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    Thread: New game: best cars never sold in the US.....

    1. 05-14-2012 10:14 AM #1
      Thinking about moving overseas (Dubai specifically) in the next year or so. I would like to take the opportunity to get something not available in the US.

      Thinking R32/R33 Skylines, S15, Holdens, maybe a Fiat or Renault or the new Sirocco. Along those lines.

      Cannot be too new or exotic. No special editions of models that made it to the US.

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      audi coupe quattro was sold in the US in 1987
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      Quote Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
      audi coupe quattro was sold in the US in 1987
      With the turbo motor?

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      05-14-2012 10:56 AM #8
      Going with the insane hot hatch theme, I nominate the Lancia Delta HF Intergrale
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      I was just about to say Ford Escort RS500 so angry we can't have one here!!!
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      05-14-2012 11:15 AM #12
      Opel Manta:


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      05-14-2012 11:16 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by whitekryptonite View Post
      I was just about to say Ford Escort RS500 so angry we can't have one here!!!
      Doesn't that focus fall under the category of special edition of a car we can here? I know its a Euro chasis, but its still a focus.
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      05-14-2012 11:27 AM #15
      It's about $40,000 USD for a Focus RS in Dubai.

      A non-LHD converted R32 GTR will run you around $13,000 USD. However, I'm not sure if it's the UAE or another Saudi kingdom, but you can only have the car for a year before you have to convert it to LHD or sell it/export it.
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      This needs to be on the first page: Audi RS2


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      With BMW struggling at the time, I don't believe they sold any 507's in the USA. The King did lease one over in Germany though.



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      05-14-2012 11:44 AM #20
      always wanted one of these in Cadillac trim

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      05-14-2012 11:46 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by vwrobertg View Post
      With the turbo motor?
      I couldn't find a UrQ sold without a turbo motor. They should all be 5cyl 2.2 20v Turbos. I'm pretty sure they were sold in the US from 83-87, but I'm no Audi historian.
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      05-14-2012 11:46 AM #23
      If I ever move somewhere where Honda isn't totally ****ing stupid, I want one of these:
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      05-14-2012 11:49 AM #24
      Maybe one day Fiat will bring it over:




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      05-14-2012 11:57 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
      I couldn't find a UrQ sold without a turbo motor. They should all be 5cyl 2.2 20v Turbos. I'm pretty sure they were sold in the US from 83-87, but I'm no Audi historian.
      I was probably your age in 83-87 and can't recall a single turbocharged Audi Coupe on the roads or on the dealer lots. IIRC, they were sold in Canada and there were (don't quote me on this) ~17 cars that made their way into the US via some agreement or another. One was for sale a few years ago.

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      05-14-2012 12:09 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by vwrobertg View Post
      I was probably your age in 83-87 and can't recall a single turbocharged Audi Coupe on the roads or on the dealer lots. IIRC, they were sold in Canada and there were (don't quote me on this) ~17 cars that made their way into the US via some agreement or another. One was for sale a few years ago.
      absolutely FALSE. A Supposed 630 were imported directly into the US dealers. My good friend has a grey market 81 ur-quattro with 700+hp

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      05-14-2012 12:13 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      Maybe one day Fiat will bring it over:



      They have already..
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      05-14-2012 12:22 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid_Hatch View Post
      absolutely FALSE. A Supposed 630 were imported directly into the US dealers.
      Is there any kind of reference to this outside of this thread? Don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to argue with you. Like I said, I've never seen a USDM Quattro Coupe nor have I ever heard of them being sold via a dealer network. Can you post some info? 630 is a well-defined number. Where did it come from?

      Edit: You piqued my curiosity, so I ran a quick Google search on the 630 cars, USDM availability, etc. Still drawing a blank. I mean, there's always a chance I was too stoned during those years to recall the events clearly. Would love some info.
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      And the one that pisses me off the most (not that I can afford it)......

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    32. 05-14-2012 12:52 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSpecial View Post
      A non-LHD converted R32 GTR will run you around $13,000 USD. However, I'm not sure if it's the UAE or another Saudi kingdom, but you can only have the car for a year before you have to convert it to LHD or sell it/export it.
      I think i've heard that about the UAE too, unfortunately.

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      I've actually seen one in person in Dubai when I lived there years ago. Too bad they're stupid rare.

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      05-14-2012 01:17 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      Maybe one day Fiat will bring it over:



      The sold those here. Here's one I spotted in a Beverly Hills driveway a couple of years ago.




      another one in LA:


      one in NY:
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      05-14-2012 01:19 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      Opel Manta:

      We got those here as well:

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      05-14-2012 01:20 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by maloosheck View Post
      I think these are available for import or show-and-display (can't remember which). There's one with 600 miles on it currently for sale in SD.

      You guys need to get more creative!
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