Originally Posted by Optima
Some JDM Alpinas are already on the list as importable, since they are close to US sold BMWs.
Think modern B5s are okay up to 2006. This is just not something I want to be thinking about.
Oh bloody hell....
That's a Tipo 4, like the Alfa 164 we had here but in Lancia dress. With a Ferrari 308 / Mondial type engine,
the 32 valve 3.0 liter 8. This one is rough, but they were very rare cars.
Last edited by fbobberts; 05-15-2016 at 02:40 AM.
Besides, how could you say no to a RHD, RWD, Mid-engine 5MT 656cc Honda convertible?
...so much want.
Also, I got the final inspection pictures yesterday. Here she sits at port and also the verification of the mileage: Also, when it's all said and done I will have less than $5000 invested in this car. I've bought bigger pieces of crap in the past for more money.
I don't know why they took the trunk lock off, but it is laying on the center console. I hope it's not a unobtanium part to fix it!
Good thread and good choice.
Been looking at importing a RHD car myself since I've always been a JDM nerd at heart
From my trip last August, I hung out with a few people I met in Kobe who deal with import/export business involving vehicles and since they are proficient in English (they are from the Indian subcontinent so that explains it lol) it would help with the process on my end.
Subscribed to this thread to see how it goes. My main choices are of course an R32 GTR (even though they have increased in value these days), a Nissan Safari/Patrol, or a Toyota Century even. Keeping my options open at this point.
This is really awesome, thanks for all the info! I've wanted to import a Peugeot 205 GTI for a long time now, and while it probably still doesn't make sense for me to do it right this second, it's really nice to have someone finally outline what all needs to be done, and what costs are associated with it. It definitely adds a bit more perspective to this little dream of mine, and actually looks pretty doable, all said.
2007 Volkswagen GTI/2012 Honda Civic Si/1997 GMC Suburban/2006 Honda VTX1800C
That website it such a bad rabbit hole to go down.
For whatever reason I feel way too drawn to this Chaser.
From the awesomely 80s two-tone to the whorehouse red interior.
But only 5 more years till I could import a 5th gen Chaser Tourer V. A TRD version of that car was a race victory award in GT2 and I was my favorite car to play for the longest time.