And somebody already completed the annoying US import procedures.
Importing a car not originally designated for the US can and likely will be a bureaucratic nightmare. Many have tried, some have succeeded, and plenty have seen their foreign-built dream cars confiscated and stashed away in some government garage. It must totally suck. But now one guy managed to import a 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 NISMO to the US, and now he’s selling it on eBay. The ad looks pretty legitimate, with a copy of the Show and Display exemption document posted.
Basically, this exemption allows vehicles that were never originally certified for the US to be imported and be exempt from NHTSA/Department of Transportation requirements. However, there seems to be a bit of a catch. It can only be driven up to 2,500 miles a year until 2015. That’s when it’ll turn 25 years old, at which time it will be exempt entirely from mileage requirements. The seller claims the car is in relatively solid shape, considering its age. There are a few flaws that need attention, but the car still runs great. It currently sits on a set of R34 GT-R wheels, and the stock wheels are included in the sale. Just 560 NISMO R-32s were built, and only 500 were sold to the public. The price reserve hasn’t been met, and the top bid price is currently $28,000.