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post #20 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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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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