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Probably an RB25DETT and SR20DET. Just a guess.

You can also import a car for racing purpose only. In both cases (show and race), you can't drive them on the streets.

The U.S. only lets you import certain vehicles also. I'll get a link to the laws...

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http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/

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for those with questions about bringing in something.

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http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/infreque...nal_vehicle.xml

Read this carefully. There are links provided on the right column for EPA and DOT forms. One of the bottom paragraphs of this directive states that importations still require the 3520 and HS-7 forms.

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And here&#39;s a list of states with Customs offices. Your best bet is once you&#39;re serious and you have a VIN of the car you want, contact the manufacturer to get a letter of compliance from them, then contact the Customs office closest to you that can handle a car importation. The cargo office is the place you&#39;d want to contact.

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And here&#39;s a list of states with Customs offices. Your best bet is once you&#39;re serious and you have a VIN of the car you want, contact the manufacturer to get a letter of compliance from them, then contact the Customs office closest to you that can handle a car importation. The cargo office is the place you&#39;d want to contact.

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Another site I found that&#39;s well written in layman terms.

http://www.buyclassiccars.com/import.asp

Read it carefully, especially the section titled:

VEHICLE IMPORTATION GUIDELINES
(Imported from a country other than Canada)

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http://www.buyclassiccars.com/import.asp

Read it carefully, especially the section titled:

VEHICLE IMPORTATION GUIDELINES
(Imported from a country other than Canada)

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Just trying to help everyone out and centralize the info. Happy hunting!

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On the issue of the EPA form 3520-1 and importing cars, there are several sections that you can check off.

EPA exempted vehicles use code M (Canadian) or E (21 years or older).

Excluded vehicles use code L (racing vehicle) but an EPA letter of approval must be attached, and code W (non chassis mounted engine) which still needs an EPA certificate (probably to show that it meets emmissions).

Temporary Imports use code G (imported for repair or alteration) which requires a Customs bond that covers at least the full value, and code K (imported for display) which also needs a bond.

Some of these codes are explicit in the fact that you cannot register the car for usage on public roads.

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