Mr. Hull bids adieu to the s//S2
t44tqtro at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 16:50:46 EDT 2005
Have you tried to get Audi of America to send you an affidavit stating
that the S2 is significantly similar to a US-spec car (forget the
official name of the document)? Good luck.
The rad support and some other parts are significantly different from the CQ.
Cars older than 25 yrs. are now virtually unrestricted.
Have you even ever talked to an RI about doing this? It's not as
simple as you make it out to be.
On 6/17/05, Chris Hall <badcomrade at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well like I said, that car is pretty much the exact same body that was
> used on the U.S. Coupe Quattro, so as far as that part is concerned
> (which is a big part), that shouldn't have stopped it from coming in
> since they were approved for U.S. roads.
> The only other 3 things I can think of that can stop a car from being
> imported are: #1 the manufacturer decided they don't want to
> #2 something was on the car that didn't allow it to meet U.S.
> emissions specs (and could be modded / detuned to allow it to pass
> #3 there were some DOT safety issues... type of headlights, and all
> the other minor stupid crap that has to be changed for the U.S. market
> which again, could probably also be taken care of for way way less
> than $30,000.
> I've seen TONS of cars here in the Chicago area that were never
> imported in to the US for one reason for another, so it's not like
> it's a wild idea... I was behind a right hand drive E type today on
> Lake Shore Drive in fact lol.
> Plus like I said, every once in a while one of the Quattro Sports in
> this country go up for sale (usually around $90,000-$100,000) so that
> would have been easier (and waaay more of an investment) than paying
> someone to do all those mods he had done to make a "better than
> average" S2. Not to mention it'd smoke the S2 lol
> On 6/17/05, Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If the car is not importable, then it really doesn't matter what the
> > car costs outside of the US (for people in the US, that is).
> > Taka
> > On 6/17/05, Chris Hall <badcomrade at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > So he stopped counting at $60,000 to make a "fake" S2. If the -real-
> > > S2's are going for $10,000 - $15,000 U.S. What would it cost to
> > > import it here and have it made DOT legal? Certainly not $60,000....
> Chris Hall
> badcomrade at gmail.com
> "making girls cry since 1974"
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