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Old April 18th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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So its not even here yet? If I'm going to buy a unicorn I at least want to see it first.

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Nope. It supposedly "at the German Port/Dock" waiting to be shipped." I call BS. These guys are nothing but scammers waiting to be paid in full, take their ~ $40,000 USD in profit, then toss that D-110 on a boat. Buyer beware.

But then again, who knows? There is a local guy who owns a totally sweet late model Skyline GT, RHD and all. He brought the chassis in without the motor and imported the motor a few weeks later. Mated the two and registered it in MD as a kit car or something similar. I saw the tag the MD DMV stamped on the right door jamb. The fun begain when the MONSTER turbos and intercooler were installed. He would wipe his ass with Neil's automatic.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Couple of things. 1) if brought in under manufactures exemption LRNA would have to apply for it not some random employee on the sly. 2) Once imported (as if) the original importer will need to title the truck as import docs are non transferable like for instance an open car title would be. 3) I want that badly
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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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The same could be said for cougars, but that's another subject all together.

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Old April 18th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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New steering wheel design looks to be smaller diameter. After 25 years they decide to update it just as they are about to replace the entire body style...
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Old April 18th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Steering wheel is different than what comes in new trucks. All the german spec trucks seem to have it.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 10:51 PM
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I asked about it on ebay, whoever responded claims to already have one in the US and titled in Florida.


"The Vehicle will be Customs cleared here in the US, The Buyer will then have to register and pay sales tax and tags in their home state. I personally have got one titled in the State of Florida without any issues. However the emmissions in some states such a CA maybe an issue for this Diesel Truck. Thanks for your interest

- jules_2181"
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B.S. on the Manufacturer's exemption. Yes some auto execs have had really cool cars imported in the past but as far as I have read: 1- They are NOT transferrable 2 - They are valid for one year 3 - They need to be for "testing"
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Old April 19th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Apparently they're registering these as kit cars. According to the seller, it's "perfectly legal"
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Old April 19th, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Depending on the state you can do things like that
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Vehicle has been built by Matzker in Germany. Lo and behold the same vehicle is on their website so would be interesting to know whether seller even owns the vehicle?
http://www.matzker.de/product_info.php?products_id=1552
Matzker is an 'official' LR dealer in Germany but unusually one who also designs and manufacture aftermarket 'custom' parts for LR's. They do some really nice work.

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Old April 19th, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Depending on the state you can do things like that

I know you can't in ours.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 05:08 PM
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i just noticed this line: 3 Year new vehicle worldwide warranty.

would love to see what would happen to the guy who buys it from eBay and rolls into his local LR dealership in asks for warranty work.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 05:17 PM
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i just noticed this line: 3 Year new vehicle worldwide warranty.

would love to see what would happen to the guy who buys it from eBay and rolls into his local LR dealership in asks for warranty work.
The dealer doesn't even know how to work on the NAS defenders.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:15 PM
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why do people keep confusing the ability to register a truck in a certain manor, with that registration being legal?

and the skyline mentioned above? they have in the past popped people for that, and will in the future. in fact, that very model seems to be the popular target. disassembling a car and reassembling a car does not make it a kit car, nor will it be viewed as imported for parts. they will view it as the car that is is and smash it. now, on the slim chance you post your stuff on forums and get nabbed, you may choose to argue, but unlike what fox news would have you believe, judges arnt that stupid. they may not be able to differentiate in words the difference between art and pornography, but as stewart said, they know i when they see it.
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