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Tuesday, May 22, 2018


1991 Honda Beat

Kei Car

657 cc

5 speed


Red with Zebra print seats (OEM)

VIN/Chassis Number - PP1-100925

Needs a new plastic rear window.

Financing Available. Please contact us for details. 844-523-2233 or sales@importavehicle.com

All vehicles are As/Is No warranty. These vehicles can not be registered in California until brought into California compliance. Please check all local laws for information on title and registration.

International Vehicle Importers sells in stock, landed, inspected cars over 25 years old at our dealership in California. We also provide the most informed and reliable importing service of Japanese (JDM) import cars, or other foreign automobiles over 25 years old, Show or Display, and race cars to the USA. In addition to importation, we can bring direct import vehicles into California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements.

Find Your Car - Looking for a car we don't have in stock? Looking at a car that will be legal in the future? We can help you find, buy, and legally import a vehicle to the USA. From Japan, to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, or anywhere else in the world. Fill out the form here. http://www.importavehicle.com/find-your-vehicle

Buying and Importing FAQ - http://www.importavehicle.com/faq-and-info

NHTSA -A motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old can be lawfully imported into the U.S. without regard to whether it complies with all applicable FMVSS.

EPA - If the vehicle is at least 21 years old, there are no EPA compliance requirements upon importation.

Right Hand Drive - http://www.gtrusablog.com/2014/04/is-it-legal-to-drive-right-hand-drive.html It is possible for a right-hand drive (RHD) vehicle to be manufactured in compliance with the FMVSS.

Direct Import (or Gray Market) vehicles are vehicles that were manufactured outside the United States for which the original manufacturer did not obtain California or Federal certification(1975 or newer vehicles). The EPA normally covers direct import vehicles under the ICI program, but if a vehicle is going to be registered in California, it needs to meet the California Direct Import requirements.

California has its own EPA called the ARB. Direct Import(or Gray Market) vehicles are vehicles, 1975 or newer, that were manufactured outside the United States for which the original manufacturer did not obtain California or Federal certification. The EPA normally covers direct import vehicles under the ICI program, but if a vehicle is going to be registered in California, it needs to meet the California Direct Import requirements. Any vehicle 1975 or newer needs to meet these standards otherwise it is not legal to register it in California. A vehicle model year 1975 or older doesn't need a smog(in use test) in California. 1975 would need to meet direct import requirements(FTP testing), but then would not need to be smogged after the initial direct import requirements are met. 1974 or older non USA spec vehicles need to meet EPA requirements per 40CFR Title 85, Subpart P on the date of 11/15/1972.

1976 or newer needs to be smogged in California every 2 years

1975 or newer must meet Direct Import requirements(FTP testing)

1974 or older exempt from smog but not direct import requirements

1968-1974 Vehicles need to meet EPA requirements per 40CFR Title 85, Subpart P 11/15/1972

1967 or older are exempt from testing/direct import requirements


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I Sep 1992 = Sep 2017

Toyota Supra MKIV - JZA80 - April 1993 = April 2018

Nissan Skyline R33 GTS and GTS-T - Aug 1993 = Aug 2018

Nissan Silvia S14 Oct 1993 = Oct 2018

Evolution II Jan 1994 = Jan 2019

Skyline GT-R R33 - Jan 1995 = Jan 2020

Evolution III Jan 1995= Jan 2020

Evolution IV Aug 1996 = Aug 2021

Evolution V Jan 1998 = Jan 2023

Silvia S15 Jan 1999 = Jan 2024

Skyline GT-R R34 - Jan 1999 = Jan 2024

Are you looking for a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R For Sale In the USA? We are legally allowed to import 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec- Early Edition, under the Show or Display exemption. http://www.importavehicle.com/vehicles/19/1999-nissan-skyline-gt-r

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1993 Toyota Supra - Jay Leno's Garage

Jay, along with Cody Walker, pays tribute to “The Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker with one of Paul’s favorite JDM cars.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CARB cracks down on Low Carbon Fuel Standard violators

Agency issues more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fines & penalties

Three energy companies have agreed to fines totaling $785,000 following investigations by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). All three companies violated provisions of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which is a critical part of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction efforts.
“The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is critical to California’s effort to fight the worst impacts of climate change, achieve its mandated GHG reductions, and to provide consumers with more clean fuel choices” said CARB Executive Officer Richard Corey. “It is not a new regulation and there is no good reason for compliance failures.”
  • SK Energy Americas agreed to a $395,000 penalty for failure to meet the carbon intensity target for 2014.
  • Alon USA and subsidiary, Paramount Petroleum have agreed to pay a $300,000 civil judgment for failure to accurately report fuel transactions.
  • Kern Oil & Refining agreed to a penalty of $90,000 and forfeiture of 15,838 LCFS credits for misreporting the type of low carbon fuel it sold (These credits are currently worth nearly two million dollars.)
CARB first approved the LCFS in 2010 with compliance starting in 2011. The LCFS requires that companies producing fuel for use in California lower the carbon in their production process 10 percent by 2020.
The regulation requires that fuel suppliers meet, on an annual basis, a clean fuel target for the vehicle fuels they sell in California. If an individual fuel they supply is below that annual target its carbon emissions are lower and it generates marketable credits for the producer; fuels above that number generate deficits. If producers are unable to supply enough low-carbon fuels in a year to meet the annual target, they must acquire credits from other fuel suppliers in the marketplace to make up the deficit. SK Energy Americas agreed to pay the $395,000 penalty because it failed to cover its deficit in 2014.
All producers are required to accurately report the types of fuel produced for sale in California and transactions for sale of that fuel. CARB took Alon and Paramount to court for their failure to accurately report its sales. Kern Oil was fined for inaccurate reporting of fuel type, and in addition to the fine CARB invalidated the credits associated with the misreported batches of fuel.
The LCFS is a tool critical to achieving California’s 2020 GHG emission reduction goal of a return to 1990 levels. It will also be important in reaching the legislatively mandated 2030 reduction goal of 40 percent below 1990 levels and 2050 target of reductions 40 percent below 2030 levels.
CARB is amending the LCFS starting in 2021 to require fuel producers to reduce emissions an additional 20 percent by 2030. The amendments will also bring more alternative fuels, such as jet fuels, into the program, and add a third-party verification program. Another amendment will create a variety of credits and partial credits for electric vehicle electrification to promote development of electric vehicle infrastructure called for in Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-48-18.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CARB fines two out-of-state transportation brokers for violations of Truck and Bus Regulation

SACRAMENTO – CARB has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failure to verify that trucks hired or dispatched for service were compliant with the state’s tough Truck and Bus regulation, and for not keeping adequate records as the law requires. 
“Any company that hires or dispatches trucks for operation in California must verify the compliance of those vehicles with California law,” said CARB Enforcement Chief Todd Sax.  “Failure to do so is a violation of law, and businesses that fail to comply should expect that they will get caught and pay the price.  We do everything in our power to protect Californians from high-polluting vehicles and their many negative health impacts, including enforcement of our strict laws.”
Diesel trucks are one of California’s biggest sources of air pollution. Because they are so durable, they can operate for decades and emit significant amounts of diesel pollution. The Truck and Bus Regulation requires all older heavy duty diesel trucks operating in California to be either retrofitted with soot filters or replaced with a 2010 or later model year engine in order to greatly reduce harmful emissions. 
The Truck and Bus Regulation also requires that a broker or motor carrier verify that a diesel truck is compliant with regulation requirements before they can hire or dispatch that vehicle.  This additional check is an important way to help ensure that compliant trucks are operating in California.
Marten Logistics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marten Transport based in Wisconsin, was fined $100,000 for not verifying that each truck hired or dispatched was compliant with California.  Of that amount, $75,000 has been directed to the state’s Air Pollution Control Fund to support for air quality research, and $25,000 to the Prescott Joseph Center for Community Enhancement to fund Northern County Breathmobile, a mobile unit that expands health care services to children with asthma in disadvantaged communities in Northern California.
Roadrunner Transportations Systems, also based in Wisconsin, also failed to verify compliance for each vehicle hired or dispatched and maintain records as required by the Truck and Bus Regulation.  The company agreed to pay $52,250 in penalties, including $27,250 to the Air Pollution Control Fund and $25,000 to California Safe Schools to fully fund their Ground Truthing project.  This project allows community members to locate and map facilities that could be potentially hazardous, and relay the info to CARB and the South Coast Air Quality Monitoring District for follow-up action.
Both Marten and Roadrunner have agreed to comply with all applicable terms of the Truck and Bus Regulation, and not operate or direct the operations of any vehicle subject to the regulation without verifying that each hired or dispatched vehicle is in compliance.  The companies have also agreed to accurate and timely records as required.
Diesel exhaust contains a variety of harmful gases and more than 40 other known cancer-causing compounds. In 1998, California identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other health problems.

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