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Old December 25th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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How is this one a legal import?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/D90-/...#ht_500wt_1021
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Old December 25th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Because its a labor of live hand crafted restoration with no expense spared. They even carefully mounted a period set of UK plates to complete the image.

I'm going to bet that the original vin relates to a RHD vehicle though.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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How is this one a legal import?
It isn't. But its here.

Regardless of 1980 VIN (re)installed on the bulkhead, I wouldn't go near it (unless it was it was being parted out. No idea why people continue to risk this sort of contraband importation. By the letter of the law, you could do time for having smuggled it in the the US. Also, if someone were in a major accident in it, insurance companies would drop them like a bad transmission... Just sayin'....
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Old December 25th, 2012, 04:38 PM
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That truck i is as legal as Neil's 17-year old Ukrainian stripper girlfriend with no passport or Visa. Same amount of fun too........until there's a knock at the door
ROTFLMAO....

Sorry had to cross post...its the funnest thing I've encountered all day...been with my yankee WASP family since 8:00AM... Merry Christmas!
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ROTFLMAO....

Sorry had to cross post...its the funnest thing I've encountered all day...been with my yankee WASP family since 8:00AM... Merry Christmas!
I imagine we could swap a few stories. Been drinking since 8 am?
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Interesting to follow the vin

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174k ? someone is mighty proud of that truck.
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No doubt they are proud.

I wonder what condition it was in when it arrived in Norfolk in August of last year? Was all of this work done back in the UK do these trucks get a facelift after arriving here?
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Even the Freelander's are overpriced.
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BTW it arrived in the U.S. in the same container as this truck. http://www.ecarlist.com/cgi-bin/show...6195&mode=show

Only 9300 miles and it must have sold for almost $50k. Those guys at Red Mountain get some nice trucks.

There was a 110 in the container, too. I'll have to see where it went.
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Even the Freelander's are overpriced.
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say you bought a truck that had been VIN swapped and you'd bought it in good faith as a 'no expense spared restoration' ... how would you prove that it was in fact a restoration rather than a VIN swap should you be required by a court?
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say you bought a truck that had been VIN swapped and you'd bought it in good faith as a 'no expense spared restoration' ... how would you prove that it was in fact a restoration rather than a VIN swap should you be required by a court?
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say you bought a truck that had been VIN swapped and you'd bought it in good faith as a 'no expense spared restoration' ... how would you prove that it was in fact a restoration rather than a VIN swap should you be required by a court?
Receipts?
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Are you allowed to upgrade the engine, as opposed to swapping it for like, when you do a "no expense spared restoration?"

Sorry if that's a dumb question.

BTW the 110 in the same container was just a chassis from what I can tell.
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Are you allowed to upgrade the engine, as opposed to swapping it for like, when you do a "no expense spared restoration?"

Sorry if that's a dumb.
There are lots of non-conforming engines about. You can read up here:

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Receipts?
does everyone one just claim ignorance until the guy with the grinder and stamps back wherever the work was done?
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