Friday, April 16, 2021

Vehicles Determine Eligible for Importation for Show or Display March 2021

2020 McLaren Speedtail
2020 McLaren Speedtail

This latest list of approved vehicles for Show or Display has been trimmed a little. They have removed all the cars that are over 25 years old, and added a few interesting Show or Display cars, mostly hypercars. Some not yet produced 

2020-2021 Bugatti Divo
2020-2021 Bugatti Divo

Some of the notables. 

2020-2021 Bugatti Divo
2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
2020 McLaren Speedtail

2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50

Its interesting that the 2020 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is on the list of approved vehicles, but won't even be delivered until 2022. Not only is it not current production, its future production.  Since all these vehicles are very limited in number, its very unlikely that they will ever hit 500 cars made. 

The full current list of vehicles eligible for importation under Show or Display March 2021 - NHTSA website

MODEL YEARMAKEMODEL
2003Aston MartinDB7 Zagato Coupe
2014-2018Aston MartinLagonda Taraf
2011Aston MartinOne-77
2012-2013Aston MartinV12 Zagato
2004Aston MartinVanquish Zagato Roadster
1999-2000Aston MartinVantage Le Mans
2012BMWM3 CRT
2020-2021BugattiDivo
2005FerrariEnzo #400 (Pope John Paul II)
2019-2020FerrariMonza SP1 and SP2
2013FerrariSP30
2022Gordon Murray AutomotiveT.50
1997Gruter & Gut (GG)Duetto Sidecar Motorcycle
2000HoldenGTS-R
2015KoenigseggOne:1 Sports Car
1999-2000LamborghiniDiablo GT
2016Land RoverDefender Celebration Autobiography
2016Land RoverDefender Celebration Heritage
2021-2023LotusEvija
2011LotusEvora GTE F1 Limited Edition
1996-1997MaseratiGhibli Cup 2-Dr Coupe
2004-2005MaseratiMC 12
1996-1998McLarenF-1
2020McLarenSpeedtail
2004-2007Mercedes-BenzCLK DTM AMG
1998-1999Mercedes-BenzCLK-GTR Coupe
2002Mercedes-BenzCLK-GTR Roadster
2011, 2013Mercedes-BenzG 500 Cabriolet Final Edition 200
2013-2015Mercedes-BenzG63 AMG 6x6
2017-2018Mercedes-BenzMaybach G650 Landaulet
2009Mercedes-BenzMcLaren SLR 722S
2009Mercedes-BenzSLR McLaren Stirling Moss
2004MGTF 80th Anniversary Limited Edition (RHD/UK)
2010MorganAeromax
2018MorganPlus 8 Speedster
2002NissanSkyline R34 GT-R M-Spec Nur
1999Nissan
Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec Early Model Limited Edition (Midnight Purple II)
2010-2018NobleM600 Carbon Sport
2011OullimSpirra S
1999-2018PaganiZonda
1998Porsche911 Carrera 4S (993) (Last Made)
1996Porsche911 Carrera RS (993)
2004Porsche911 GT3 RS (996)
2010Porsche911 Sport Classic (997)
1996, 1998Porsche911 Carrera GT2 (993)
1997-1998Porsche911 GT1 Strassenversion (993)
2016-2021Rimac AutomobiliConcept One
1985-1995RMAAmphi-Ranger 2800 SR
2000RoverMini Cooper S (Last 50 Made)
1998SubaruImpreza 22B STi
1997ToyotaRAV4-EV (SWB Prototype)

Highlighted in yellow are recent additions or updates on years. 

HELP

HOW YOU MAY APPLY FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT

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:

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

ON-ROAD USE

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. Email me if you need help importing vehicles.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Application for Determination That a Motor Vehicle is Eligible for Show or Display

Application for Determination That a Motor Vehicle is Eligible for Show or Display
Application for Determination That a Motor Vehicle is Eligible for Show or Display

This is the starting point, if there is a vehicle that you want to import for Show or Display. 

First you submit this form, then the NHTSA will make a decision if they vehicle is eligible for Show or Display. If it is granted permission, then each and every vehicle imported under this exemption must also have its own application.  You do not need this form, if a vehicle is on the list of eligible vehicles



Show or Display application


The application for an individual car, once approved is here. https://www.showordisplay.com/2021/03/application-for-permission-to-import.html

Show or Display transfer of ownership application


To transfer ownership of a Show or Display vehicle this is the form required.  


HELP

HOW YOU MAY APPLY FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT

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:

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

ON-ROAD USE

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. Email me if you need help importing vehicles.


Application for Permission to Transfer Ownership of a Motor Vehicle Previously Granted a Show or Display Exemption Under 49 USC 30114

Application for Permission to Transfer Ownership of a Motor Vehicle Previously Granted a Show or Display Exemption Under 49 USC 30114
Application for Permission to Transfer Ownership of a Motor Vehicle Previously Granted a Show or Display Exemption Under 49 USC 30114

This is the newer form for permission to transfer ownership of a Show or Display car.  Notice this form says Show or Display, the other form says Show and Display.  This form gives the new owner permission to purchase a vehicle that was previously imported under Show or Display. You can not legally transfer ownership of a Show or Display car, until you get permission from the NHTSA. 






Show or Display transfer of ownership application


HELP

HOW YOU MAY APPLY FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT

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:

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

ON-ROAD USE

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. Email me if you need help importing vehicles.




Application for Permission to Import a Motor Vehicle for Show and Display

Application for Permission to Import a Motor Vehicle for Show and Display
Application for Permission to Import a Motor Vehicle for Show and Display

This is the newer form for permission. Its funny, it used to be Show OR Display, but these forms say Show AND Display.  The actual notice in the Federal Register is Show OR Display.  The world AND implies you have to show and display it, where OR means you could do either. 




Application to transfer ownership of a Show or Display vehicle



To transfer ownership of a Show or Display vehicle this is the form required.  https://www.showordisplay.com/2021/03/application-for-permission-to-transfer.html

HELP

HOW YOU MAY APPLY FOR PERMISSION TO IMPORT

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:

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

ON-ROAD USE

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. Email me if you need help importing vehicles.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Buy and Store an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R In Japan, Until it is 25 Years Old

Buy and Store an R34 Skyline in Japan Until its 25 years old

TOPRANK IMPORTERS can find and buy a vehicle that is not yet 25 years old, and store it in Japan for you, until it is 25 years old.  Then Toprank will ship it to the US.  In Japan, Toprank can handle any service or modifications you are looking to do.  Buy now to help lock in prices today.

The R34 GT-R version of the Nissan Skyline, start to turn 25 years old, and legal to import to the USA, staring in January 2024. From 1999 to 2002, there were  11,578 built.  There are eight different versions of the R34 GT-R, and they were sold in four regions besides Japan.  There were 14 different colors, although QM1 white was the most popular color, with 25.77%, followed closely by TV2 Bayside Blue with 24.87%. Source - GT-R REGISTRY

We are happy to be able to offer this option to purchase a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R in advance, to avoid the inevitable price increase as we get closer to 2024.  The cars are not eligible for import until January 2024.* Current prices range from $60,000 to $90,000 based on condition. Certain models such as the M Spec Nur and Midnight purple cars are currently in the ballpark of $150,000+ these prices will increase as we get closer to the first date of eligibility. We do have a few R34 Skyline GTR in inventory in Japan available for purchase now with one of our storage plans. If you are looking for something specific we can source that for you as well.  




There are other costs in addition to the price of the car. There is a cost of $5,500 for export and import to the US. This price is all inclusive and includes transport to our facility in Cypress California. Import Tariffs are subject to change, so we can not guarantee the current tariff of 2.5%, will be the same at the time the car is imported. Storage for the car in Japan is additional. We have multiple storage options and costs. Maintenance and modifications while in storage are on option as well, costs are based on your preferences.

If you are a California resident or live in a state that requires ODB2 emissions testing, we can not guarantee that the vehicle will be able to meet emissions requirements, as the R34 GT-R is not equipped from the factory with OBD2. Some States may choose to exempt them or adapt new laws prior to the car turning 25 but that is beyond our control.  Please check local laws for more information. 

We are working on a plan to offer in house financing to well qualified buyers, otherwise payment in full at time of purchase is required. Once the car is paid in full the car is yours. Chassis number specific contracts and purchase agreements will be in place to ensure you have proof of ownership of the car. We will not under any circumstances import the vehicle to you prior to the car turning 25 or assist in any form of illegal importing of the vehicle. In the storage plan you'll see the option to keep the car registered in Japan. We offer this option for our customers who wish to visit Japan and drive their car there until it turns 25 years old

 R34 GT-R INVENTORY IN JAPAN