of f and the f, and since it was his car in the movie blah blah, it would be harder for you or I to do that.
Actually no, that was not his R34. He only drove that in the movie. His R34 would beat the snot out of that pretender. Tomei Genesis Stage 3 crate engine, Twin HKS ballbearing turbos, OS Geiken 6 speed sequential trans, 15 inch titanium rotors in front with 8 piston Brembo calipers, 14s in the rear with 4 psiton calipers......That car is just plain sick. The car in the movie was an R34 barely a shadow of it's former self, it had even been converted to RWD because a full ATESSA-ETS system would not allow the car to slide in the race scenes.
 

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GTES-t said:
The 20 redone Nismo Z-Tunes are rare enough that they can quality for the show car importation. One has already been bought by an American, here's that news in the car and driver release that was done:
http://caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=31&article_id=9092

And here's Nismo's official information:
http://www.nismo.co.jp/Z-tune/index.html

they cant qualify as a show car, because it doesnt have any significant technical features, and it can already be made legal by an RI.

and one hasnt been bought been bought by an american...if so they are stupid. you guys already know the situation with hiro.
 
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