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Re: NHTSA making it easier to import to USA!
----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Andrews <email@example.com>
To: Dupree, Jim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Where did you find this rule? Or for that fact other NHTSA rules?
> '99 A4 2.8Q (soon to be supercharged)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dupree, Jim <email@example.com>
> To: 'qlist' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 7:40 PM
> Subject: NHTSA making it easier to import to USA!
> > Interesting short in this weeks Autoweek. The US government put in
> > (Aug. 13) and new rule on import vehicle to the US that does not
> > safety standards. If the car is less than 25 years old an individual
> > and importer or dealer) can import for "Show or Display" without
> > to US safety standards. If it is sold before it is 25 years old it
> > be sold to an individual and it can not be driven more than 2500
> > year. The car still has to meet emission standards. It requires
> > approval and the government can inspect the vehicle anytime they
> > The trick is that to get prior approval you must "persuade" the
> > the vehicle is of significant "Technical or Historical" value and it
> > not be something the manufacture previously imported. The example
> > is you could not import an F50 but you could import a McLaren F1 or
> > Porsche 959. None of this will help anyone import say a 1987 urq or
> > but it does open up possibilities. I guess the key will be how much
> > technology differences there needs to be from a similar model that
> > imported or if you can make a case for historical significance, i.e.
> > by ???? It is obvious that the rule is very subjective and up to the
> > discretion of those that must be "persuaded".