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Friday, August 26, 2016

1989 Nissan Pao for sale in Long Beach and Ontario(USA)

1989 Nissan Pao for sale in Long Beach and Ontario(USA): This 1989 Nissan Pao is for sale at International Vehicle Importers. . Come visit the used car dealership of International Vehicle Importers. in Long Beach and Ontario(USA) , CA and check out this used car for sale.

Monday, August 22, 2016

How Many MotoRex Nissan Skyline GT-R?

Mr. Kamil Nieznany asked the question about how many MotoRex R33 existed, here is the most complete answer we can come up with. 

For the first time, we actually went though our lists of chassis numbers and counted how many Nissan Skylines, and Skyline GT-R's were imported and federalized by MotoRex.  These two lists, while mostly complete are missing a few cars- probably around 20.  We have 102 chassis numbers on our two lists.

The most popular car during MotoRex's time was the R33 GT-R.  The R33's were produced from 1995 to 1998, with an early, middle, and late configuration.  We show 57 R33, all models, with the majority being GT-R.  The actual number is probably around 65-70 including a couple cars from G&K, JK, and US Specs.

The next most popular car imported by MotoRex under VCP-17 was the R32 GT-R.  The 1989-1991 R32 GT-R are now over 25 years old, and legal to be imported to the US, exempt from FMVSS requirements.  The R32 GT-R were produced 1989-1994.  MotoRex imported around 34 all model R32 according to our chassis number lists.  Total federalized for the USA, was probably near 40 on the R32.

That leaves the R34 Nissan Skyline GTR, which was produced 1999 to 2002. There were 11 R34 GT-R federalized by MotoRex according to our lists. Although we know of at least one more car not on this list with a bond release.

R32 ~34 cars
R33 ~57 cars
R34 ~11 cars
Total of about 102, although we have heard the actual number was about 120 cars.

How Did You Get an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R?

Midnight Purple II R34 GT-R. Show or Display For Sale

Another recent question about importation and Nissan Skylines. I don't see how you got an R34 there how did you even get it past US inspection"

First off, there is no inspection per se.  Vehicles that are imported to the US, are required to come though US Customs and Border Protection.  This is what CBP protection does in a snapshot. 

CBP secures America’s borders at and between ports of entry by stopping inadmissible people and illicit goods. CBP’s offices of Field Operations, Border Patrol, and Air and Marine Operations represent the largest federal law enforcement agency

Every shipment is electronically filed with CBP, and this documentation is part of what allows the shipping companies to release the cargo. If the documentation is forged, or false, and a physical examination of the goods/container at the port does not occur, then the black market, or contraband cargo could be released. 

We have people ask us all the time about vehicles, that were not legally imported. It happens, there are a lot of shipments that come to the US, out of the thousands and thousands of containers that come in some will slip though.  

Just because someone snuck something though the border, it doesn't make that item legal.  Is my imported car legal? 

Vehicles that are imported to the US, must meet certain requirements based on the model year, or year of manufacture.  The NHTSA or DOT governs Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, or safety items. The EPA governs emissions related items. 

The NHTSA document is called an HS7. The EPA document is called a 3520-1. 

Example of an HS7

Example of a 3520-1

CBP says on a typical day they process :

» 72,179 truck, rail, and sea containers
» 282,252 incoming privately owned vehicles

So they will miss a few of the illegally imported cars.

However in the case of the R34 GT-R, this question was about, it was a race car, built by Nissan as a racecar, with permission from the NHTSA, and EPA to be legally and permanently imported to the US. 

One other way to legally import an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R to the US, is though the Show or Display exemption.  Contact International Vehicle Importers for more information.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Can You Import An R35 GT-R Now, and Keep it Until Its 25 Years Old?

Can You Import An R35 GT-R Now, and Keep it Until Its 25 Years Old? (question asked during a Facebook live video session)

We will assume that you mean an R35 that was produced for another market, other than the USA. It might be left hand drive, it might be right hand drive.  The R35 was first sold in 2007 in Japan.

Want the simple or complex answer?

Simple - No
Complex - Look below

The importation of the vehicle is the first stoppage. In order to be legally and permanently imported to the USA, the vehicle be it an R35, S14, STI, Evo, or Supra, needs to be either over 25 years old, on the Show or Display list, or on the list of Non conforming vehicles capable of being modified to meet US FMVSS requirements. In addition to the NHTSA work, if under 21 years old, the vehicle needs to meet EPA requirements and testing.  In addition some states have their own requirements for registration and title.

The complex answer is, that it is possible, however the vehicle would have to be petitioned, and brought into NHTSA and EPA compliance. This work, if the vehicle is right hand drive, could involve crash testing.

Understand the 25 year old rule - MotoIQ

Show or Display - Only for special vehicles, less than 500 produced

List of Non-Conforming Vehicles That Are Eligible for Importation by a Registered Importer

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