In Reply to: Re: What? posted by Gilbert on September 28, 1999 at 14:59:16:
the exemption is for DOT only, not EPA - the car still has to meet emissions for year of manufacture. the wording of the autoweek article suggested you'd have to convince the feds on a case-by-case basis why a car should be allowed in (technical or historical merit, not otherwise available in a similar car legally imported here). they certainly wouldn't let you import more than one of the same car, and will probably get real inquisitive if you wanted to bring in more than a couple total.
but if you always wanted to own a mclaren f1, now you can (it's just a matter of a few dollars).
: Recently changed law that allows import of certain vehicles. I think the wording refers to limited production, technologically noteworthy...It also states something about the manufacturer never previously importing the car. (F40 is out.) Euro M3, Skyline, ImprezzaWRC, Cosworth RS wouldn't fall into the catagory--you couldn't slip a 996 GT3 in either. The stipulation is that the car is for 'show' and can only be driven 2500 miles or less a year. All the information was in a Autoweek a few weeks back.