Friday, April 16, 2021

Vehicles Determined 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

2003Aston MartinDB7 Zagato Coupe
2014-2018Aston MartinLagonda Taraf
2011Aston MartinOne-77
2012-2013Aston MartinV12 Zagato
2004Aston MartinVanquish Zagato Roadster
1999-2000Aston MartinVantage Le Mans
2005FerrariEnzo #400 (Pope John Paul II)
2019-2020FerrariMonza SP1 and SP2
2022Gordon Murray AutomotiveT.50
1997Gruter & Gut (GG)Duetto Sidecar Motorcycle
2015KoenigseggOne:1 Sports Car
1999-2000LamborghiniDiablo GT
2016Land RoverDefender Celebration Autobiography
2016Land RoverDefender Celebration Heritage
2011LotusEvora GTE F1 Limited Edition
1996-1997MaseratiGhibli Cup 2-Dr Coupe
2004-2005MaseratiMC 12
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)
2018MorganPlus 8 Speedster
2002NissanSkyline R34 GT-R M-Spec Nur
Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec Early Model Limited Edition (Midnight Purple II)
2010-2018NobleM600 Carbon Sport
2011OullimSpirra S
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. 



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


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.