Friday, October 12, 2012

1999 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 V-SPEC Early Model Limited Edition - Approved

Edited June 4, 2016

We finally figured out what this R34 Vspec Early Model, Limited Edition is, Midnight Purple II R34.

Once we got the information, spoke with the NHTSA, we started making moves to make the car a reality. The hard side of this car is the EPA/OBD II compliance.  Since we have been working closely with the lab on California legal R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R's, we convinced them to bring a 1999 R34 GT-R into compliance.

Once we had that OK, we moved onto locating a car. The first one we found was a good one.  1999 R34 GT-R Vspec. Midnight Purple. One of 282 cars produced. Coming to the US soon, getting full EPA, and ARB (California compliance).  This will be the first California legal R34 GT-R.

Email or call us for more information. or 844-523-2233

Email or call us for more information. or 844-523-2233



Your signed application must include, at a minimum:

1. Your name, address, phone number, and FAX number.
2. Vehicle identification – make, model, model year, VIN or chassis number, engine number, date of manufacture and mileage.
3. Location where you will store the vehicle in the United States.
4. Statement describing use on the public roads, if intended. If on-road use is requested, identify the Independent Commercial Importer (ICI) that will modify the vehicle to bring it into conformity with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency.
5. Basis for the application.
6. Attachments:
1. Photographs – ¾ frontal, ¾ rear, interior, odometer reading and special features (if appropriate).
2. Document from manufacturer or recognized historical source, identifying total production (production verification).
3. Proof of insurance conditioned on limited on-road use (not more than 2,500 miles accumulated in any 12-month period).
4. Identification of vehicle’s:
1. Technological significance – You must identify (be specific) the technology, engineering, and construction features of the vehicle that are advanced and of an unusual nature not commonly found in motor vehicles manufactured in the same time period; or
2. Historical significance – You must identify the historical significance of the vehicle. If a person of historical significance owned the vehicle, you must submit proof that this person owned the vehicle. If the vehicle was the first or last vehicle of a particular model, you must establish this through the manufacturer’s documentation or, if this is not available, through a recognized historical source. If the vehicle was "one of a kind," you must establish this also.

Items of significance must be numerically listed followed by the reason why the item is of significance.

You may then mail the application to:

Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS-223)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Room W45-205
Washington, DC 20590


A vehicle eligible for Show or Display may receive NHTSA approval to be driven on the highway. The odometer must not register more than 2,500 miles in a 12-month period. NHTSA approval of limited on-road use is to allow the vehicle to be driven to and from nearby displays of similar automobiles. Another reason permission is granted is to maintain the vehicle’s engine, braking, lighting, and other dynamic systems in good working order. The vehicle is still required to meet EPA requirements. If the original engine in the vehicle will be replaced with a non-original engine to meet EPA requirements, it must be identified in your application since it may impact on the technological or historical significance of the vehicle.

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