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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

First 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R Imported to the US Under the 25 Year Exemption




So I don't want to blow up Trevor's Facebook with 1,000 random friend requests, I won't post a link here, but here it goes.  The first 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R, to legally enter the country under the 25 year rule.  For more information on the 25 year rule please read my post at MotoIQ.  Congratulations to Trevor. He had all his ducks in a row, and had no hold ups. HS7, 3520-1, and paid the tariff.

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Crossing the border
One happy man in the frigid tundra. 
This is the reason the Nissan Skyline GT-R is illegal in the US. 
Forged documents on a Nissan Silvia S15 from Soho Imports.
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10 comments:

L. Shea said...

Ok well this may sound like a stupid question but I thought they could only be imported after 25 years based on the month they we built in 89 i.e. a September car would have to wait until September of this year, is that not true?

Anonymous said...

No, it's based on the year of manufacture. After 25 years it doesn't have to meet fed emissions or have to be crash tested, but it still has to pass SMOG in California. Also, there are excemptions if the car is based on something already sold in the US i.e. you can import an Audi RS4 Avant because the A4 is already sold here.

PingPong Tsan said...

I thought the same since they didn't even build the R32 until August or September of 89. How do we know this is legit?

Matt said...

That was my understanding as well, but I'm not a lawyer...

Mason Delapp said...

Yea they do go by the month and the earliest GTRs I've ever seen are September. Not sure how this one was a January car.

Anonymous said...

You're 100% correct. It is based on the month, but how many customs people will know that? Should be around August/September for them to be a full 25 years old, based on month.

Andrew said...

I was under the exact same impression as this was communicated to me from two different sources, one of which was a well known reputable importer of JDM vehicles. Can we get some clarification here?

Blake Henke said...

Considering most cars are produced 6-9 months before they are sold by the dealer, this car may have been built in '88.

Sean Morris said...

To answer the question. We personally checked in 2012, when we imported our NISMO Nissan GT-R's under Show or Display. US Customs told us it was too messy with month to month, that it was on the Calendar Year of manufacture. If you look at the 3520-1 it is very clear.The HS7 is a little more ambiguous.

Makoa said...

So I was thinking of purchasing a 1999 Skyline R32, would that be legal or do I have to wait for the 25 year mark of 1999? Because I don't want it to be seized.

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