Importing and titling "gray market" cars in the US?

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Post Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:21 pm

Has anyone here gone through the trouble of importing, titling and insuring a European or Japanese car that isn't imported by the manufacturer? Recently? Was it a pain? Did you have to fit anything special to it (lamps, cat, ecu, etc.)?

I've been looking all over the web, but I still can't figure out if there's any amount of money that could get a Clio Gordini RS or a C4 to Kentucky. I find it especially odd considering we don't have an emissions or safety inspection. Sure, you can go to the dealership and buy a German coupe, a British saloon, an Italian supercar or a Japanese Playstation-on-wheels, but no French hot hatches?
Loud idiot in red since 2010
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Post Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:08 pm

go to mexico and drive it across.
sticky667
 
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Post Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:41 pm

lol, ok, well that takes care of physically getting it here. Any thoughts on titling or insuring it, though?
Loud idiot in red since 2010
United States Grand Prix Club, because there's more to racing than NASCAR
jon-mullen
 
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