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Old July 22nd, 2014, 08:06 PM
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 08:21 PM
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Local news in Charlotte NC just ran the below story about Homeland Security taking a Defender 110.

Here is a link to the story:
http://www.wbtv.com/story/26075071/w...ze-land-rovers

http://www.wbtv.com/story/26075071/w...ze-land-rovers


STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -
When Jennifer Brinkley saw a line of law enforcement vehicles coming up her driveway last Tuesday she didn't know what to think. "I haven't done anything wrong."

The Homeland Security agents were not there to take her away, they were looking for illegally imported Land Rover Defenders. Brinkley had bought one via the internet last year and had invested more than $60,000 into the rare vehicle.

She thought she had checked it all out and she legally owned it. "They popped up the hood and looked at the Vehicle Identification Number and compared it with a piece of paper and then took the car with them," she said.

It turns out that in recent years some importers have changed the VIN number to comply with import regulations. All vehicles coming into the United States must meet strict safety and emissions standards. Land Rover Defenders, for the most part, do not meet the standards.

But a quirk in the law does allow the importing of vehicles 25-years-old and older regardless of whether the standards are met. There have been cases in recent years where importers have changed the VIN to make the vehicle appear older and thereby allowing it to come into the United States.

Defenders, even ones 25-years-old, will sell at a premium in America. Brinkley says she bought the vehicle online and has been trying to reach the seller but unsuccessfully.

The lawsuit, that has dozens of vehicles listed for seizure, shows the VIN number for her car but a different owner than her. Brinkley has hired an attorney to look into the claims but says the agents who took the vehicle still have not told her where it is being kept so she can check the VIN numbers herself.

A vehicle typically has the VIN number on several locations and all the numbers are supposed to match. If they do in this case, Brinkley says the agents need to relent.

"I want my car back," she said.

She has been given 35 days to appeal the seizure.

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If you watch the video, the addresses of some people are shown....
I would be pissed if my address was on there and this was shown on the news.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 09:27 PM
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If you watch the video, the addresses of some people are shown....
I would be pissed if my address was on there and this was shown on the news.
I believe it is public record now.


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Old July 22nd, 2014, 09:59 PM
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:08 PM
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This thread is not to be a catch-all for any and all import talk. I know you're not the first, but it's getting old. Please post your question in the appropriate section and start a new thread if need be.

This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter.

I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:12 PM
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This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter.

I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
Make that 899. I really do hate my beagles, and it's important everyone knows that.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:29 PM
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This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter.

I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
Look out Jeff, you may have gotten post 1,000 but I'm all over 2,000

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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:32 PM
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:43 PM
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This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter.

I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
Nothing has changed...the law is still the law.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:47 PM
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This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter.

I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
Not at all. This thread is 100% about things that happened in 2012 or before. But that's been said many times.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 10:50 PM
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This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter. I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
No they have not. You know how to read. As I already said, this is not the catch-all thread for "can I import this?" so do your due diligence. The very fact that you posted that truck tells all of us you have not.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 12:22 AM
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For the love of Solihull, can we move this thread into the Pit yet? I'm already in the back room wearing my member's only green smoking jacket and the ice is melting in my scotch.
If you do not find this thread interesting or entertaining you can always stop reading the thread. Then for you it will have ceased. This might be a radical concept for some people. Something like giving up tobacco, but it is doable.

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Old July 23rd, 2014, 12:37 AM
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For the love of Solihull, can we move this thread into the Pit yet? I'm already in the back room wearing my member's only green smoking jacket and the ice is melting in my scotch.
Nothing worse than watered down scotch.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 07:15 AM
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This thread is 1000+ posts about 900 of which are useless banter. I think it's a pretty pertinent question to ask how / if a potential buyer can protect themselves or be sure to do their due diligence. It seems as if the events of this thread have changed the landscape of how the game is played so to speak.
And you have been here for a whole 20 days and already whinnying ?

Damn, I need to get a beagle and cheap whiskey
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And you have been here for a whole 20 days and already whinnying ?

Damn, I need to get a beagle and cheap whiskey
I'd be interesting to know how many Defender "enthusiasts" have enrolled here since Tuesday
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 07:44 AM
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 07:50 AM
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What if one was interested in purchasing this Rover that's currently on ebay. How would you proceed with the due diligence to determine if it is a "legal" truck.
This is not the tread to be asking that question.
There is an existing thread explaining what's legal on this forum as a sticky.
That's what you need to read.
Imho, the vehicle you listed has been extensively modified from factory specs. As it stands today, it would not be a legal import.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 08:45 AM
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As it stands today, it would not be a legal import.
I know this. That is not the question I am asking. I am asking if there is a way to determine if it was legally imported and up to snuff at that time, and then what documentation would be needed/necessary to prove that the work done was done legally here in the US after importation.

I apologize if this is not the right thread to be discussing this. I've posted a similar question in the other recently started thread.
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I have a friend that has a friend that has a friend that specializes in taking beagles for a long walk...
Reminds me of Spaceballs... Lone Star, I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
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