Apparently with enough money, you can bring in as many illegal R34s as you want.
I bet his car collection is badass. I’ve heard of this guy and no doubt he’s got some great investments going on there.
I think it’s due to federal vs state/local so I see it as two different processes to import the car. First is the federal import through customs which is most concerning because it’s likely the federal government will seize the car regardless if it is or isn’t registered to whatever state you live in. As for the state they probably don’t care as much as the feds would. Keep in mind the federal government controls all of customs so even if you could get the state to be fine with you garaging the car it won’t be fine in the feds point of view. Some people will have the car stored in Canada and then import once it’s 25 years old to speed up the shipping/delivery process.So school me here, as someone who has gone through the process you've probably looked into this more closely. Why can't the car be shipped to the US and held locally in private storage (aka your garage), kept in your garage till its legal. Isn't the legality issue with public road use and registration?
If the car were never used on public roads, never registered, and only transported to/from events on private property wouldn't that technically be legal?
I'm considering its use case like I would a "race car". Its not illegal to own a NASCAR, even if its illegal to drive it on public roads. But nothing illegal about towing it to say Road America, doing an even there, and transporting it back to storage.
This is true. Florida would let you title and plate a sea turtle if one were so inclined to rip one down the freeway.Getting it past the state is fairly easy, as seen by all the illegal ones floating around. You can get away with it but if youre caught by the feds, game over....and they dont fuck around.
It is frustrating to see people importing them illegally. The car is an icon and they basically just decide to make it illegal forever, with the risk of it being scrapped. They're just making it harder and more expensive for US consumers to buy a legal r34.Met this guy today at C&C. Was a vspec2 car in white. Very clean. First time I’ve ever been able to sit in one of these and man it felt right. Got some good insight into the import and registration process. I’ll still be waiting to bring mine in though
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