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Re: If you wanted a car BAD enough....
> I'm not suggesting anyone goes out and tries to do this, but is this
something that could potentially be done?
I have a friend who lives in Grass Valley, CA and he owns a pair of Buick
Grand National GNXs ... one is bone stock and is fully licensed, insured and
emission tested. The other one puts out 700hp and isn't even remotely street
legal but a few minutes with a screwdriver swapping plates and -- voila! --
he's got a street car. Reckless and irresponsible? Sure ... but he's never
been caught despite getting two speeding tickets over the past eight years
and he can easily afford to pay for any damage he might cause in an accident
or fines he might receive from the police or DMV.
I also know somebody here in Arizona who imported a racecar from Germany and
eventually got it licensed for street use by registering it in some generally
rural state (North Dakota?) as a homebuilt then transferring the registration
to Arizona ... with full-time AWD, it's only required to pass an idle test
for emissions. As for insurance, he only had to post a bond (a $20k CD, I
think) with the DMV to get an SR22 card so he's minimally legal.
Neither solution is particularly elegant but where there's a will, there's a